Cerritos College
Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

What if Cerritos College loses its accreditation?

San Francisco Community College is losing its accreditation and it is raising a lot of questions from students and professors everywhere.

According to onlinecourses.net, a loss of accreditation will force the college or university to close its doors. This is because the school will no longer be eligible to receive federal and state financial aid, which is a significant source of funding for many schools. It’s not illegal for a school to operate without institutional accreditation; however, in some cases the school may continue to enroll students.

If this were to happen here at Cerritos College, it would make all the hard work and effort that students have put into school worth nothing.

It’s hard to imagine what those students and faculty are feeling right now because that would make them furious.

In a way, students should feel betrayed by the college for allowing the school to lose it’s accreditation.

It’s understandable that it is not only the schools, but the student’s responsibility to help the college from shutting down, but the school needs to fight harder to keep the school open.

Being that San Francisco Community College is one of the largest community colleges in the state, you would think that there would be a lot more people to help support keeping its doors open.

If Cerritos College was to lose its accreditation, students won’t even know where to go afterward.

A lot of people could go to Cypress College or Long Beach City College.

People here at Cerritos have a lot of pride in their school and enjoy being here and can’t imagine how different it would feel going somewhere else.

The countless amount of hours spent here at school would be all for nothing if they just had to pick up and go somewhere else.

Also, all of the credits that you received might not transfer over to another college, which means degrees wouldn’t mean anything if you received it from a school that lost it’s accreditation.

It’s sad knowing that this is all happening to the students of San Francisco Community College and one can only hope that those students do everything in their power to get there credits transferred and their money back, which according to valueofadegree.com says is close to impossible.

In all, it’s unfair for the students and faculty of that school. Let’s hope people are fighting hard to keep their school open and not just sitting back and watching as its doors close.

Let’s hope it never happens here at Cerritos College.


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Spring 2014 Hello everyone! My name is Larissa Morales and I am a Journalism major. This is my second semester on the Talon Marks staff and I couldn't be more excited to work with such wonderful colleges; some old and some new! I love writing, which is why I am a Journalism major and I hope to be graduating this May with my AA degree. I was recently married last May and my husband and I are excited to announce that we are expecting our first child. If I can do it, so can you! I hope you all enjoy my stories.
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