Brick and Mortar are not Required
An online university or college startup does not require brick and mortar buildings. What it does
require is everything else. Shedding buildings does not mean shedding rigor, quality, or the content delivery
one would receive inside a live classroom.
If your organization is considering starting a
school, college or university that is fully functional in every way, then the Academy can help you build it. Through
direct US local, state, and international government contacts, the Academy assists in obtaining university authorizations,
licensing to hold classes and the ability to supply educational services, issue degrees, diplomas, and certificates.
In addition, the Academy lays out a clear, well defined protocol that must be undertaken
to provide jurisdictionally legal, ethical, and quality education milestones in order to acquire legitimate recognitions from
faculty, students, and the international education community.
Costs To Consider
- Nominee and bank services
- Offshore and/or domestic headquarters
- Curriculum and content
- Delivery platform for courses and instruction
- Retention of experienced online faculty
Virtual schools do not require
a hard site but organizations determined to begin an online virtual entity, whether a K-12, college, or even corporate training
organization, there are services that it would be helpful to maintain for a physical presence and a "place"
Once an organization crosses the threshold to start or undertake
a new school, they can never go back and start over. Plan ahead or plan to fail.
For organizations, academics and individuals contemplating establishing both an on-ground and online school, the
primary consideration in the beginning should be funding availability and the initial licensing required.
Authorization / Licensing
Under The Academy's guidance, an authorized and licensed school may conduct online classes worldwide
via the Internet and be able to enroll students from every continent. Such a school may open as many branches
as desired to fulfill their mission. Actual licenses may be obtained both in the USA and offshore and held by a registered corporation
either domestic or foreign.
Registering an international organization may
obtain for organizers important legal and tax advantages. However, there are also drawbacks of distance and control.
The positives include keeping all income from the university tax free from foreign, non resident jurisdictions.
It would protect directors from errors or omissions that may be committed by university administrators and may be more
attractive to international students who would not be quite so critical of a start up higher education provider.
Operating authorizations in some jurisdictions can take up to three years depending
on the authority. The Academy fees for these services are negotiated and depend on the complexity and experience of the
applicant organization and individuals. Further, applicants seeking to operate a registered and authorized university, in
particular, should be prepared to have a sufficient budget in place before undertaking any online university
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