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This company offers a diploma based on life experiences and an assessment test (not a GED).
This business is not BBB accredited.
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Reason for Rating
BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.
Factors that lowered the rating for Belford High School include:
- 28 complaints filed against business
- Failure to respond to 13 complaints filed against business
The BBB cannot confirm or deny the company is still in business. However, they have failed to respond to the BBB to resolve and address complaint issues.
Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details
|Complaint Type||Total Closed Complaints|
|Problems with Product/Service||18|
|Total Closed Complaints||28|
Additional Complaint Information
BBB records indicate that this company is a diploma mill that offers high school diplomas and post-secondary degrees online. This company advertises that students can receive their degree in as little as 15 days. Do not fall victim to promises of a quick and easy education. Consumers report paying hundreds of dollars for diplomas and/or degrees but later discover that credentials offered by this organization are fraudulent and worthless.
The BBB believes this business to be based out of Karachi, Pakistan. There is no indication that the business has a legitimate address based in the U.S. The Bureau has attempted to contact the company at the following addresses and has received returned mail from each of the addresses listed below as of today:
5715 Will Clayton Parkway Ste 1301
Humble TX 77338
8020 Blankenship Drive
Houston, TX 77055
Licensing, Bonding or Registration
This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding
or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain
any requirements are currently being met.
These agencies may include:
Texas Workforce Commission
101 E. 15th St., Austin TX 78778
Phone Number: (800) 832-9243
Business ManagementMr. Salem Kureshi, Owner
SCHOOLS-GENERAL INTEREST CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS SCHOOLS-ACAD-COLLEGES & UNV.
Alternate Business NamesBelford University Organization for Global Learning Education
A BBB investigation into the physical location of this company concluded that the company's listed address of 5715 Will Clayton Parkway, Ste. #1301 is a postal drop box. On November 3, 2010 the BBB received correspondence from the company stating the following, "We are a Panama based educational company incorporated as per the laws of the Republic of Panama. We own and operate Belford University and Belford High School and cater to students globally. We do not have any office in US and do not operate from the mentioned address."
According to complaints, students are directed to forward all correspondence and payments to Belford at the 5715 Will Clayton Parkway address.