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Belford High School

Phone: (866) 426-1247 Fax: (281) 664-5522 View Additional Phone Numbers 5715 Will Clayton Parkway PMB 1301, Humble, TX 77338 http://belfordhighschoolonline.org View Additional Web Addresses ! There is an alert on Belford High School !


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Description

This company offers a diploma based on life experiences and an assessment test (not a GED).


BBB Accreditation

This business is not BBB accredited.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered the rating for Belford High School include:

  • 27 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Failure to respond to 6 complaint(s) filed against business

Factors that raised the rating for Belford High School include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Resolution of complaint(s) 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

27 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 20 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 6
Billing/Collection Issues 1
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 4
Problems with Product/Service 16
Total Closed Complaints 27

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

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Belford High School
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: February 01, 2005 Business started: 09/07/2003
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
http://www.twc.state.tx.us/.tx.us
Phone Number: (800) 832-9243

Business Management
Mr. Salem Kureshi, Owner
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Salem Kureshi, Owner
Business Category

SCHOOLS-GENERAL INTEREST CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS SCHOOLS-ACAD-COLLEGES & UNV.

Alternate Business Names
Belford University Organization for Global Learning Education
Additional Information

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.

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BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview


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Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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Details

BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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