Analytic Quality Glossary


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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2004-21, Analytic Quality Glossary, Quality Research International,

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 22 September, 2021 , © Lee Harvey 2004–2021.


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Substantial equivalency

core definition

Substantial equivalency is a term used in the US to indicate that an overseas programme is essentially the same as a US programme of study.

explanatory context


analytical review

CHEA (2002) defines it as:

Substantial Equivalency: (U.S.) Certification of a non-U.S. program based on a finding that it is in all essential respects the equivalent of similar programs in the United States and meets accepted quality standards. Usually operative in situations in which reciprocity agreements are not in place.

associated issues


related areas

See also

off-shore provision



Council For Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) 2001, Glossary of Key Terms in Quality Assurance and Accreditation, last updated 23 October 2002, accessed 18 September 2012, page not available 30 December 2016.

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