19 November 2012
- Last edited 06 August 2015
Kensington University originally operated as an unaccredited but state approved post-secondary school in Glendale California but was ordered shut down in 1995-96 for failing to meet state standards. It then re-opened in Hawaii as Kensington International University until closed down in Hawaii under court order a few years later. It is to my knowledge now 100% defunct.
This school was cited in the 1995 government sting operation on diploma mills and forced to close in both California and Hawaii so its credibility is not widely established in terms of using a degree from here for employment. Degrees from here have been banned for use in several states, such as Texas.
If you attended this school in California during the period it was a state approved yet unaccredited college then contact the State Department for questions related to receiving records. Schools are supposed to maintain records following closure BUT since this school was closed for failure to meet legal requirements and re-located twice you may not be able to locate any records facility for the institution.
Start here:California Post Secondary Education Commission http://www.cpec.ca.gov/
The Commission, which is being phased out of active service, acted as a clearinghouse for private postsecondary and vocational education schools that were approved by the state of California to operate as licensed schools. For questions about licensure or oversight of these institutions:
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Phone: (916) 574-7720
Hopefully you can get some referral on this BUT since Kennsington is long gone through legal shut down and was never accredited I know of no other place that would keep the records for such an institution.
All the best