Branch Campus Application

As described under Section 1-3-102 of the Accreditation Criteria, a 'branch campus' (previously referred to as Additional Location) is "a location of institution that is geographically apart and independent of the main campus of that institution, but under the same corporate structure as the main campus (i.e., part of the main campus corporation or a wholly owned subsidiary). The branch campus is permanent in nature, offers courses in educational programs leading to a degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential, and has its own budget, faculty, administrative staff and supervisory organization."

As referenced under Section 2-2-101, the establishment of a branch campus is considered a substantive change and requires prior Council action before the institution can advertise, recruit, or enroll students. Please refer to Sections 2-2-104 (a) and 2-2-110 (a) for additional information concerning branch campuses. Please note that all required documents and information called for in the Branch Campus Application must be submitted for consideration by the Council. Online payment of the Branch Application Fee is required for submission of the application. An on-site verification is required within six months after the initial class start date.

The following documents are required:

  • Application-Branch Campus Narrative-Part I
  • State Authorization to operate the branch or a letter of exemption
  • Organizational Chart which also shows the relationship to the main campus
  • Signed lease for the facility or a copy of the contract of sale, deed of trust and title, as appropriate
  • Fire, safety, and health codes compliance documentation
  • Occupancy documentation
  • Academic Credit Analysis for each program offered at the branch campus
  • Inventory of equipment
  • Learning Resource Center plans, including future development of the reference materials
  • Sample copy of the enrollment agreement
  • Ownership Disclosure form
  • Designated Delegate form
  • Plan to Expand an Institution's Scope of Accreditation
  • Distance Education consortium agreement, if applicable
  • Waiver request approval, if the Council had placed the institution on expansion restrictions

Contact person at ACICS: Ms. Terri Jelinek, Program Analyst,

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