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Adverse Actions

The following adverse actions were taken by the ACICS Council. Adverse actions, which include denial of initial accreditation, renewal of accreditation, and reinstatement following a change of ownership/control; as well as a withdrawal by suspension can be appealed to the Review Board of Appeals as described in Section 2-3-600 of the Accreditation Criteria.  

An institution who has appealed a denial or withdrawal of accreditation action remains accredited through the appeals process. A campus whose approval to remain within the accredited status of its institution's grant of accreditation was withdrawn, and is being appealed by the institution, remains approved until the final appeal decision.

Tables reflect current activity through the appeal process

- Action to Deny Initial Grant of Accreditation   - Action To Withdraw Accreditation by Suspension  
- Action to Deny Renewal Grant of Accreditation   - Action to Withdraw Campus Approval
- Action to Discontinue Accreditation   - Action to Withdraw Accreditation by Revocation  

Action to Deny Initial Grant of Accreditation

Name Effective Date &Comment
CENSA International College
4481 NW 167th Street
Miami Gardens, FL 33055
ACICS ID: 00248377 - Main Campus

December 20, 2016
Affirmation of Council decision by Review Board of Appeals.  

August 26, 2016 Denial of Application 
Appealable to Review Board

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Action to Deny Renewal Grant of Accreditation
Name   Effective Date & Comment  

BIR Training Center
3601 West Devon Avenue, Suite 210
Chicago, IL 60659
ACICS ID: 00223527 - Main Campus

BIR Training Center
828 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
ACICS ID: 00228272 - Learning Site

BIR Training Center
6240 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60634
ACICS ID: 00228276 - Learning Site

BIR Training Center
5440 North Cumberland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60656
ACICS ID: 00242509 - Learning Site

BIR Training Center - Manufacturing Lab
5338 N. Northwest Highway
Chicago, IL 60630
ACICS ID: 00242531 - Learning Site

May 25, 2018

Institution has withdrawn its intent to appeal the denial action to the Review Board. Therefore, the action is considered final.

 

May 11, 2018
Institution has appealed the decision to the Review Board of Appeals.

April 19, 2018 - Denial of Application
Appealable to the Review Board of Appeals

Bristol University
2390 East Orangewood Avenue
Suite 485
Anaheim, CA 92806
ACICS ID: 00015728 - Main Campus
June 14, 2017
Affirmation of Denial Accreditation following Legal Appeal, Effective March 18, 2016

March 22, 2016
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has ordered that the institution’s accreditation be held in abeyance pending further order from the Court. 

March 18, 2016
Affirmation of Council decision by the Review Board of Appeals

December 11, 2015 - Denial of Application
 Appealable to the Review Board of Appeals

SOLEX College
350 E. Dundee Road, Suite 200
Wheeling, IL 600900
ACICS ID: 00024422 - Main Campus

Wabash Learning Site
180 N. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601
ACICS ID: 00267203 - Learning Site

August 9, 2017 - Denial of Application
Appealable to the Review Board of Appeals

Final - Institution choose not to appeal







American College of Commerce and Technology
803 West Broad Street #100
Falls Church, VA 22046
ACICS ID: 00050228 - Main Campus

American College of Commerce and Technology - Alhambra
1000 S. Fremont Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91803
ACICS ID: 00274252 - Branch Campus


September 15, 2017
Institution provided a written response to the action, while choosing not to appeal. 

August 9, 2017 - Denial of Application
Appealable to the Review Board of Appeals

West Virginia Business College
1052 Main Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
ACICS ID: 00010484 - Main Campus


West Virginia Business College
116 Pennsylvania Avenue
Nutter Fort, WV 26301
ACICS ID: 00010868 - Branch Campus





April 10, 2017
The Council reaffirmed its decision to deny the institution's application for renewal accreditation. 

February 28, 2017
Review Board of Appeals remanded the case back to the Council for its consideration. 

December 27, 2016
Institution has appealed the decision to the Review Board of Appeals

December 22, 2016 - Denial of Application
Appealable to the Review Board of Appeals

Spanish-American Institute
240 West 35th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
ACICS ID: 00010791 - Main Campus





March 3, 2017
Review Board of Appeals affirmed the Council's decision. 

December 28, 2016
Institution has appealed the decision to the Review Board of Appeals.

December 20, 2016 - Denial of Application
Appealable to the Review Board of Appeals
DuBois Business College
One Beaver Drive
DuBois, PA 15801
ACICS ID: 00011225 - Main Campus

DuBois Business College
701 East Third Street
Oil City, PA 16301
ACICS ID: 00012819 - Branch Campus

DuBois Business College
1001 Moore Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652
ACICS ID: 00012824 - Branch Campus

DuBois Business College
200 Shady Lane, Suite 100
Philipsburg, PA 16866
ACICS ID: 00250238 - Learning Site

August 26, 2016 - Denial of Application
Appealable to the Review Board of Appeals

Final - Institution chose not to appeal


















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 Action to Discontinue Accreditation

Name   Effective Date & Comment  
American College of Commerce and Technology    
803 West Broad Street #100
Falls Church, VA 22046
ACICS ID: 00050228 - Main Campus

American College of Commerce and Technology - Alhambra
1000 S. Fremont Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91803
ACICS ID: 00274252 - Branch Campus                   
September 15, 2017
Following its denial of renewal of accreditation,
but before the expiration of its grant of accreditation,
the institution failed to notify ACICS of its change
of ownership and follow the required procedures for approval.

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Action to Withdraw Accreditation By Suspension

Name    Effective Date & Comment  

Camelot College
2618 Wooddale Boulevard, Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
ACICS ID: 00011311 - Main campus

September 5, 2019 - Withdrawal by Suspension Action
Appealable to the Review Board of Appeals
Cheryl Fell's School of Business
2541 Military Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
ACICS ID: 00010544 - Main campus

March 12, 2018 - Withdrawal by Suspension Action
Appealable to the Review Board of Appeals

FINAL - Institution chose not to appeal
Herguan University
595 Lawrence Expressway
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
ACICS ID: 00039183 - Main Campus

August 9, 2017
Appealable to the Review Board of Appeals

Action superseded by subsequent, non-appealable revocation of accreditation decision.

Northwest Suburban College
5999 S. New Wike Road, Bldg.400
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
ACICS ID: 00135778 - Main Campus

November 15, 2017
Review Board affirmed the Council's decision.

August 16, 2017
Institution had appealed the decision to the Review Board of Appeals

August 9, 2017 - Withdrawal by Suspension Action
Appealable to the Review Board of Appeals

Computer Systems Institute
5330 Grand Avenue
Gurnee, IL 60031
ACICS ID: 00023493– Main Campus
 

Computer Systems Institute
8930 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60077
ACICS ID: 00022181 – Branch Campus
 


Computer Systems Institute
29 East Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60602
ACICS ID: 00023489 – Branch Campus

 Computer Systems Institute
400B Airport Road
Elgin, IL 60123
ACICS ID: 00039798 – Branch Campus

 Computer Systems Institute
477 East Butterfield Road, Suite 304
Lombard, IL 60148
ACICS ID: 00023491 – Learning Site

 Computer Systems Institute
592 Main Street
Charlestown, MA 02129
ACICS ID: 00231062– Learning Site
 

 Computer Systems Institute
10 Mechanic Street
Worcester, MA 01608
ACICS ID: 00231063– Learning Site
 

 Computer Systems Institute
1105 Commonwealth Avenue
Allston, MA 02215
ACICS ID: 00278094 – Learning Site

May 8, 2017
FINAL - Institution did not appeal


April 20, 2017  - Withdrawal by Suspension Action
Appealable to the Review Board of Appeals

The College of Office Technology
1514-20 West Division Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60622
ACICS ID: 00010756 – Main Campus
 September 5, 2013
Grant of Accreditation Withdrawn by Suspension – FINAL 
Institution chose not to appeal 

August 21, 2013 - Withdrawal by Suspension Action
Appealable to Review Board of Appeals  

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Action to Withdraw Campus Approval

 

Name Effective Date &Comment
College of Business & Technology
8230 W. Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33144
ACICS ID: 00022322 - Main Campus

College of Business & Technology
5190 NW 167 Street, Suite 200
Miami Gardens, FL 33014
ACICS ID: 00177353 - Branch Campus
March 12, 2018 - Withdrawal of Campus Approval
Appealable to the Review Board of Appeals


FINAL - Institution chose not to appeal
Harris School of Business
One Mall Drive, Suite 700
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
ACICS ID: 00010547 - Main Campus

Harris-Casel Institute
5000 Stack Blvd, Suite A-4
Melbourne, FL 32901
ACICS ID: 00255005 - Branch Campus
March 12, 2018 - Withdrawal of Campus Approval
Appealable to the Review Board of Appeals


FINAL - Institution chose not to appeal
Salter College: A Private Two-Year College
184 West Boylston Street
West Boylston, MA 01583
ACICS ID: 00010357 - Main Campus

Salter College
645 Shawinigan Drive
Chicopee, MA 01020
ACICS ID: 00042959 - Branch Campus
March 12, 2018 - Withdrawal of Campus Approval
Appealable to the Review Board of Appeals


FINAL - Institution chose not to appeal
American National University
1813 East Main Street
Salem, VA 24153
ACICS ID: 00010278 - Main Campus

American National University
3487 Belmont Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44505
ACICS ID: 00023466 - Branch Campus

March 5, 2018
Institution voluntarily withdrew its accreditation from ACICS under the adverse action, prior to the scheduled appeal hearing.

January 16, 2018
Institution has appealed the decision to the Review Board of Appeals.
 
January 3, 2018 - Withdrawal of Campus Approval
Appealable to the Review Board of Appeals
Miller-Motte Technical College
1820 Business Park Drive
Clarksville, TN 37040
ACICS ID: 00010911 - Main Campus

Miller-Motte College
5000 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28405
ACICS ID: 00010233 - Branch Campus

January 18, 2018
Institution voluntarily withdrew the inclusion of the
MMTC Wilmington branch campus, under adverse action, from within its grant of accreditation.

 January 16, 2018
Institution has appealed the decision to the Review Board of Appeals.

January 3, 3018 - Withdrawal of Campus Approval
Appealable to the Review Board of Appeals

Branford Hall Career Institute
1100 North Broadway
Amityville, NY 11701
ACICS ID: 00178224 – Main Campus

Branford Hall Career Institute
One Summit Place
Branford, CT 06405
ACICS ID: 00010452 – Branch Campus

November 15, 2017
Review Board affirmed the Council's decision. 

 

August 22, 2017
Institution has appealed the decision to the Review Board of Appeals.  

August 10, 2017 Withdrawal of Campus Approval
Appealable to the Review Board of Appeals

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Action to Withdraw by Revocation (Not Appealable)  

 

Name Effective Date &Comment
Southern California Health Institute (SOCHI)
18040 Sherman Way, Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 91335
ACICS ID: 00026129 - Main campus
March 8, 2018
Institution failed to submit the required Annual Financial Report and Audited Financial Statements.
Design Institute of San Diego
8555 Commerce Avenue
San Diego, CA 92121
ACICS ID: 00011987 - Main campus
December 31, 2017
Institution failed to pay its annual sustaining fees.
Life Line Med Training
9020 SW 137th Avenue, Suite 115
Miami, FL 33186
ACICS ID: 00250872 - Main campus
June 30, 2017
Institution failed to pay its annual sustaining fees.
Manhattan Institute of Management
110 William Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10038
ACICS ID: 00059982 - Main Campus
 June 30, 2017
Institution failed to pay its annual sustaining fees and submit its annual Campus Accountability Report. 
Seattle Film Institute
3210 16th Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
ACICS ID: 00165332 - Main Campus
June 30, 2017
Institution failed to pay its annual sustaining fees and submit its annual Campus Accountability Report. 
Universal Technology College of Puerto Rico
Comercio St. 111
Aguadilla, PR 00605
ACICS ID: 00148277 - Main Campus
June 30, 2017
Institution failed to pay its annual sustaining fees.
Silicon Valley University
2010 Fortune Drive
San Jose, CA 95131
ACICS ID: 00019408 - Main Campus    
December 7, 2017
Institution failed to submit the required Annual Financial Report and Audited Financial Statements.

Express Training Services  
3911 Newberry Rd. Suite B
Gainesville, FL 32607
ACICS ID: 00247637 - Main Campus    

 

December 1, 2017
Institution failed to submit the required Annual Financial Report and Audited Financial Statements.

Herguan University
595 Lawrence Expressway
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
ACICS ID: 00039183 - Main Campus
September 12, 2017
Institution failed to submit the required Annual Financial Report and Audited Financial Statements. 
Shepherd University
3200 N. San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA 90065
ACICS ID: 00170150 - Main Campus
February 2, 2017
Institution failed to pay its annual sustaining fees.      

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