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Updates on the ACICS Recognition Process

ACICS received notification that the U.S. Department of Education staff is recommending denial of the agency's petition for recognition. The recommendation to deny recognition is disappointing, but does not mean immediate loss of recognition. ACICS will address the recommendation directly before the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality June 23 in Washington, D.C.

This page will be updated with information as it is received by our office.

1. ACICS-ACCREDITED SCHOOLS WITH GRANTS OF ACCREDITATION EXPIRING DECEMBER 31, 2016

  • Upcoming evaluation visits will be unaffected. If your school is scheduled to be visited this fall, please prepare your campus as directed by the onsite evaluation team chair.

2. ALL ACICS SCHOOLS

  • Pending applications (New Program, Substantive Change to an Existing Program, Change of Name, Change of Location, etc.) will continue to be processed.
  • Please share the Department of Education’s blog with students who have questions about the situation – What College Accreditation Changes Mean for Students.
  • The comprehensive list of Accreditation Criteria changes, documented in the Memorandum to the Field and AWARE Webinar, will take effect July 1.