Notice of Appeal

Dear Member Institutions and other Colleagues,

The attached document is the Notice of Appeal sent today, September 23, 2016, by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges (ACICS) to the U.S. Secretary of Education, indicating ACICS’ decision to appeal the decision by the Senior Department Official (SDO) of the U.S. Department of Education to deny ACICS’ continued recognition. We remain confident that our efforts to strengthen the accreditation process deserves further consideration.

This is the next step in the appeals process which will allow ACICS in the next 30 days to prepare a fuller accounting of the basis for our appeal, explaining why ACICS should be afforded reconsideration.

Roger J. Williams
Interim President