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Department of Education Extends Deadline to Respond to ACICS Petition for Continued Recognition
7/30/2018 04:10:54 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Department of Education Extends Deadline to Respond to ACICS Petition for Continued Recognition
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Release of the 2018 Draft Staff Report
6/13/2018 06:07:38 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Statement from Michelle Edwards, President of ACICS on the Release of the 2018 Draft Staff Report 

Background:

 

In response to the recent release by the U.S. Department of Education of a March 2018 Draft Staff Report regarding ACICS recognition, it is important to understand that the Draft Staff Report was exactly that – a draft report – prepared as a preliminary review of an Initial Petition for recognition filed by ACICS in 2017. The draft report was not intended to, and did not, reach a final determination on whether ACICS was or was not compliant with any recognition criteria. Consistent with the traditional process at the Department, the Draft Staff Report represented the beginning of an iterative process between an accreditor and the Department, not the final conclusion.

 


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Media Statements: FOIA and May 30 Filing
6/8/2018 09:15:58 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

ACICS Submits Response to Department of Education Regarding Continued Federal Recognition, Ends Effort to Halt FOIA Release of Draft Staff Report

On May 30, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) submitted a response to the Secretary of Education regarding its continued federal recognition as an accreditor. The submission was filed in response to the April 3, 2018 order of the Secretary of Education, which permitted ACICS to provide an explanation of how certain materials previously submitted by ACICS to the Department, but not considered as part of its earlier decision-making, are relevant to demonstrating ACICS’s continued compliance with federal agency recognition criteria. The Secretary’s decision regarding the continued recognition of ACICS is due by July 30, 2018.


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Message to Membership!
4/4/2018 11:50:56 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Secretary of Education Orders Restoration of ACICS as a Federally Recognized Accrediting Agency as of December 2016 and Outlines Next Steps in the Compliance Review Process


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Message to Membership!
4/3/2018 06:20:08 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Secretary of Education Orders Restoration of ACICS as a Federally Recognized Accrediting Agency as of December 2016 and Outlines Next Steps in the Compliance Review Process


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