ACICSAccrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
ACICSAugusta County Institute for Classical Studies (Virginia)
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ACICS is notorious in America for accrediting Axcat style institutions and visa mills.In a statement, the British Accreditation Council (BAC) said that it had nothing to do with the accreditation of Schiller International University London in the year of 1997 and that it was never accredited to issue degrees and certificates.
ACICS is the acronym for the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, the troubled accreditor that accredited the criminal justice program at Brown Mackie in Tucson.
(63) It was "this post-hoc justification" that the court considered to be "a bridge too far!" (64) The court rejected the CFPB's argument that it had the right to investigate its relationship with the schools, even when ACICS had offered a description of its organization that did not support a potential connection with violations of consumer laws.
ACICS is one of the largest "gateway" accrediting organizations for private vocational post-secondary institutions.
ACICS is undergoing its routine review process, but Education Department staff recommended that it lose its status as a legitimate organization that can judge whether schools should give out degrees and receive federal aid.
ACICS is a national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
David Landau, ITT spokesman, said he doesn't expect to see ACICS approval until later this year.
For more information about the application process for the ACICS research fellowships, call 202-336-6780 or visit
The proposal comes after the Department of Education recently moved to terminate its recognition of the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools, or ACICS, following accusations of lax oversight.
Department staff recommended that the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, or ACICS, should no longer be recognized as an accreditor, and, at its recent spring meeting, NACIQI voted 10-3 in support of the recommendation not to re-recognize ACICS.