Under the Departments regulations, the attorneys general assert, ACICS
cannot meet the threshold eligibility requirements for receiving national recognition.
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.
If the SDO agrees with the recommendation to revoke recognition, ACICS
will have an opportunity to appeal the decision to the Secretary of Education.
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.
As long as institutions meet ACICS
standards, he said, they retain their accreditation, whether they are the subject of lawsuits or investigations.
On occasion the need for evaluators requires ACICS
to invite an applicant who has not attended the training workshop.
For more information about the application process for the ACICS
research fellowships, call 202-336-6780 or visit www.
has notified the Secretary and the SDO of its intent to appeal the SDO's decision and that a written appeal would be forthcoming within the next 30 days as required by regulation.
will award $8,000 to the research fellow in three separate payments.
Westwood, which is nationally accredited by ACICS
, joined thousands of students, staff and faculty from colleges across the country who also participated in We SERVE (Students Empowered to Respond and Volunteer Everywhere).
This Cooley Accreditation alert discusses the background of this eventuality and its potential consequences, particularly on institutions accredited by ACICS
and on their students.
Much of the material requested by ACCSC overlaps with the information provided earlier to ACICS