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Decision and Notification



The shortcomings indicated here include two levels of compliance and non-compliance with an applicable criterion, policy, or procedure.

  • Deficiency– indicates that a criterion, policy, or procedure is not satisfied.
  • Concern– indicates that a program currently satisfies a criterion, policy, or procedure. However, the potential exists for the situation change to not meeting the criterion, policy, or procedure.

Decision and Notification

A draft of the final report is prepared based on the institution’s responses during the due process response period. This final report will be presented to the applicable accreditation council at the summer Council Meetings. During this meeting, the Council members collectively examine all information relating to each accreditation review and determine their decision, called an accreditation action.

The final version of the report along with a summary of accreditation actions conferred will be mailed to the institution by no later than mid September.

Types of Accreditation Actions

Full Accreditation</