Commission Action: Approved for Candidacy

The institution was approved for “Candidate for Accreditation” status because, based on the institution’s self-study, the report of the evaluation team, and the response of the institution to the team report, the Commission determined that the institution is in compliance with the Requirements of Affiliation (overseas institutions demonstrate their compliance with the Requirements of Affiliation for Free-Standing Institutions Abroad), it meets the Criteria for Candidacy, and it can be in substantial compliance with the Commission’s Standards for Accreditation within five years as outlined in the Commission’s Policy on The Meaning of Candidacy. The judgment of “substantial compliance” is a qualitative judgment made by the Commission consisting of peers and members of the public that the institution meets the underlying purpose of the standard. In making this judgment the Commission gives principal attention to the statement of the standard for each of the Commission’s Standards for Accreditation.  Institutions granted candidacy status will undergo a comprehensive evaluation within five years.