The institution was denied candidacy 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 does not meet the Requirements of Affiliation and/or the evaluative Criteria for Candidacy. Overseas institutions demonstrate their compliance with the Requirements of Affiliation for Free-Standing Institutions Abroad. Prior to taking the action to deny Candidacy status, the Commission provided the institution an opportunity to show-cause why the decision to deny candidacy status should not be made. The burden of proof rested with the institution. The institution may appeal this action under the relevant policies and procedures.