NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED513498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 140
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Accreditation Criteria: Policies, Procedures, and Standards
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools ("ACICS" or "Council") supports the concept that periodic evaluation entered into voluntarily by institutions and their peers enhances the quality of the educational process and demonstrates that self regulation of a profession is superior to outside regulation. This has been the philosophy of ACICS since 1912 when the first association of business schools was formed. ACICS is incorporated as a non-profit education organization in the Commonwealth of Virginia and maintains offices in the District of Columbia. It has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education since 1956 as a national institutional accrediting body. The federal government, for purposes of distributing institutional and student financial funds, lists ACICS as an accrediting body on which it relies in determining the quality of education and training offered at institutions that ACICS accredits. To help institutions and peer evaluators meet their responsibilities in conducting the process, ACICS developed and periodically has revised a set of policies, procedures, and standards governing the activity. Collectively, they comprise the Accreditation Criteria which, when complied with by institutions, results in the awarding of accreditation. This document incorporates all changes agreed to by the institutions since the last published edition, as well as organizational modifications. Appendices include: (1) Bylaws; (2) Procedures and Guidelines for Unannounced Visits; (3) Guidelines for Institutional Publications; (4) Standards of Satisfactory Progress; (5) Guidelines for Institutionally Funded Student Aid; (6) Guidelines for English as a Second Language Programs; (7) Guidelines on Disclosure and Notification; (8) Principles and Guidelines for Nontraditional Education; and (9) Principles and Guidelines for International Partnership Agreements. An index is included.
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). 750 First Street NE Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002-4241. Tel: 202-336-6780; Fax: 202-842-2593; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools