Etna, California, U.S.A.

Licensure with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

Notice to Prospective Degree Program Students:

This in­sti­tu­tion is pro­vi­sion­al­ly ap­proved by the Bu­reau for Pri­vate Post­sec­ond­ary Ed­u­c­a­tion of the State of Cal­i­for­nia to of­fer de­gree pro­grams. To con­tin­ue to of­fer these de­gree pro­grams, this in­sti­tu­tion must meet the fol­low­ing re­quire­ments:

  • Be­come in­sti­tu­tion­al­ly ac­cred­it­ed by an ac­cred­it­ing agen­cy rec­og­nized by the Unit­ed States De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion, with the scope of the ac­cred­i­ta­tion cov­er­ing at least one de­gree pro­gram.

  • Achieve ac­cred­i­ta­tion can­di­da­cy or pre-ac­cred­i­ta­tion as de­fined in reg­u­la­tions by 2019 and full ac­cred­i­ta­tion by 2021.

If this in­sti­tu­tion stops pur­su­ing ac­cred­i­ta­tion, it must:

  • Stop all en­roll­ment in its de­gree pro­grams, and

  • Pro­vide a teach-out to fin­ish the ed­u­ca­tion­al pro­gram or pro­vide a re­fund.

An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approv­al to offer degree programs automati­c­ally suspended.

Rel­e­vant links and doc­u­ments:


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