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Accreditation Plan Requirements for Degree-Granting Institutions.   

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(a) The owner of an unaccredited institution that was approved to offer a degree program on or before January 1, 2015, shall by July 1, 2015, submit to the Bureau a plan for achieving institutional accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of that accreditation covering the offering of at least one degree program.

(b) The plan shall include:

(1) Identification of the accrediting agency from which the institution will seek accreditation;

(2) Identification of the accrediting agency's eligibility requirements;

(3) Identification of the accrediting agency's minimum requirements for institutional accreditation covering at least one degree program offered by the institution with an outline of the process and timeline for complying, by July 1, 2017, with the accrediting agency's requirements for submission of a completed application for initial accreditation with the required fee; and

(4) An outline of the process and timeline whereby the institution will achieve full accreditation by July 1, 2020 including all of the following, if applicable:

(A) Attendance at the accrediting agency's required accreditation applicant workshop;

(B) Submission of financial statements as required by the accrediting agency;

(C) Submission of a self-evaluation report; and

(D) Hosting of a site visit by the accrediting agency.

Authority cited:

Education Code 94877

Education Code 94885.1


Education Code 94885

Education Code 94885.1

(Added by Register 2015, No. 5)