Frequently Asked Questions
Do institutions ever lose accreditation?
Yes. If there is insufficient information to substantiate that an institution
meets one or more Commission standards, the Commission may postpone a
decision on accreditation and request a supplemental information
report from the institution.
When an institution fails to meet Commission standards, the Commission will
take other steps, which are described in the policy statement,
Range of Commission Actions. These steps include warning an
institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy, placing an institution on
probation, or requiring an institution to show cause why its
accreditation should not be removed.
Institutions have the right to appeal an adverse Commission decision, and the
institution retains its accredited status during the appeal process.