Certain types of institutional changes are defined as "substantive" by the United States Department of Education (USDE). Substantive changes are not automatically covered by the institution's accredited or candidate status. Accredited and candidate institutions planning a substantive change have the responsibility to obtain prior approval from the Commission before the change is implemented. Retroactive approval is not available. While the decision to modify an institution is an institutional prerogative and responsibility, the Commission is obligated to ensure that any substantive change does not adversely affect the capacity of the institution to continue to meet accreditation standards and requirements of affiliation.
These changes include, but are not limited to...
Questions about Substantive Change can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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