MSCHE Moves ASA College to Probation

On December 6, 2021, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education moved ASA College to non-compliance probation after rescinding its action of October 28, 2021, to issue a non-compliance warning to the institution.

The move to probation follows receipt of additional information “that would have affected the Commission’s decision, including continued turnover of the governing board and related information from state agencies” the latest action read.

The Commission found “insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard VI (Planning Resources, and Institutional Improvement), Standard VII (Governance, Leadership, and Administration), and Requirements of Affiliation 11, 12, 13 and 14.”

While ASA College remains accredited while on probation, federal regulations limit the period during which an institution may be in non-compliance, which started October 28, 2021.

In addition, the Commission rejected the monitoring report received on December 1, 2021, because the “report provided limited and evasive responses to requested information, lacked full disclosure and transparency, and did not present evidence and analysis in a manner conducive to Commission review.” ASA College must resubmit the monitoring report by January 3, 2022.

In addition, the Commission is requiring ASA College to complete and submit for approval a comprehensive, implementable teach-out plan that is also due January 3, 2022.

For more information and further details regarding the probation, visit the institution’s directory listing https://www.msche.org/institution/0837 to access ASA College’s Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS), including accreditation history.

Policies and Procedures

https://go.msche.org/Accreditation-Actions

https://go.msche.org/Accreditation-Review-Cycle-and-Monitoring

https://go.msche.org/Standards-for-Accreditation

https://go.msche.org/Communication-In-The-Accreditation-Process

Institutional Non-Compliance Actions

https://www.msche.org/non-compliance-and-adverse-actions/ (and choose the institution to download the letter sent to the institution)

https://go.msche.org/Teach-Out