USDE Issues Dear Colleague Letters

The United States Department of Education (USDE) issued Dear Colleague Letters (DCL) addressing accreditation matters on June 16 and July 19, 2022. All institutions should review the letters and expect future guidance that will be issued in the next several weeks from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

DCL ID: GEN-22-07 – June 16, 2022
The letter titled Written Arrangements Between Title IV-Eligible Institutions and Ineligible Third-Party Entitles Providing a Portion of an Academic Program offers guidance on written arrangements with third-party entities providing a portion of an academic program.

DCL ID: GEN-22-10 – July 19, 2022
The letter titled Guidance for Institutions Seeking to Change or Add Accrediting Agencies provides the process for accreditors when institutions are seeking approval to change or add accreditors.

DCL ID: GEN-22-11 – July 19, 2022
The letter titled Procedures for Institutions Seeking Approval of a Request to Change or Add Accrediting Agencies provides guidance on required procedures for institutions seeking approval to change or add accreditors.