Statement of Accreditation Status
American University of Paris, The
- CEO: Prof. Sonya Stephens, Professor
- Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Claudio Piani
- Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Anne Wahl, Vice President
- Carnegie Classification: Not classified
- Control: Private (Non-Profit)
- Former Name(s): American College in Paris (1/1/1988)
- Phase: Accredited
- Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
- Accreditation Granted: 1973
- Last Reaffirmation: 2020
- Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2027-2028
- December 2, 2021
To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
- November 19, 2020
To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To reaffirm accreditation. To request a supplemental information report, due September 1, 2021 documenting further evidence of (1) clearly stated institutional and program-level goals which are aligned with each other and with the institution's mission (Standard V); (2) the development and implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of student achievement (Standard V); (3) the development and implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of student achievement in general education (Standard V); and (4) demonstrated and documented use of assessment results to improve educational effectiveness (Standard V). To note that a verification visit is required by USDE guidelines and will be conducted within a reasonable period of time following the virtual site visit. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
- May 7, 2020
To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission's request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published April 3, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. The institution is responsible for adhering to all applicable regulations of the country in which the institution and its students are located. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
- March 2, 2020
To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To delay the On-Site Evaluation Visit scheduled for Spring 2020 due to extraordinary circumstances and to continue accreditation. To note the institution remains accredited during a delay granted by the Commission. The evaluation visit is now scheduled for 2020-2021, one year from the original date of the visit.
- November 19, 2015
To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to recognize the institution for progress to date. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
- November 15, 2012
To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
- June 28, 2012
To accept the monitoring report and note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2012, documenting (1) final actions taken regarding the sale and leaseback of the Bosquet building; (2) savings realized through restructuring (Standard 3); and (3) fall 2012 enrollment numbers and net tuition revenue relative to what had been planned and budgeted, along with current financial projections (Standards 3 and 8). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
- June 23, 2011
To accept the monitoring report. To remind the institution of the Commission's request for a second monitoring report, due by March 1, 2012, documenting further steps taken in the development and implementation of: (1) the comprehensive institutional strategic plan and planning process (Standard 2); (2) an organized and sustained assessment process to improve student learning and teaching (Standard 14); and, (3) an organized and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness (Standard 7). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report and will address progress in all of the areas previously identified. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
- Distance Education
Not approved for this delivery method
- Correspondence Education
Not approved for this delivery method
Approved Credential Levels
The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:
- Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
- Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope: