Statement of Accreditation Status
Eastern International College
- CEO: Dr. Bashir Mohsen, CEO
- Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Kristine Southard
- Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Terence Peavy, Vice President
- Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools » Four-year, very small, primarily nonresidential
- Control: Private (For-Profit)
- Phase: Accredited
- Status: Accreditation Granted
- Candidacy Granted: 2017
- Accreditation Granted: 2020
- Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024
- The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
- October 29, 2020
To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include alternative delivery method-distance education within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
- June 25, 2020
To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note the visit by the Commission’s representatives. To grant accreditation. To request that the next self-study, in preparation for a visit in 2023-2024, provide further evidence of: (1) student learning experiences that are designed, delivered and assessed by appropriately credentialed professionals, sufficient in number, who are effective and rigorous in their teaching, regardless of instructional modality (Standard III); (2) the development and implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of student achievement in general education (Standard V); (3) a clearly articulated and transparent governance structure that outlines roles, responsibilities, and accountability for decision-making by each constituency (Standard VII); and, (4) a governing body that provides oversight at the policy level and is informed in all its operations by principles of good practice in board governance (Standard VII).
- April 16, 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 March 5, 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. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete. To note that the evaluation visit has been conducted and will be acted upon at the Commission’s June meeting.
- July 12, 2019
To note that the evaluation visit is now scheduled for 2019-2020. To note that Candidate for Accreditation status is an indication that an institution is progressing toward, but is not assured of, accreditation.
- June 21, 2018
To accept the Candidate Progress Report and to note the visit of the Commission's representatives. To invite the institution to initiate self-study in preparation for an evaluation visit in 2020-2021. To note that Candidate for Accreditation status is an indication that an institution is progressing toward, but is not assured of, accreditation.
- November 16, 2017
To accept the Accreditation Readiness Report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To grant Candidate for Accreditation status. To request an updated Accreditation Readiness Report, due March 1, 2018, providing updated information including but not limited to further progress toward compliance with Standards 2, 7 and 14. A candidate progress visit may follow submission of the report. To note that Candidate for Accreditation status is an indication that an institution is progressing toward, but is not assured of, accreditation.
- November 17, 2016
To accept the Accreditation Readiness Report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To defer a decision on candidate for accreditation status. To request an updated Accreditation Readiness Report, due September 1, 2017, providing updated information including but not limited to further progress toward compliance with Standards 2 (Planning, Resource Allocation, and Institutional Renewal), 3 (Institutional Resources), 4 (Leadership and Governance), 5 (Administration), 6 (Integrity), 7 (Institutional Assessment), and 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). A small team visit will follow submission of the report.
- Distance Education
Approved to offer programs by 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:
- Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
- Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
- Branch Campus
251 Washinton Avenue
Belleville, NJ 07109