FROM THE DIRECTOR – Winter 2021-2022

Updates from the ACOTE® December 2021 meeting. USDE Recognition Process ACOTE is currently in the process of seeking renewal of its recognition as a specialized accreditor with the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). It has recently been brought to ACOTE’s attention that there is confusion regarding the USDE recognition process and the impact of the […]

USDE Update

Dear Program Directors and Stakeholders, ACOTE is currently in the process of seeking renewal of its recognition as a specialized accreditor with the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). Just as the accreditation for your program involves a process of review and response, the recognition process with USDE involves similar steps. ACOTE submitted its petition for […]

FROM THE DIRECTOR – September 2021

Updates from the ACOTE® August 2021 meeting POLICY CHANGES ACOTE® POLICY IV.C. CLASSIFICATION OF ACCREDITATION CATEGORIES ACOTE has modified the Classification of Accreditation Categories Policy to ensure compliance with USDE regulations (see Director’s update dated August 2021). ACOTE® POLICY III. A.1. STEP ONE: THE APPLICATION REVIEW ACOTE voted to include in this policy that a […]

Important ACOTE Update – August 2021

**IMPORTANT UPDATE AND CHANGES** ACOTE® is currently undergoing US Department of Education (USDE) re-recognition review. Maintaining USDE recognition assures that federal student aid funds are purchasing quality courses and programs. ACOTE’s recognition by USDE allows the programs it accredits to be eligible to participate in federal programs such as the Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students. During […]

FROM THE DIRECTOR – April 2021

ACOTE® met virtually in April.  Highlights from the meeting include: 2018 STANDARDS INTERPRETATIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS A.2.12. Adequate Space Standard A.2.12 requires that adequate space must be provided for the private advising of students. Virtual platforms are acceptable if occurring in a private space and student privacy is maintained throughout the session. Programs need to continue […]