Accredited schools and programs are required to submit an interim report when the Council finds noncompliance with one or more accreditation criteria. The Council always defines a specific scope and due date for each interim report.
Interim reports are typically due within one year from the time the decision is made that gave rise to the concern. The Council expects that schools and programs will be able to demonstrate full compliance (and document the compliance adequately) in the interim report.
If the school or program does not demonstrate compliance in the report, or if the report does not provide sufficient information to allow the council to verify compliance, the Council may require one or more of the following:
If the school or program is unable to demonstrate full compliance and document the compliance adequately at this second opportunity, the Council is required by federal regulations that govern recognized accrediting agencies to revoke accreditation*.
*In exceptional circumstances, the Council may extend the time by one additional year if it finds good cause. The US Department of Education requires that such extensions be used sparingly, if at all. (34 CFR §602.20 (b))