Memo to the Field - April 2012

The Memorandum to the Field has been posted for your review. The Memo includes final and proposed revisions to multiple sections of the Accreditation Criteria relating to the Definition of Federal Credit Hours, Show-Cause Directive, Due Process Recognition Standards, Program Compliance Warning, Professional; Master’s Degree, Electronic Transcripts and Definitions of Distance Education and Campus Effectiveness Plans (CEP Elements) . If you have any questions about any of the information contained in the most recent Memorandum to the Field, please free to contact Ms. Terron Sales at or Dr. Thomas Wickenden at

Please note that there will be an ACICS AWARE Webinar to discuss the most recent Memorandum to the Field on June 1, 2012.  Please visit the ACICS website for more details.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation.  The Council greatly appreciates your feedback.

Please respond by Friday, July 6, 2012 to:

Terron Sales
Manager of Policy & Institutional Review
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
750 First Street, NE, Suite 980
Washington, DC 2002-4241
Fax (202) 842-2593