REVISED Memo to the Field - April 2013

The revised April 2013 Memorandum to the Field has been posted for your review.  Two changes were made to the Final Criteria Revisions section of this Memorandum.  These changes include the deletion of language in Appendix D: Standards of Satisfactory Progress that states that an institution must have provisions for an evaluation at 50% of the normal program length if the program is one academic year or less, which was previously included on page 5. Additionally, the changes made to the language in Appendix D: Standards of Satisfactory Progress relating to international institutions were deleted from this section and can be found in the Proposed Criteria Revisions section of the Memorandum on pages 37-41.  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 King 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 May 17, 2013.   

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

Please respond by Friday, July 12, 2013 to:

Ms. Terron King
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 

Revised April 2013 Memo to the Field