IV.12 Accreditation status effective dates

  • If the Executive Board upholds the decision of the COA to withdraw or deny accreditation, then the date of accreditation withdrawal is the date the institution receives the determination and reports of the ARC and the ALA Executive Board.
  • If the institution withdraws its appeal, the date of the accreditation withdrawal is the date that the Executive Board receives the letter withdrawing the appeal.
  • If the decision is remanded back to the COA and if the COA at its next meeting upholds its original decision to withdraw accreditation, the date of withdrawal is the date the institution receives COA’s determination. The decision of the COA is final and may not be appealed.
  • In the case of initial accreditation, if the decision is remanded back to the COA and if the COA at its next meeting votes to grant initial accreditation to the program, accreditation is retroactive to the academic year preceding the academic year in which the comprehensive review occurred.