In accordance with 602.23 of US Federal Regulations for accrediting agencies, a recognized accrediting agency must provide public notice that an institution or program is being considered for accreditation and must provide an opportunity for third-party comment. Comments are taken into consideration by the Commission in making an accreditation decision. More information about making comments is available at the bottom of this page.
A list of the programs and language institutions to be reviewed at the April 2017 meeting will be posted no later than February 7, 2017. Comments must be submitted to CEA in writing prior to March 10, 2017.
What kind of comments may I make?
Comments are voluntary. They may support the candidate’s application or question its compliance with the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions, which can be found on the web site. In all cases, comments should relate to the program or institution’s compliance with the CEA Standards and should be based on your understanding of the program or institution’s ability to meet its mission.
What happens to comments?
The Commission will review your comments as part of its evaluation of a program or institution’s compliance with the CEA Standards. In order for the Commission to give full consideration to your comments, we must receive them at least one week prior to the meeting.
Where should I submit my written comments?
By postal mail:
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
1001 N. Fairfax St., Suite 630
Alexandria, VA 22314