In accordance with its procedure for Notification and Information Sharing (Section X. B), Part II Processes and Procedures, DEAC Accreditation Handbook and 34 Code of Federal Regulations §602.26(e), the DEAC will provide written notice of a decision to deny accreditation (initial or renewal) to the U.S. Secretary of Education, the appropriate state licensing or authorizing agencies, and the appropriate accrediting agencies, at the same time it notifies the institution of the decision, but no later than 30 days after the Commission makes a final decision to deny or withdraw accreditation. A final decision to deny or withdraw accreditation is one reached after an institution has exhausted the appeals process. The Commission will provide written notice to the public of this decision within 24 hours of its notice to the institution.
For any decision to deny or withdraw accreditation, the Commission will make available to the U.S. Secretary of Education, the appropriate state licensing agencies, and the appropriate accrediting agencies, and the public, no later than 60 days after the final decision, a brief statement summarizing the reasons for the Commission's decision and the official comments, if any, that the affected institution may wish to make regarding the Commission's decision.