DEAC works with institutions that are closing to assure information is available to students regarding their options to complete their program of study.Each institution listed below provided DEAC with a Teach Out plan for review and approval. Students enrolled at these institutions completed their programs of study in accordance with the provisions of each approved teach out plan. For more information, please contact the DEAC office at (202) 234-5100.


American Sentinel University

Denver, Colorado
Date of closure: March 15, 2021


McKinley College (a Division of Weston Distance Learning)

Fort Collins, Colorado
Date of closure: August 20, 2020


Art instruction school

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date of closure: July 15, 2019

University of Philosophical Research

Los Angeles, California
Date of closure: June 16, 2019
Additional information pertaining to the University of Philosophical Research is available by visiting the Voluntary Withdrawal of Accreditation page.


California National University for Advanced Studies

Torrance, California
Date of closure: June 20, 2018


Allied American University

Laguna Hills, California
Date of closure: December 31, 2016

Allied National High School

Laguna Hills, California
Date of closure: December 31, 2016

Ellis University

Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
Date of closure: October 30, 2016
Additional information pertaining to Ellis University is available by visiting the Voluntary Withdrawal of Accreditation page.

Northwest Institute of Literary Arts

Langley, Washington
Date of closure: August 15, 2016

Humanities and Sciences Academy

Chicago, Illinois
Date of closure: June 4, 2016

U.S. Department of Education's Closed School Guide For Students

The U.S. Department of Education offers a guide to help students identify the options available to continue their education. This guide includes information on finding a teach-out or transfer program, financing, federal aid, academic records, and tuition recovery (if applicable to your state). The U.S. Department of Education, Accrediting Bodies, State Licensing Agencies, and Guarantee Agencies may assist students with various aspects of the process.

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