The DEAC publishes a list of the institutions scheduled for consideration at its next Commission meeting on its website. Accredited institutions, governmental and non-governmental agencies, industry members, the general public and other interested parties are invited to submit written comments pertaining to any school included on the Accrediting Commission's list. Comments should include information that will assist the Commission in making a decision regarding the accreditation action pending for an institution. Any comments received will be forwarded to the institution, which will then have an opportunity to submit a response to those comments. Comments concerning the institutions listed below should be submitted as soon as possible; the Accrediting Commission meets in January and June.

Applicants for Initial Accreditation

The following institutions have submitted applications for initial accreditation to the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. Initial applicants are publicly announced by DEAC in its publications and on the DEAC website once an applicant has completed a successful Readiness Assessment. DEAC does not have a candidacy status and advises institutions not to publicize the fact that they have applied for DEAC accreditation so that students will not be misled into enrolling based on the impression that the institution will become accredited. The following institutions have submitted applications for their initial grant of accreditation:

  • California Miramar University, San Diego, CA
  • California University of Business and Technology, Hacienda Heights, CA
  • Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, Reddick, FL
  • Cummings Graduate Institute, Phoenix, AZ
  • Eisner Institute for Professional Studies, Encino, CA
  • Hawthorn University, Whitehorn, CA
  • Hondros College of Business, Westerville, OH
  • International University of Leadership, Orlando, FL
  • Southwest University of Naprapathic Medicine, Santa Fe, NM
  • School of Distance Education, George Brown College, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Smartly Institute, Washington, DC
  • Viridis Graduate Institute, Ojai, CA

Applicants for Renewal of Accreditation

The following institutions have submitted applications for their renewal of accreditation to the Distance Education Accrediting Commission:

  • Abraham Lincoln University, Glendale, CA
  • American College of Healthcare Sciences, Portland, OR
  • American Graduate University, Covina, CA
  • Anaheim University, Anaheim, CA
  • Aspen University, Denver, CO
  • Babel University Professional School of Translation, Honolulu, HI
  • Brighton College, Scottsdale, AZ
  • California Intercontinental University, Irvine, CA
  • Citizens' High School, Orange Park, FL
  • Diamond Council of America, New York, NY
  • Dunlap-Stone University, Phoenix, AZ
  • EC-Council University, Albuquerque, NM
  • Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad, CA
  • Holmes Institute, Golden, CO
  • Hypnosis Motivation Institute, Tarzana, CA
  • National Tax Training School, Mahwah, NJ
  • NationsUniversity, West Monroe, LA
  • New Charter University, Salt Lake City, UT
  • REALTORĀ® University, Chicago, IL
  • Southwest University, Kenner, LA
  • The Taft University System, Inc., Denver, CO
    (including William Howard Taft University and Taft Law School)
  • Union University of California
  • University of Philosophical Research, Los Angeles, CA

If you have any comments concerning these institutions, please contact the Director of Accreditation, Nan Ridgeway.

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