Release of Information

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., in recognition of its responsibility to affiliated institutions, governmental agencies and the general public to make readily available accurate, fair and pertinent information about the accreditation status of its members and candidate institutions, maintains online directories of member and candidate schools, colleges, and universities listed under the appropriate Commission. The specific information provided relates to school data, and Board of Trustees and Commission actions and includes:

For each Accredited institution:
  • name and address of the institution
  • the year of initial accreditation/membership
  • chief administrative officer of the school
  • the year of the most recent Commission/Association action affecting accreditation status
  • when applicable, an indication of probationary status
  • any interruption of accreditation
 For each Candidate institution:
  • the year in which candidacy was granted
  • the year of the most recent review of candidacy status
  • the year by which accreditation must be achieved
In addition, a Commission may elect to publish and disseminate information regarding the next date of review of an accredited or candidate institution.

After each meeting of the Board of Trustees, the following information is released by the NEASC: 

  1. actions taken by the Association granting candidacy for accreditation or initial accreditation;
  2. adverse actions (i.e., denial of candidacy for accreditation, termination of candidacy for accreditation, denial of accreditation, placement on probation or termination of accreditation) taken by the Association after the right of appeal has been exhausted. In these cases, the effective date of and the reasons for the action are also released. In addition, for institutions placed on probation, the relevant Commission’s plans to monitor the institution are stated.