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Title 34Subtitle BChapter VIPart 602


TITLE 34—Education

Subtitle B—REGULATIONS OF THE OFFICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (CONTINUED)

CHAPTER VI—OFFICE OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

PART 602—THE SECRETARY'S RECOGNITION OF ACCREDITING AGENCIES

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Subpart A—GENERAL

§602.1
Why does the Secretary recognize accrediting agencies?
§602.2
How do I know which agencies the Secretary recognizes?
§602.3
What definitions apply to this part?
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Subpart B—THE CRITERIA FOR RECOGNITION

Basic Eligibility Requirements

§602.10
Link to Federal programs.
§602.11
Geographic scope of accrediting activities.
§602.12
Accrediting experience.
§602.13
Acceptance of the agency by others.

Organizational and Administrative Requirements

§602.14
Purpose and organization.
§602.15
Administrative and fiscal responsibilities.

Required Standards and Their Application

§602.16
Accreditation and preaccreditation standards.
§602.17
Application of standards in reaching an accrediting decision.
§602.18
Ensuring consistency in decision-making.
§602.19
Monitoring and reevaluation of accredited institutions and programs.
§602.20
Enforcement of standards.
§602.21
Review of standards.

Required Operating Policies and Procedures

§602.22
Substantive change.
§602.23
Operating procedures all agencies must have.
§602.24
Additional procedures certain institutional accreditors must have.
§602.25
Due process.
§602.26
Notification of accrediting decisions.
§602.27
Other information an agency must provide the Department.
§602.28
Regard for decisions of States and other accrediting agencies.
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Subpart C—THE RECOGNITION PROCESS

Application and Review by Department Staff

§602.30
Activities covered by recognition procedures.
§602.31
Agency submissions to the Department.
§602.32
Procedures for Department review of applications for recognition or for change in scope, compliance reports, and increases in enrollment.
§602.33
Procedures for review of agencies during the period of recognition.

Review by the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity

§602.34
Advisory Committee meetings.
§602.35
Responding to the Advisory Committee's recommendation.

Review and Decision by the Senior Department Official

§602.36
Senior Department official's decision.

Appeal Rights and Procedures

§602.37
Appealing the senior Department official's decision to the Secretary.
§602.38
Contesting the Secretary's final decision to deny, limit, suspend, or terminate an agency's recognition.
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Subpart D—DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

§602.50
What information does the Department share with a recognized agency about its accredited institutions and programs?

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