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Adverse Actions

The following adverse actions were taken by the ACICS Council. Adverse actions, which include denial of initial accreditation, renewal of accreditation, and reinstatement following a change of ownership/control; as well as a withdrawal by suspension can be appealed to the Review Board of Appeals as described in Section 2-3-600 of the Accreditation Criteria.  

An institution who has appealed a denial or withdrawal of accreditation action remains accredited through the appeals process. A campus whose approval to remain within the accredited status of its institution's grant of accreditation was withdrawn, and is being appealed by the institution, remains approved until the final appeal decision.

Tables reflect current activity through the appeal process

- Action to Deny Initial Grant of Accreditation   - Action To Withdraw Accreditation by Suspension  
- Action to Deny Renewal Grant of Accreditation   -Action to Withdraw Campus Approval
- Action to Discontinue Accreditation   - Action to Withdraw Accreditation by Revocation  

Action to Deny Initial Grant of Accreditation

Name Effective Date &Comment
CENSA International College
4481 NW 167th Street
Miami Gardens, FL 33055
ACICS ID: 00248377 - Main Campus

December 20, 2016
Affirmation of Council decision by Review Board of Appeals.  

August 26, 2016 Denial of Application 
Appealable to Review Board

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Action to Deny Renewal Grant of Accreditation
Name   Effective Date & Comment  
Bristol University
2390 East Orangewood Avenue
Suite 485
Anaheim, CA 92806
AID: 00015728 - Main Campus
June 14, 2017
Affirmation of Denial Accreditation following Legal Appeal, Effective March 18, 2016

March 22, 2016
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has ordered that the institution’s accreditation be held in abeyance pending further order from the Court. 

March 18, 2016
Affirmation of Council decision by the Review Board of Appeals

December 11, 2015 - Denial of Application
 Appealable to Review Board of Appeals

SOLEX College
350 E. Dundee Road, Suite 200
Wheeling, IL 600900
ACICS ID: 00024422 - Main Campus

Wabash Learning Site
180 N. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601
ACICS ID: 00267203 - Learning Site

August 9, 2017 - Denial of Application
Appealable to the Review Board of Appeals

Final - Institution choose not to appeal







American College of Commerce and Technology
803 West Broad Street #100
Falls Church, VA 22046
ACICS ID: 00050228 - Main Campus

American College of Commerce and Technology - Alhambra
1000 S. Fremont Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91803
ACICS ID: 00274252 - Branch Campus


September 15, 2017
Institution provided a written response to the action, while choosing not to appeal. 

August 9, 2017 - Denial of Application
Appealable to the Review Board of Appeals

West Virginia Business College
1052 Main Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
ACICS ID: 00010484 - Main Campus


West Virginia Business College
116 Pennsylvania Avenue
Nutterfort, WV 26301
ACICS ID: 00010868 - Branch Campus





April 10, 2017
The Council reaffirmed its decision to deny the institution's application for renewal accreditation. 

February 28, 2017
Review Board of Appeals remanded the case back to the Council for its consideration. 

December 27, 2016
Institution has appealed the decision to the Review Board of Appeals

December 22, 2016 - Denial of Application
Appealable to the Review Board of Appeals

Spanish-American Institute
240 West 35th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
ACICS ID: 00010791 - Main Campus





March 3, 2017
Review Board of Appeals affirmed the Council's decision. 

December 28, 2016
Institution has appealed the decision to the Review Board of Appeals.

December 20, 2016 - Denial of Application
Appealable to the Review Board of Appeals
DuBois Business College
One Beaver Drive
DuBois, PA 15801
ACICS ID: 00011225 - Main Campus

DuBois Business College
701 East Third Street
Oil City, PA 16301
ACICS ID: 00012819 - Branch Campus

DuBois Business College
1001 Moore Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652
ACICS ID: 00012824 - Branch Campus

DuBois Business College
200 Shady Lane, Suite 100
Philipsburg, PA 16866
ACICS ID: 00250238 - Learning Site

August 26, 2016 - Denial of Application
Appealable to the Review Board of Appeals

Final - Institution chose not to appeal


















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 Action to Discontinue Accreditation

Name   Effective Date & Comment  
American College of Commerce and Technology    
803 West Broad Street #100
Falls Church, VA 22046
ACICS ID: 00050228 - Main Campus

American College of Commerce and Technology - Alhambra
1000 S. Fremont Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91803
ACICS ID: 00274252 - Branch Campus                   
September 15, 2017
Institution failed to notify ACICS of its change of ownership and follow the required procedures for approval.

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Action to Withdraw Accreditation By Suspension

Name    Effective Date & Comment  
Herguan University
595 Lawrence Expressway
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
ACICS ID: 00039183 - Main Campus

August 9, 2017
Appealable to the Review Board of Appeals

Action superseded by subsequent, non-appealable revocation of accreditation decision.

Northwest Suburban College
5999 S. New Wike Road, Bldg.400
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
ACICS ID: 00135778 - Main Campus

November 15, 2017
Review Board affirmed the Council's decision.

August 16, 2017
Institution had appealed the decision to the Review Board of Appeals

August 9, 2017 - Withdrawal by Suspension Action
Appealable to the Review Board of Appeals

Computer Systems Institute
5330 Grand Avenue
Gurnee, IL 60031
ACICS ID: 00023493– Main Campus
 

Computer Systems Institute
8930 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60077
ACICS ID: 00022181 – Branch Campus
 


Computer Systems Institute
29 East Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60602
ACICS ID: 00023489 – Branch Campus

 Computer Systems Institute
400B Airport Road
Elgin, IL 60123
ACICS ID: 00039798 – Branch Campus

 Computer Systems Institute
477 East Butterfield Road, Suite 304
Lombard, IL 60148
ACICS ID: 00023491 – Learning Site

 Computer Systems Institute
592 Main Street
Charlestown, MA 02129
ACICS ID: 00231062– Learning Site
 

 Computer Systems Institute
10 Mechanic Street
Worcester, MA 01608
ACICS ID: 00231063– Learning Site
 

 Computer Systems Institute
1105 Commonwealth Avenue
Allston, MA 02215
ACICS ID: 00278094 – Learning Site

May 9, 2017
FINAL - Institution did not appeal


April 20, 2017  - Withdrawal by Suspension Action
Appealable to the Review Board of Appeals

The College of Office Technology
1514-20 West Division Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60622
ACICS ID: 00010756 – Main Campus
 September 5, 2013
Grant of Accreditation Withdrawn by Suspension – FINAL 
Institution chose not to appeal 

August 21, 2013 - Withdrawal by Suspension Action
Appealable to Review Board of Appeals  

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Action to Withdraw Campus Approval

 

Name Effective Date &Comment

Branford Hall Career Institute
1100 North Broadway
Amityville, NY 11701
ACICS ID: 00178224 – Main Campus

Branford Hall Career Institute
One Summit Place
Branford, CT 06405
ACICS ID: 00010452 – Branch Campus

 

November 15, 2017
Review Board affirmed the Council's decision. 

August 22, 2017
Institution has appealed the decision to the Review Board of Appeals.  

August 10, 2017 Withdrawal of Campus Approval
Appealable to Review Board of Appeals

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Action to Withdraw by Revocation (Not Appealable)  

 

Name Effective Date &Comment
Herguan University
595 Lawrence Expressway
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
ACICS ID: 00039183 - Main Campus

September 12, 2017
Institution failed to submit the required Annual Financial Reports and Audited Financial Statements.  

 

Shepherd University
3200 N. San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA 90065
ACICS ID: 00170150 - Main Campus
February 2, 2017
Institution failed to pay its annual sustaining fees.

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