GNPEC Staff Continuing Daily Operations Remotely
GNPEC encourages you to abide by local, state, and federal guidelines regarding in-person operations. If instruction is modified from what was previously approved, notify your RS immediately. Please continue timely submissions of all applications.
Policy 14: Permitted Programming of Unaccredited Institutions
- Any institution that is not institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education may not offer any graduate-level degree in Georgia (including but not limited to master’s degrees and doctorate degrees).
- For any unaccredited institution authorized to offer a graduate level degree in Georgia or which has submitted a materially complete application for authorization, as determined by the Commission in its sole discretion, to offer a graduate level degree in Georgia prior to July 1, 2020, that institution will have until July 1, 2023 to obtain accreditation with an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or be a candidate for accreditation status with an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and, in the sole determination of GNPEC, showing substantial progress toward becoming fully institutionally accredited by July 1, 2024.
- An accredited institution will not be permitted to offer any degree program that is not directly included as part of its institutional accreditation or other programmatic accreditation recognized by the United States Department of Education.
Approved by Commission Vote April 30, 2020