Accreditation

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Accreditation procedures

NTAAC Accreditation follows six standards. Accreditation conveys the message that an external set of measures has been applied and a match achieved.  Several steps are involved in the accreditation process. Some step may occur simultaneously; however, they are better coordinated when they are initiated in the manner outlined below.

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National Transregional Accrediting Council (NTAAC) focuses on the following standards:

STANDARD I: Structure & Governance   

a) All coursework must be evaluated and approved   

b) The organization and operation of the educational facility is in accord with appropriate state statutes.

c) There must be on file a copy of the legal instrument creating the educational organization. 

d) The organizational structure and charter must reflect adequate personnel to accomplish the stated purpose and goals of the educational institution.

STANDARD II: Material Resources       

a) The institution must have as a minimum an administrative office with sufficient space to accommodate staff; appropriate files, and records.

b) The institution must provide students with an annually updated list of library and media resources.

c) The institution must have adequate ability to evaluate student course requirements and projects.

c) Classroom facilities are adequate to accommodate student needs.

d) Online platform must be adequately conducive to learning

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STANDARD III: Policies

A current catalog is available to all students.

a) Student policies are stated in writing and available to all students.

b) Financial policies, including refund policies, are made available to all applicants prior to admission.

c) Faculty policies are stated in writing and distributed to each faculty member.

d) Administrative policies are in accordance with state laws.

e) Admission and personnel policies are in accordance with federal anti-discrimination statues.

STANDARD IV: Faculty

The institution maintains written criteria for faculty appointment.

Faculty/Student ratio reflects realistic workload.

Written faculty contracts are maintained and annually updated.

Faculty payment policies are consistent and non-discriminatory.

A method exists for faculty input into administrative decisions.

STANDARD V: Curriculum

a) The institution must maintain an annually updated list of courses offered.

b) The institution has a curriculum committee that oversees academic offerings.

c) Degree requirements are in keeping with generally accepted standards.

d) Students must receive a copy of their degree plan.

e) Course requirements for students are consistent within departments or divisions.

STANDARD VI: Evaluation

a) The institution maintains an organized evaluation system for student performance, organizational effectiveness, and faculty performance.

Accreditation is strictly a voluntary decision and is basically an organized way of determining the acceptance of credits or degrees from any particular institution. Since academic recognition is a continual process, the administration, faculty, and staff of NTAAC have made a commitment to provide the highest quality standards of service without compromise, to the standards and the integrity of NTAAC.

NTAAC makes no guarantee of the acceptance of school credits to other institutions except those certified by the Council for Private Colleges and Seminaries. Transfer of credits from school to  school is at the discression of each particular school. it is up to the discretion and desire of the institution where the student is applying. If that is to be the case, students are encouraged to inquire how the educational institution into which they plan to transfer to concerning the transferability of credits received through any another institution in advance of enrollment