The Office of Higher Education will provide the school a renewal application packet 180
days prior to the date of expiration of the school’s most recent certificate
of authorization. The renewal application packet will include: an
application, and copies of the Connecticut General Statutes, Regulations of
State Agencies, and financial requirements.
The school will
submit a complete application to the Office of Higher Education with the required renewal
fees of $200 per school and $200 per branch, 120 days prior to the date of
expiration of the school’s most recent certificate of authorization.
Office of Higher Education will determine that the school meets all the
conditions of its recent authorization, and the filing of documentation with
the Executive Director of the Office of Higher Education that the school has a passing financial ratio
score as required by 34 CFR 668, as amended from time to time.
The Office of Higher Education
will conduct an evaluation visit per Sec. 10a-22k-4 of the Regulations of
State Agencies. Please see the Sec. 10a-22k-5 of the Regulations for
the evaluation criteria that will be used for the visit.
visit, the evaluation team chairperson will submit an evaluation report
based on the findings by the evaluation team which will include
recommendations for improvement. A recommendation of authorization or
non-authorization will be submitted to the Executive Director of the Office
of Higher Education once evidence of
corrections to any findings has been provided.
initial visits, the Executive Director of the
Office of Higher Education shall accept
institutional accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the U. S.
Department of Education in satisfaction of the requirements of Sections
10a-22b and 10a-22d of Connecticut’s General Statutes, including evaluation
requirements, unless the Executive Director of the Office of Higher
Education finds reasonable cause not to rely
upon such accreditation.
representative from the Office of Higher Education shall be invited to participate, as an
observer, in all initial and renewal accreditation visits by an accrediting
agency recognized by the U. S. Department of Education.
school shall keep financial records in conformity with
generally accepted accounting principles. An annual financial statement
detailing the financial status of the school shall be prepared by school
management and reviewed or audited by a licensed certified public accountant
or licensed public accountant in accordance with standards established by
the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. A copy of such
financial statement shall be filed with the Executive Director of the
Office of Higher
Education on or before the
last day of the fourth month following the end of the school's fiscal year,
except in the case of a nationally accredited school recognized by the
U.S. Department of Education, in which case such financial
statement shall be due on or before the last day of the sixth month
following the end of the school's fiscal year. Only audited financial
statements shall be accepted from a nationally accredited school. Upon a nonaccredited school's written request, the
Executive Director may authorize, for
good cause shown, a filing extension for a period not to exceed 60 days.
No filing extensions shall be granted to a nationally accredited school.