Appeal Process

Appealable Actions

An institution that is aggrieved by an adverse decision of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities may file a written appeal.

Adverse Decisions that may be Appealed:

  1. Denial of Candidacy or Initial Accreditation
  2. Denial of Accreditation
  3. Termination of Candidacy or Accreditation

For Accredited institutions, Accredited status remains in effect during the appeal.

The Commission’s Appeals Policy and Procedure governs the process of appeals. For the complete description of the appellate process and the full Policy, please download the Appeals Policy and Procedure here.