Applicants seeking accreditation have a right to request a review of an adverse decision and a right to an orderly presentation of views when a decision is appealed.

320.1 The procedures for filing an appeal, designed to ensure the right of due process as defined by the U.S. Department of Education, are found in the ACPE 2016 Accreditation Manual Appendix 9 Appeal of Adverse Accreditation Decision(s).

320.2 An appeal must be based on the grounds that such decision was:

• arbitrary, capricious or otherwise in violation of ACPE standards or the ACPE Accreditation Manual;


• not supported by substantial evidence in the record on which the adverse decision was based.