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Request for Comments

College Unbound will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit on April 8th through April 11th, by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. 

The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education is one of seven accrediting commissions in the United States that provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis. Accreditation is voluntary and applies to the institution as a whole. The Commission, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, accredits approximately 240 institutions in the six-state New England region. 

College Unbound is seeking candidacy status with NEASC.  If granted candidacy, College Unbound will continue through the accreditation process through a five year period, during which it will undergo annual evaluations by NEASC.

For the past year and a half, College Unbound has been engaged in a process of self- study, addressing the Commission’s Standards for Accreditation. An evaluation team will visit the institution to gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate. The team will recommend to the Commission the appropriate action. Following a review process, the Commission itself will take the final action. 


The public is invited to submit comments regarding the institution to: 

President Dennis Littky

325 Public Street

Providence, RI 02905



Public Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution. The Commission cannot settle disputes between individuals and institutions, whether those involve faculty, students, administrators, or members of other groups. Comments will not be treated as confidential and must include the name, address, and telephone number of the person providing the comments. 

Public Comments must be received by April 11, 2018. The Commission cannot guarantee that comments received after that date will be considered. 

The Self Study document can be accessed here: