Application for Candidacy

A school considering Application for Candidacy with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Committee on Technical and Career Institutions should first consult with Bruce Sievers, Associate Director of the Committee.

Candidacy is not accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a status of affiliation with the Association which indicates that the institution has achieved initial recognition and is progressing toward accreditation.

Candidate for Accreditation status is limited to a maximum of five years provided that the Biennial Progress Report indicates that the institution is progressing towards regional accreditation. If an institution does not achieve accreditation status within the five-year period, it will no longer be listed as a Candidate for Accreditation and must wait at least two years before applying for the same status.

The application fee for Candidate for Accreditation status varies according to the institution's enrollment, as per the Committee's dues schedule. If the institution is accepted as a Candidate, it will pay an annual affiliation fee as set by the NEASC Board of Trustees in addition to its application for candidacy fee.

To obtain a current application, please email