Withdrawal / Denial of Accreditation

DETC Public Notice on Withdrawal and Denial of Accreditation Actions provides a summary of the reasons for the Commission’s adverse actions along with information pertaining to the DETC appeal process.

Pursuant to the Standards of Accreditation, the Commission, at the same time it notifies the school, will make public an action subject to appeal, with the exception of the denial of a substantive change application.

  • The Commission, no later than 60-days after a final decision to deny or withdraw accreditation, will provide upon request a summary of the reasons for the decision to the public, together with any comments submitted by the school.
  • A final decision to deny or withdraw accreditation is one reached after a school has exhausted the appeals process provided for under the Standards of Accreditation or that becomes effective after a school has failed to avail itself of its appeal rights within the prescribed time frame.
  • An accredited school remains accredited, operating under a Probation Order, until the final disposition of the appeal.


The following schools have received a denial or withdrawal of accreditation action from the Commission*
(Updated March 29, 2019)

Withdrawal of Accreditation – Currently Under Appeal

  • International Culinary Center – New York, NY
  • International Culinary Center – Campbell, CA

Denial of Accreditation – Final Action

  • American Pathways University – Denver, CO

    Public Comment – December 28, 2017

  • Creations School of Cosmetology – Corbin, KY
  • Beautech Express Academy – Ponce, PR
  • Just Four Paws Academy – Erie, PA
  • U.S. Aviation Training Solutions, Inc. – Titusville, FL 
    (formerly Bristow Academy)

Withdrawal of Accreditation – Final Action

  • Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute – Pottstown, PA
  • Fountainhead College of Tehcnology – Knoxville, TN
  • Pacific Coast Trade School – Oxnard, CA
  • Styles and Profiles Beauty Academy – Selmer, TN
  • Vatterott College – Berkeley, MO
  • Vatterott Educational Centers, Inc.
    Vatterott College – St. Charles, MO 
    Vatterott College – Joplin, MO 
    Vatterott College – Kansas City, MO 
    Vatterott College – Springfield, MO 
    Vatterott College – Sunset Hills, MO 
    Vatterott College – Tulsa, OK 
    Vatterott College – Fairview Heights, IL 
    Vatterott College – Memphis, TN 
    Vatterott College – Memphis, TN 
    L’Ecole Culinaire – Kansas City, MO 
    L’Ecole Culinarie – St. Louis, MO
    L’Ecole Culinarie – Cordova, TN 
    Vatterott College Extreme Institute – St. Louis, MO

*The Commission maintains this list for all actions from the preceding twelve months.