What does it
mean when a college is placed on “Warning” by the
A: “Warning” is
one of several levels of sanctions that may be applied by
the Accrediting Commission. It is the least severe of the
sanctions that might be applied. While not awarded
‘Reaffirmation of Accreditation’ status, the college is
given an opportunity to correct the deficiencies the
Commission has identified and is STILL ACCREDITED
during this period.
Will the units
I earn at Rio Hondo College be eligible for transfer to
A: Yes, academic
work successfully completed at Rio Hondo College during the
term of the “Warning” status is fully transferable.
I am eligible
to receive Financial Aid. What impact does this
“Warning” have on my eligibility to receive Financial
A: There is no
impact on eligibility to Receive Financial Aid because the
accredited status of the College continues during the
What is the
College doing to address the recommendations contained
in the "Warning" letter?
A: The College is
positioned to respond to the Commission’s recommendations
and has developed an Accreditation Response Team which has
already begun the work of addressing the recommendations
made by the Accreditation Commission in their evaluation
report. This committee consists of administrators,
faculty, classified staff, and students, and they are
scheduled to meet to prepare a follow-up report focused on
the following areas:
What are the
requirements for the Follow-Up Report?
A: The Follow Up
report format is specified by the Commission. It is an
attachment to the Official Letter dated from the Commission
dated February 3, which is posted on the Accreditation
When is the
Follow-Up Report due?
A: The follow-Up
Report is due October 15, 2009.