16k international students affected as ACICS loses accrediting powersPublished: 01/06/2017
The US Department of Education has withdrawn its recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, which it estimates will affect some 16,000 international students either studying on English language programmes or planning to remain in the US under the STEM Optional Practical Training programme.
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ACICS accredits some 250 institutions in the US. This includes around 130 ESL and higher education institutions that are certified by SEVP to recruit international students.
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