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Accreditation and Approvals

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Accreditation

Effective November 2012, Graduate School USA was a Candidate for Accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Effective August 31, 2016, the School voluntarily withdrew from candidacy for accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. For questions or additional information, contact Middle States Commission on Higher Education at 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000 or www.msche.org.

D.C. Education Licensure Commission
ACE CREDIT

AECredit
The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for a number of Graduate School USA's courses. The American Council on Education, the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research and program initiatives. ACE CREDIT connects workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping adults gain access to academic credit at colleges and universities for formal courses and examinations taken in the workplace or other settings outside traditional higher education.

For more than 30 years, colleges and universities have trusted ACE CREDIT to provide reliable course equivalency information to facilitate their decisions to award academic credit. For more information, visit the ACE CEU CREDIT Transcript Service.

Graduate School USA chose the ACE College Credit Recommendation Service because they evaluate and make credit recommendations for formal educational programs and courses sponsored by noncollegiate organizations who are non-degree granting and who offer courses to their employees, members or customers. These credit recommendations are intended to guide colleges and universities as they consider awarding credit to persons who have successfully completed non-collegiate-sponsored instruction.

All ACE-approved course designations are identified in the individual course descriptions listed in our catalogs and on our website.
View all Graduate School USA reviewed courses in the ACE National Guide.

Continuing Professional Education Credit (CPE)

CPE
Many of Graduate School USA's daytime courses, particularly those in acquisition, auditing, and financial management, offer continuing professional education credit (CPE).

States and many professional organizations have CPE requirements to meet standards, maintain CPA licenses and professional certification to improve the professional proficiency of the individual and the quality of the financial management and auditing professions.

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, individual state boards of accountancy, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, the Association of Government Accountants, U.S. Government Accountability office are a few of the organizations and agencies that require CPE.

Each 50 minutes of a program or training activity will be recorded as one CPE credit.

Graduate School USA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education of the National Registry of CPE sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.

Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to: National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417

CPE credits are for instructor-led/group-live courses only.

In addition, Graduate School USA has sponsorship agreements with the following state boards of accountancy that recognize us as an approved source for continuing professional education credit for licensing purposes.

Sponsor ID Numbers:
National 103183
New Jersey 20CE00214500
New York 000762
Texas 009368

For complete program information, as required by NASBA Standard No. 8, please visit our website or call (888) 744-GRAD.

Continuing Development Units (CDUs)
Defense Acquisition University (DAU)

DAU
Graduate School USA is an approved Equivalent Provider of the Defense Acquisition University. The partnership provides a continuum of coursework to support the consistent and continuous development of the Defense Acquisition Workforce's capabilities as they relate to effectively and efficiently implementing the Defense Acquisition System. Visit the Defense Acquisition University for more information.

DAU Equivalent Courses:
ACQI7501D Introduction to Government Contracting (CON100 Equivalent)
ACQI7222D Contracting Officer's Representative Course (COR206 and COR222 Equivalent)

GSA Contracts

GSA
Graduate School USA is approved under the following categories of the General Services Administration (GSA) Professional Services Schedule C874.

Schedule 874.1 MOBIS Consulting Services Schedule 874.4 MOBIS Training Services
The Graduate School USA GSA Professional Services Schedule C874 contract number is GS-10F-0228P.

Read more about GSA Professional Services Schedule C874 services.

Military

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Graduate School USA recognizes the commitment and sacrifices made by servicemembers and reaches out to provide high-quality educational opportunities to help them attain their personal and professional education goals. Here are the programs and organizations with whom we are affiliated to provide support.

MyCAA
Graduate School USA is approved by the Department of Defense for the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Financial Assistance program. MyCAA provides up to $6,000 in Financial Assistance to the spouses of active duty and activated Guard and Reserve Service members worldwide. Learn more about the My/CAA Program.

Veterans' Benefits
Graduate School USA is approved for VA Benefits.

For more information about Graduate School USA and our support for servicemembers, click here.