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Postsecondary School Closure


The decision to permanently close an institution requires thoughtful planning, careful consultation, sharing valuable information and disclosure with all affected constituencies.  Specific plans that provide for the students, the faculty, and the administrative and support staff, and the disposition of the institution’s assets must be submitted not less than 90 days before the anticipated date of closure. This plan must be approved by the Commission prior to the school closing.  Using this form should ensure compliance with the Higher Education Licensure Commission’s (HELC) laws and regulations regarding school closures. See also ELC Regulations 8129.3 (non-degree) or 8016.4 (degree granting).

Two individual copies of the Postsecondary Institution Closure Plan Form and supporting documentation should be submitted along with seven travel drives with the electronic version to:

Higher Education Licensure Commission
810 First St. NE, Second Floor
Washington, DC 20002

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