NEBC is in the process of preparing the organization to meet the standards necessary to receive approval to offer for credit courses and degree granting authority from the Vermont Department of Education. We hope to complete the process and receive all approvals in time to begin classes in the fall of 2013.
In addition it is our intention to build the program consistent with the standards of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, so that we will be well positioned to seek regional accreditation in the early years of operation.
"Accreditation is voluntary. It represents an institution's willingness to abide by the Standards and to open itself regularly to examination by outside evaluators familiar with higher education. As such, accreditation is recognized as a symbol of accountability to the public." (NEASC, FAQs)