Montreat College was placed on warning for a period of one year by SACSCOC Board of Trustees while the college completes its work to respond to the findings of the 2020 Reaffirmation of Accreditation. While this work is being completed, Montreat College remains fully accredited. The college is in process of fully and successfully resolving these matters. The warning has no impact on academic credits and/or degrees earned by current or former Montreat College students.
Of the public sanctions that can be imposed by SACSCOC, a warning is the least serious of the two. See the definition of warning below:
Warning – The less serious of the two sanctions, Warning is usually, but not necessarily, levied in the earlier stages of institutional review and often, but not necessarily, precedes Probation. It cannot, however, succeed Probation. An institution may be placed on Warning or Probation for noncompliance with any of the Core Requirements or significant noncompliance with the Comprehensive Standards. Additionally, an institution may be placed on Warning for failure to make timely and significant progress toward correcting the deficiencies that led to the finding of noncompliance with any of the Principles of Accreditation. An institution may also be placed on Warning for failure to comply with Commission policies and procedures, including failure to provide requested information in a timely manner. The maximum total time during one monitoring period that an institution may be on Warning is two years.
The next in order of severity is probation usually applied when an institution fails to correct deficiencies, or fails to make satisfactory progress toward compliance with the Principles of Accreditation.