The CAATE has compiled frequently asked questions for students, professionals and post-professionals. Find answers to your questions below.
VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL FAQS
How long can a program be in the withdrawal phase without having to do a selfstudy if they are scheduled for one?
A program who has submitted their voluntary withdrawal documentation to the CAATE and has been notified that the withdrawal date and documentation is satisfactory will not have to do a selfstudy. However, programs going through Voluntary Withdrawal are expected to remain in compliance with the Standards and must continue to submit Annual Reports, submit any Progress Reports, and pay annual accreditation fees until the approved date of withdrawal.
Would there be a possibility to obtain a one year extension of accreditation after which the program after a program closes?
According to the P & P, once the CAATE approves the programs Voluntary Withdrawal date, the program cannot admit students. So if the program has submitted their Voluntary Withdrawal documentation with teach out plan, the closing date should be after the last class graduates.
Programs Voluntarily Withdrawing for Standard 11: Will they have to continue to submit a Progress Report even though the program mathematically will not meet the 70%?
Yes. It is expected that programs will remain in compliance with ALL Standards during the withdrawal process. Programs that have non-compliances with the Standards will be required to complete Progress Reports on the noncompliant Standards until the withdrawal date.
Freshmen enroll in the Intro class in the fall and then they are admitted during the spring semester. They begin the professional phase of the program during the following fall. If a Voluntary Withdrawal letter is submitted in June (e. g. 2017), could this new cohort begin the professional phase of the program in the fall (2017)?
Is the date based on when they were actually admitted or when they actually begin the professional phase of the program? Students may not be admitted, enrolled, or matriculated into the program after the Voluntary Withdrawal documentation has been approved by the CAATE.
Yes, programs who are not transitioning to the master’s degree must complete Voluntary Withdrawal. Instructions to Voluntary Withdrawal are located on the CAATE Website.