Following receipt of the Visitors’ Report, the institution has an opportunity to write and submit an Optional Response. This allows the institution to respond to the Visitors’ Report with respect to 1) errors of fact, 2) conclusions based upon such errors, and 3) documented changes made in the program since the visit.
Any Optional Response to the Visitors’ Report should be submitted to the NAST National Office no later than February 15 for consideration at the March meeting of the Commission on Accreditation.
Institutional Evaluation of the NAST Review
The Visitors’ Report is accompanied by a brief questionnaire that provides the institution with an opportunity to evaluate the process through the site visit and before Commission action. Filing instructions are provided with the questionnaire.
Withdrawal of the Application for Membership
An application for Membership may be withdrawn at any time prior to the decision of the Commission, without refund of fee or release of responsibility to reimburse the Association for applicable expenses, including those of the visiting evaluators.