§ 40.52. Approval of a professional school.
(a) For an applicant previously authorized to grant degrees in this Commonwealth, the Department will be required to establish an evaluation committee and perform the approval process within 6 months after receipt of an application. Reference should be made to § 40.41 (relating to application). Students shall not be admitted into professional programs prior to the first academic year for which the applicant has requested approval.
(b) The Secretary will approve the request of an applicant for a professional school, after consultation with the Board, when the applicant has met all prescribed conditions.
(c) Prior to accreditation by the appropriate nationally recognized agency or association, the Department will review the status of the program every 3 years, in accordance with § § 40.43 or 40.44 (relating to evaluation for the establishment of a new professional school by a State System, a State-related or State-aided institution or an independent institution not having the required authorization in its enabling legislation or approved articles of incorporation; and evaluation for approval of a professional school by an applicant not previously authorized to grant degrees in this Commonwealth), as appropriate. The school shall be considered provisionally established until it achieves accreditation.
The provisions of this § 40.52 adopted April 30, 1982, effective May 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1389.
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