Extend CACREP accreditation to include May 2017 graduates

Extend CACREP accreditation to include May 2017 graduates

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Tamara Harrison started this petition to Tamharri@gmail.com

Liberty University was recently awarded CACREP accreditation for its online MA in professional counseling program (which is now "MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling"). This accomplishment will help graduates gain further recognition in their field and allow access to additional career paths. We congratulate Liberty and thank them for their diligent work in obtaining this status. The CACREP accreditation start date for the program is 01/19/2019, but CACREP allows an 18 month "grandfathering period" in which graduates can receive the accreditation if they graduated on or after 07/19/2017. Unfortunately, this prevents the hundreds of students who graduated in line with the May 2017 commencement from receiving CACREP status. Since this was a mere 2 months before the grandfathering period began, and since it prevents the entire graduating class of May 2017 from receiving accreditation, it seems reasonable to request that CACREP consider adjusting their grandfathering date to include these graduates. After speaking with CACREP directly, I was told that an adjustment could be requested directly by Liberty University. If a request is received by CACREP, the board decides whether or not to move forward with the adjustment. The purpose of this petition is to gain support  from those who believe that Liberty University should request an adjusted grandfathering period from CACREP to include May 2017 graduates. 

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