About Sessions College

Accreditation and Approvals

Whether you’re looking for college or further education, make sure you look for a school that is accredited. In the United States education system, accreditation is a sign of quality assurance and consumer protection. It shows that established authorities in government, state, and in education recognize the quality of a school and its programs, and regularly monitor and approve its business practices.

On this page we present Sessions College accreditations and approvals.

Sessions College is located in Tempe, Arizona.

Accreditation (n):

The act of granting credit or recognition to an educational institution that maintains defined standards.

Summary of Accreditation and Approvals

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Accreditation

Sessions College is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). We are also accredited at the certificate program level by Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools.

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State Licensure

Sessions College is licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education.

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State Authorization

Sessions College is approved by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements as a SARA institution.

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Federal Student Aid

Sessions College is approved the United States Department of Education under Title IV to administer Federal Student Aid.

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Department of Defense

Sessions College is an approved Department of Defense College and a signatory of the 2014 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and the President’s Executive Order #13607.

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Arizona VA Agency

Sessions College programs are approved by the Arizona Veterans Education and Training Approving Agency.

“Sessions College has been an accredited school since 2001. For our staff and faculty, accreditation provides us a process to ensure we meet or exceed the standards set for post-secondary institutions in the U.S. Accreditation gives us a structure for continuous improvement and the tools to serve our students better.”

Gordon Drummond

President, Sessions College

DEAC

Sessions College for Professional Design is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is a nationally recognized educational association and accrediting agency located in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1926, DEAC’s mission is to promote sound educational standards and ethical business practices in distance learning. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Visit the DEAC site.

Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools

Sessions College certificate programs are accredited by The Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools. The Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools is one of three regional accrediting Commissions that function within Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Commission on Secondary Schools serves both public and non-public schools in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia and numerous locations around the world. The Commission on Secondary Schools (CSS) was established in November, 1920 to promote the improvement of secondary education and to secure better coordination and understanding between secondary schools and institutions of higher education.

Visit the MSA-CESS site.

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education

Sessions College for Professional Design is licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. The Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education licenses and regulates 195 private postsecondary educational institutions that operate vocational and degree programs in Arizona. Institutions licensed by the Board include private universities, colleges, career colleges, and vocational schools that serve approximately 321,000 students each year, including Arizona residents and online students across the nation and around the world.

Visit the Arizona Board site.

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA)

Sessions College is approved by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements as a SARA institution. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. Its goal is to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. SARA is overseen by a National Council and administered by four regional education compacts.

Visit the NC-SARA site.

U.S. Department of Education

Sessions College is approved the U.S. Department of Education under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (the Act, the HEA) to administer United States federal student financial aid programs. This institutional approval enables Sessions College to administer Pell grants, Federal Direct Loans, and Federal PLUS Loans to students in eligible programs.

Look us up on the FAFSA School Search page.

Department of Defense

Sessions College is an approved Department of Defense College and a signatory of the 2014 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and the President’s Executive Order #13607. Under the MOU the Programs are approved for enrollment by all active duty personnel under Tuition Assistance (TA), and military spouses are approved under the MyCAA program.

Visit the DOD MOU site.

Arizona Veteran’s Agencies

All programs are approved by the Arizona Veterans Education and Training Approving Agency. This includes Chapters 30, 33, and 35 of the GI Bill® as well as Vocational Rehab (Chapter 31). This approval enables eligible active military service veterans and their families to access education benefits and finance their programs.

Look us up on the VA WEAMS page.