Procedures Prior to Commission Action

Optional Response

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 NASM National Office according to the following schedule:

      1. Baccalaureate and Graduate Degree-Granting, and Non-Degree-Granting Institutions:
        No later than May 1 for Commission action in June; no later than October 15 for Commission action in November.
      2. Community Colleges:
        No later than October 15 for Commission action in November.

Institutional Evaluation of the NASM 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An application for Membership may be withdrawn at any time prior to the decision of any Commission, without refund of fee or release of responsibility to reimburse the Association for applicable expenses, including those of the visiting evaluators.