Scope of recognition
Scope of recognition or scope means the range of accrediting activities for which the Secretary recognizes an agency. The Secretary may place a limitation on the scope of an agency's recognition for title IV, HEA purposes. The Secretary's designation of scope defines the recognition granted according to -
(i) Types of degrees and certificates covered;
(ii) Types of institutions and programs covered;
(iii) Types of preaccreditation status covered, if any; and
(iv) Coverage of accrediting activities related to distance education or correspondence courses.