40 Tex. Admin. Code § 807.7 - Exemptions

(a) A school may apply to the Commission for an exemption under § 132.002 or § 132.003 of the Texas Education Code.
(b) The Commission shall grant the requested exemption if the Commission determines that the school meets the requirements for an exemption under § 132.002 or § 132.003 of the Texas Education Code.
(c) The Commission may deny or revoke an exemption in the same manner as a denial or revocation of a certificate of approval, if the Commission determines that the school does not meet the requirements for the exemption under § 132.002 or § 132.003 of the Texas Education Code.
(d) A school may appeal the denial or revocation of an exemption in accordance with the provisions of Subchapter D of the Texas Education Code.
(e) A school applying for an exemption from the provisions of Texas Education Code § 132.002(a)(6) must provide evidence that:
(1) the school has a certificate of authorization from the Coordinating Board to grant baccalaureate or higher-level degrees or a letter from the Coordinating Board indicating that Coordinating Board approval is not required;
(2) the school is accredited by a Coordinating Board--recognized accrediting body;
(3) the school is in good standing with the designated accrediting body and not subject to:
(A) probation;
(B) a directive to show cause as to why accreditation should not be revoked; or
(C) any other action that, as defined by the accrediting agency, will prevent the school from seeking approval of its degree programs; and
(4) at least a simple majority (51 percent) of credits earned in the educational programs of the school are transferable to educational programs that are:
(A) at an equivalent or higher academic level (e.g., baccalaureate to baccalaureate or higher);
(B) at a junior college, college, or university supported entirely or partly by taxation from a local or state source; and
(C) within the same local/regional service area as the offered program, as determined by the Agency.

Notes

40 Tex. Admin. Code § 807.7
The provisions of this §807.7 adopted to be effective September 17, 2007, 32 TexReg 6378; Amended by Texas Register, Volume 41, Number 46, November 11, 2016, TexReg 9024, eff. 11/14/2016

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