38 U.S. Code § 3675 - Approval of accredited courses
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Act of February 23, 1917, referred to in subsec. (a)(1)(B), is act Feb. 23, 1917, ch. 114, 39 Stat. 929, as amended, known as the Smith-Hughes Vocational Education Act, which was classified to sections 11 to 15 and 16 to 28 of Title 20, Education, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 105–33, title VI, § 6201, Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 653. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 11 of Title 20 and Tables.
2011—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 111–377, § 203(c)(1), substituted “The Secretary or a State approving agency may approve accredited programs (including non-degree accredited programs) offered by proprietary for-profit educational institutions” for “A State approving agency may approve the courses offered by an educational institution” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 111–377, § 203(c)(2), inserted “the Secretary or” after “this section,” in introductory provisions and after “as prescribed by” in par. (1).
2004—Subsec. (c)(4). Pub. L. 108–454 added par. (4).
2003—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 108–183 added subsec. (c).
1996—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 104–275 amended subsec. (b) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (b) read as follows: “As a condition to approval under this section, the State approving agency must find that adequate records are kept by the educational institution to show the progress of each eligible person or veteran and must include as a minimum (except for attendance) the requirements set forth in section 3676(c)(7) of this title. The State approving agency must also find that the educational institution maintains a written record of the previous education and training of the eligible person or veteran and clearly indicates that appropriate credit has been given by the institution for previous education and training, with the training period shortened proportionately and the eligible person or veteran and the Secretary so notified.”
1992—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102–568 designated existing provisions as par. (1), redesignated former par. (1) as subpar. (A), redesignated former par. (2) as subpar. (B), substituted “the Act of February 23, 1917 (20 U.S.C. 11 et seq.);” for “sections 11–28 of title 20; or”, redesignated former par. (3) as subpar. (C), added subpar. (D) and pars. (2) and (3), and struck out former concluding provisions which read as follows: “For the purposes of this chapter the Secretary of Education shall publish a list of nationally recognized accrediting agencies and associations which the Secretary determines to be reliable authority as to the quality of training offered by an educational institution and the State approving agencies may, upon concurrence, utilize the accreditation of such accrediting associations or agencies for approval of the courses specifically accredited and approved by such accrediting association or agency. In making application for approval, the institution shall transmit to the State approving agency copies of its catalog or bulletin which must be certified as true and correct in content and policy by an authorized representative of the school. The catalog or bulletin must specifically state its progress requirements for graduation and must include as a minimum the information required by sections 3676(b)(6) and (7) of this title.”
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102–83, § 5(c)(1), substituted “3676(b)(6)” for “1776(b)(6)” in last sentence.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 102–83, § 5(c)(1), substituted “3676(c)(7)” for “1776(c)(7)”.
1989—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 101–237 substituted “Secretary” for “Administrator”.
1980—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 96–466 substituted “Secretary” for “Commissioner” in two places.
1976—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94–502, § 513(a)(2), substituted “the Commissioner determines” for “he determines”.
Pub. L. 94–502, § 504(1), inserted provision requiring that copies of the school bulletin be certified by an authorized representative of the school and that the bulletin specify the progress requirements for graduation and certain other information.
1966—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 89–358 inserted “or veteran” after “eligible person” in three places.
Amendment by Pub. L. 103–446 applicable with respect to programs of education exclusively by correspondence and to correspondence-residence courses commencing more than 90 days after Nov. 2, 1994, see section 605(b) of Pub. L. 103–446, set out as a note under section 3672 of this title.