Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC)
The Higher Education and Training Awards Council is granted authority by the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland to accredit and award credentials from level six (Higher Certificate) to level ten (Doctorate) of the National Framework of Qualifications. HETAC was established on 11 June 2001, under the Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 1999.
American College Dublin has three programmes placed at level-eight on the National Framework of Qualifications which are accredited by HETAC and for which graduating students receive HETAC awards:
- BA (Hons) in Liberal Arts
- BA (Hons) in International Business
- BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance
American College Dublin has one programme placed at level-nine on the National Framework of Qualifications which is accredited by HETAC and for which graduating students receive HETAC awards:
- MB in International Business.
HETAC accreditation and awards refer only to programmes provided by American College Dublin and are not connected programmatically or institutionally to or with Irish American University or American College Delaware.
Higher Education and Training Awards Council
26-27 Denzille Lane
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
American College Dublin is a constituent college of Irish American University. Irish American University is licensed by the Department of Education of the State of Delaware to award degrees at the undergraduate and master’s level and is a candidate for accreditation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). MSCHE is responsible for higher education accreditation in the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington, DC, and Delaware. According to the 2011/12 QS World University Rankings, MSCHE accredits five of the world’s top twenty higher education institutions (Princeton University, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, The Johns Hopkins University and Cornell University); there are more MSCHE-accredited institutions ranked in the top 200 universities in the world than those accredited by any other regional body.
Irish American University is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, effective June 2009. The quality of the recognition conferred by this status may be inferred from the US Department of Education’s acceptance of its sufficiency for the purpose of allowing American students enrolled at a candidate institution to apply for Title IV funding (financial aid). The official MSCHE description of candidacy status is as follows: ‘Candidate for Accreditation is a status of affiliation with a regional accrediting commission which indicates that an institution has achieved recognition and is progressing toward, but is not assured of, accreditation. It has provided evidence of sound planning, seems to have the resources to implement the plans, and appears to have the potential for obtaining its goals within a reasonable time.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States of America