The United States Department of Education (USDE) procedures require accrediting agencies to provide an opportunity for third-party comment, with respect to institutions or programs scheduled for review. All comments must relate to accreditation standards for the discipline and/or accreditation policies. All comments relative to programs being visited will be due in the Commission office no later than sixty (60) days prior to each program’s site visit to allow time for the program to respond. Negative comments received after the deadline of sixty (60) days prior to the site visit will be handled as a complaint.
Comments should be submitted by email to the appropriate Commission on Dental Accreditation Staff. View the entire policy on Third Party Comments in the Evaluation & Operational Policies & Procedures manual. (PDF)