Third Party Comments

The United States Department of Education (USDE) procedures require accrediting agencies, like the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), to provide an opportunity for third-party comment, either in writing or at a public hearing (at the accrediting agencies’ discretion) with respect to institutions or programs scheduled for review.  All comments must relate to accreditation standards for the discipline and required accreditation policies.  In order to comply with the Department’s requirement on the use of third-party comment regarding program’s qualifications for accreditation or initial accreditation, the linked procedures have been developed.

Accreditation - third party comments