What Sets Us Apart:

With a history of over 17 years in the field of starting universities, Accreditation Expert Consulting (AEC) stands out as a distinguished partner in overcoming any licensing or accreditation hurdles.

While other companies in our industry may provide limited services, focusing solely on licensing or accreditation, we take pride in offering comprehensive solutions. At Accreditation Expert Consulting (AEC), we understand that starting and operating a university involves various critical aspects beyond licensing and accreditation alone. That’s why we go above and beyond, providing a holistic suite of services to support every step of the process, from initial setup to long-term success. Our commitment to excellence sets us apart from the competition, ensuring our clients receive unparalleled support and guidance in all university development and management aspects. At AEC, we guide our clients through the complex process of understanding legal and financial requirements, helping them navigate expected time frames, and offering valuable marketing and branding advice to ensure their university stands out among educational institutions. Additionally, we provide technical recommendations to effectively manage university and learning management systems, ensuring a seamless educational experience for students. Our goal at AEC is to establish long-term partnerships with our clients, recognizing that launching a university is the first step. We strive to ensure that your university thrives and that your students have a fulfilling and successful educational experience. With our team of experienced experts and their specialized knowledge, we are confident in our ability to deliver the exceptional results .

Overcoming the Challenges of Establishing a University

Embarking on the journey of launching a new university entails overcoming several significant challenges. At Accreditation Expert Consulting , we are dedicated to supporting you through every step of this process. 

Here’s how our services can assist you :

Step 1- Obtaining the Appropriate Business License

Whether your aspirations involve establishing a for-profit or nonprofit university, the initial crucial step is obtaining the correct business license tailored to your venture. AEC exclusively offers this specialized service, and our proficient team possesses the expertise to guide you in determining the most suitable business structure to suit your requirements. Our dedicated team will collaborate closely with you to develop a comprehensive business plan that meets the stringent criteria set forth by regulatory bodies, investors, and financial institutions. Additionally, we will provide valuable assistance in establishing the essential financial statements and management framework necessary for the smooth operation of your new university. At AEC, we fully comprehend the intricate intricacies involved in establishing a university, and our primary objective is to support you in obtaining the precise license tailored to your university startup.

  • Sole Proprietorship, Partnership
  • LLC, LLP
  • C & S Corporations
  • Nonprofit Corporation
  • Business Name Search & Reservations
  • Fictitious Business Name (DBAs)
  • Business Licenses & Permits
  • Federal Tax ID Numbers (EINs)
  • Articles of Dissolution
  • Operating Agreements
  • Annual Meeting Minutes
  • Initial & Annual Reports
  • Articles of Amendments
  • LLC Member Share Certificates
  • Corporate Stock Certificate

Step 2- Obtaining State Authorization

The next crucial step in the process is obtaining the necessary approval from the state or securing an exemption from state supervision for your university. This undertaking entails significant effort, including developing a robust curriculum, recruiting qualified faculty and staff, adhering to stringent educational standards, and complying with all relevant state laws. Each state has regulations governing the authorization of post-secondary institutions, making it challenging to navigate without expert guidance. This is where we step in. At Accreditation Expert Consulting (AEC), we ensure you have access to the comprehensive resources required for each phase of the state authorization process. Our team of experts is well-versed in the initial preparation and filing procedures and leveraging available tax benefits and credits specific to each state’s license application process. Your project will be assigned a lead consultant with in-depth knowledge of your state’s rules and regulations.They will provide steadfast guidance throughout the process, ensuring all necessary steps are diligently followed to secure successful state authorization for your university.  While the lead consultant serves as your primary point of contact, our entire team is dedicated to the success of your

project. We work collaboratively, leveraging our expertise to provide unwavering support at every step. Rest assured, your institution will receive prompt approval without encountering any hurdles.

Step 3 - Academic Services

Drawing upon our extensive experience with numerous startup universities, we provide hourly expertise to support organizations in achieving their academic and budgetary objectives. We recruit, hire, and oversee college deans and faculty members. We ensure alignment between student learning objectives and outcomes through regular assessments of academic programs, guaranteeing compliance with established standards. Moreover, we serve as the university’s representative, fostering connections with regulators, accreditors, and industry leaders to enhance the institution’s reputation and partnerships .

Step 4 - E-Learning Solutions

At Accreditation Expert Consulting , we recognize the pivotal role of a Learning Management System (LMS) in delivering a seamless and practical online learning experience. Our team of experts are dedicated to assisting you in finding a tailored LMS solution that aligns with your institution’s unique needs. Through a comprehensive assessment of your educational goals, curriculum structure, and technical specifications, we gain a deep understanding of your LMS requirements. Leveraging our extensive knowledge and experience, we provide comprehensive guidance and recommendations for selecting the most suitable LMS platform. 

Our thorough research and analysis encompass user interface, functionality, scalability, customization options, and integration capabilities, ensuring alignment with your institution’s vision and enhancing the teaching and learning experience. We collaborate closely with key stakeholders throughout the selection process, facilitating discussions, demonstrations, and trials to ensure the chosen LMS meets your specific requirements and educational objectives. Additionally, our team assists with LMS implementation and integration, guiding setup, configuration, and customization to align with your institution’s branding and requirements. We ensure seamless integration with existing systems and provide training and support to faculty, staff, and students for a smooth transition. As your trusted partner, we continue to provide ongoing support and assistance post-implementation, addressing any issues, offering technical support, and guide you in leveraging the full potential of the LMS to enhance teaching, learning, and administrative processes. Our expertise and commitment to excellence empower your institution to create an engaging, interactive, and personalized online learning environment— partner with AEC to unlock the full potential of technology in education.

Step 5- Achieving Accreditation

Once you have obtained the necessary state license, pursuing accreditation from a reputable agency approved by the US Department of Education within 3-5 years is imperative. At Accreditation Expert Consulting (AEC), we are well-equipped to support you in this crucial process by assigning a dedicated accreditation expert to your team. Our seasoned expert will collaborate with you to conduct thorough research and identify the most suitable accrediting agency aligned with your long-term objectives. They will work closely with you to ensure that  all

accreditation standards are met, assist in creating essential documentation, and guide you through the accreditation application submission. Furthermore, our experts will diligently prepare your team for the anticipated site visit, equipping you with the necessary knowledge and skills to confidently engage with the accrediting agency’s representatives. Regular weekly meetings with your accreditation steering committee will facilitate seamless progress, providing a platform to address any concerns and ensure alignment with the accreditation requirements. At AEC, we recognize the significance of accreditation in establishing credibility and enhancing the reputation of your university. Our accreditation experts will be a valuable asset, leveraging their expertise to guide you toward a successful accreditation outcome, paving the way for your institution’s continued growth and excellence.

Accreditation Expert Consulting (AEC) stands out as the superior choice.

Unmatched Expertise:

Accreditation Expert Consulting boasts a team of highly knowledgeable and experienced professionals who specialize in the field of accreditation. Our experts deeply understand the accreditation process, industry standards, and regulatory requirements. With their guidance, you can confidently navigate the complex accreditation landscape and ensure compliance with all necessary guidelines.

Comprehensive Services:

We offer a comprehensive range of services that cover every aspect of the accreditation process. From initial consultations to licensing, curriculum development, stakeholder engagement, and accreditation documentation, our team provides end-to-end solutions. You can rely on us to handle all the intricate details and paperwork, allowing you to focus on your institution’s strategic growth and development.

Tailored Solutions:

At Accreditation Expert Consulting (AEC) , we understand that each institution is unique, with its own goals, vision, and requirements. We take a personalized approach, tailoring our services to meet your needs. Our experts work closely with you to understand your objectives, and we develop customized strategies and action plans that align with your vision. Our flexible and adaptable solutions ensure your accreditation journey is tailored to your institution’s success.

Extensive Network

Over the years, we have built strong relationships and collaborations with accrediting bodies, educational experts, and industry professionals. This extensive network enables us to stay up-to-date with the latest trends, standards, and best practices in the field of accreditation. By choosing Accreditation Expert Consulting, you gain access to this vast network and benefit from valuable insights and connections that can enhance the quality and credibility of your institution.

Streamlined Process

We understand the importance of efficiency and timely completion of accreditation requirements. Our team is dedicated to streamlining the process, ensuring you meet all deadlines and milestones without unnecessary delays. We utilize cutting-edge tools and technologies to simplify administrative tasks, document management, and communication, making the accreditation journey as smooth and efficient as possible.

Commitment to Excellence

Accreditation Expert Consulting is committed to excellence in all aspects of our services. We maintain the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and quality. Our team takes pride in delivering exceptional results and exceeding client expectations. When you choose AEC , you can be confident that you are partnering with a company driven by a relentless pursuit of excellence and a genuine passion for advancing education.

Embracing a Shared Vision

The next crucial phase entails obtaining state approval or exemption from state supervision for your university. This undertaking demands substantial efforts, including curriculum development, faculty and staff recruitment, adherence to specific educational standards, and compliance with applicable state laws. Each state has its own set of regulations governing the authorization of post-secondary institutions. Without expert guidance, it can be challenging to navigate these intricacies. That’s precisely why we are here to assist. At Accreditation Expert Consulting (AEC), we ensure you have 

access to the comprehensive resources needed at each stage of the state authorization process. Our team of experts are well-versed in the nuances of each state’s license application procedures, allowing us to equip you with the right tools and strategies. Your project will be assigned a lead consultant with profound knowledge of your state’s rules and regulations. They will serve as your trusted guide throughout the process, meticulously overseeing every step to guarantee the completion of your university’s state authorization. While the lead consultant spearheads the project, our entire team is dedicated to your endeavor. We work collectively, providing unwavering support at every juncture, ensuring a smooth and expedient approval process for your institution. At AEC, we firmly believe in fostering a sense of ownership. We empower you with the knowledge and expertise necessary to steer your university toward authorization swiftly and without impediments.

Make the smart choice for your institution’s accreditation needs. Choose Accreditation Expert Consulting and experience the unparalleled expertise, tailored solutions, and commitment to excellence that sets us apart from other accreditation companies. Let us be your trusted partner on your accreditation journey, helping you build a reputable and successful university.

Connect with us today to explore how our expertise can pave the path to your success.

We have collaborated with educational institutions nationwide that hold accreditation from prominent national and regional agencies, including: