Any person that is not an employee of the institution, but recruits prospective students for enrollment at, or granting educational credentials from, a postsecondary educational institution, whether in or outside of Alaska, must have an agent permit issued through the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education.
Duration of Status
Initial authorization is approved for a one-year period; an institution must renew authorization at the end of the one-year period. Authorization may be provisional based upon an applicant's ongoing documentation of meeting specified conditions. ACPE generally approves renewal of authorization for one to three-year periods.
Institutions are required to submit student outcome information in a format provided by the Commission, and meet all other reporting requirements outlined as conditions of authorization.
Authorization is specific to the terms of the authorization application and is not transferable. An application is required for the following actions:
- initial authorization; required for sale, transfer, or change in ownership
- renewal authorization
- offering a new program or modifying an approved program
- opening a new location or changing a location
- changing the mission
- obtaining or renewing an agent permit
Applications for initial authorization, renewal of authorization and agent permits must be submitted by the appropriate quarter deadline to be considered at the next Commission meeting. Applications for change of ownership must be submitted within 30 days of the effective date of the ownership change. All other applications must be submitted before the effective date of the change.