Updates on the Argosy Transition

CACREP has been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation at Argosy University and was in communication with students, faculty, and administration up until it ceased operations on March 8th 2019. This final closure impacted CACREP-accredited programs at five locations, and came on the heels of the closure of accredited programs at five other locations in December 2018.

CACREP is grateful to the numerous institutions and CACREP-accredited counseling programs, across the country, that very quickly stepped up to accept students through their existing student transfer policy or made special accommodations for the transfer of students, or to enter into articulation agreements to facilitate a teach-out of an Argosy University counseling program.

CACREP is committed to promoting excellence in professional preparation, sustaining the integrity of counseling programs, and protecting students. To that end, CACREP has developed guidelines specifically to support CACREP-accredited programs accepting transfer students from Argosy University’s Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and/or doctoral Counselor Education and Supervision programs or teaching-out an Argosy University counseling program.

In addition to these guidelines, CACREP has also provided some resources to programs considering seeking approval for a teach-out plan from their regional accreditor, continues to maintain a list of accredited programs that have asked to be identified as accepting transfer students from Argosy University.