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Application Deadlines and Meeting Dates

A current list of the application deadlines and quarterly meeting dates for the Committee on Postsecondary Educational Institutions (CPEI) and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission is available HERE.

If you submitted an Application for Initial Authorization or a New Program Application, please be aware that attendance of a representative from your institution is mandatory at the CPEI meeting at which your application is presented.

Assistance in completing the application is available by telephoning Division of Postsecondary State Authorization (DPSA) staff at 615-741-5293 during business hours of the Commission, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (Central Time) Monday through Friday.

All applications are reviewed in a three-tier process: first by DPSA staff, second by CPEI, and third by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. Final Commission authorization is required in order to conduct training, advertise, recruit and/or operate in the State of Tennessee.