IN THE MATTER OF ATLANTA COLLEGE OF MEDICAL AND DENTAL CAREERS
Respondent.

Docket No. 93-38-SP
Student Financial Assistance Proceeding

DECISION

    Atlanta College of Medical and Dental Careers appeals a
final program review determination dated January 28, 1993.
Atlanta College appeals only one aspect of the determination.
The issue on appeal is whether the school is a non-term, as
opposed to a term, institution.

    Atlanta College no longer operates, but during its
existence conducted operations as a non-term institution. This
mode of operation is confirmed by the decision of the
Secretary of Education in Docket No. 93-7-SP, In the Matter of
Edmondson Junior College, decided April 5, 1994, which
involved virtually identical issues on the single matter
presently in dispute. Also see my detailed decision in Docket
No. 93-29-SP, In the Matter of

Nettleton Junior College, decided June 8, 1994, which follows
the guidelines established by the Secretary in the Edmondson
matter. Indeed, even the Office of Student Financial
Assistance Programs

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agrees that if the Secretary does not reverse his decision in
Edmondson, the instant appeal of Atlanta College must be
granted.

In my opinion, the decision of the Secretary in Edmondson is
correct. Thus, the appeal of Atlanta College herein is granted.

Finding No. 3 of January 28, 1993 FPRD is
vacated.

The appeal of Atlanta College is
granted.

Dated this 28 day of June,
1994.

Paul S. Cross
Administrative Law Judge
Office of Higher Education Appeals
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-3644