Members of the agency responsible for awarding accreditation to colleges are planning to visit the University of Maryland.
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has asked the university to turn over information outlining the roles and responsibilities of its governing body.
This comes after the university was criticized over its response to the death of 19-year-old Jordan McNair, who died after collapsing during football practice earlier this year.
University officials have until March 1, 2019, to submit the information.
If UMD loses its accreditation, students would no longer be eligible for federal financial aid.