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Accreditation Alerts

The ACCSC Accreditation Alert provides notice regarding the final adoption and promulgation of revisions to the Standards of Accreditation, or in some cases provides interpretative guidance pertaining to the Commission's rules and standards.

Revisions to the Standards of Accreditation are made by the Commission as appropriate and required, and are announced via the ACCSC Accreditation Alert.

December 21, 2021 Accreditation Alert

Guidance Issued:

  • COVID-19 Guidance: Student Achievement Reporting

July 1, 2021 Accreditation Alert


  • Call for Nominations for the ACCSC Commissioners
  • Call for Nominations for the ACCSC Nominating Committee

Revisions to the Standards of Accreditation

  • Revisions to the ACCSC Rules of Process and Procedure
  • Revisions to the ACCSC Substantive Standards, Standards of Accreditation

Guidance Issued:

  • Admissions Documentation
  • Leave of Absence Policy
  • Clock to Credit Hour Conversion

Click here to download the July 1, 2021 Accreditation Alert.

The Commission has republished the Standards of Accreditation, which is now dated July 1, 2021 and replaces the July 1, 2020 version. The July 1, 2021 Standards of Accreditation is available for download.

December 1, 2020 Accreditation Alert

     Guidance Issued

  • Distance Education Approval Requirement 
  • Leave of Absence Policy
  • Program Discontinuation 
  • Utilization of Online Learning Tools in a Program Not Approved for Distance Education 

     Revisions to the AACSC Bylaws

  •  Sustaining Fees