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Call for Comments

Persons, institutions, and organizations affected by, or with an interest in, ACCSC's standards and policies are advised of proposed changes via the ACCSC Call for Comment.

The ACCSC Call for Comment, issued by the Executive Director of the Commission, encourages all interested parties to carefully read any proposed revision, and to submit comments, suggestions, and recommendations for consideration by the Commission.


May 19, 2016 - Call for Comment

Appointment of New Commissioner
ACCSC Member Survey
Chapter I:  Rules of Process and Procedure

  • Orientation On-Site Evaluations – Section I (B)(4) & III (B)(1)
  • On-site Evaluation Process – Section I (C)(8) & III (K)(3)
  • Change of Ownership Approval Process – Section IV (E)(2)
  • Commission Consideration of Third Party Information – Section VII (D)(5-6)
  • Warning Notification – Section VII (K)
  • Commission Actions – Precipitous Closures – Section VII (P&Q)

Chapter II:  Substantive Standards

  • Management and Administrative Capacity – Section I (F)
  • Institutional Name and Advertising – Section V (B)(3)
  • Program Requirements – Section II
  • Faculty Qualifications—Section III (B)

Written comments regarding the topics included in this Call for Comment are to be in the form of a PDF document on letterhead with the signature of the commenter and are due by June 19, 2016. Please send all written comments to the attention of Michale S. McComis, Ed.D., Executive Director, via e-mail to mccomis@accsc.org.


Call for Comment  Process

Upon the consideration of any written comments, suggestions, or recommendations received, the Commission may:

  • Elect to adopt a revised standard as proposed,
  • Adopt the standard with revisions,
  • Defer action for further study and consideration, or
  • Reject the proposed standard. 

If the standard is adopted, the Commission establishes an effective date allowing reasonable time for institutions to come into compliance via the ACCSC Accreditation Alert.



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