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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.

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


March 30, 2018
Call for Comment
Proposed Revisions to the Standards of Accreditation

The Commission welcomes and encourages the comments of ACCSC-accredited institutions and other interested parties on the topics listed below.  Written comments regarding the proposed revisions are due by April 30th via email to mccomis@accsc.org.

  • Section I, Rules of Process and Procedure - Definitions, Accreditation Obligations, Eligibility and Process, and General Instructions
  • Section VII (D), Rules of Process and Procedure - Commission Consideration of Third-Party Information
  • Section II, Substantive Standards - Program Requirements
  • Section VI, Substantive Standards - Student Services
  • Section IV, Rules of Process and Procedure - Changes of Control/Ownership
  • Section I, Substantive Standards, Ownership Management, and Administrative Operations
  • Section IX, Substantive Standards, Distance Education
  • Rules of Process and Procedure, Miscellaneous Standards