Through the accreditation process, ACCSC is afforded an opportunity to assess the effectiveness of an institution’s educational programs by evaluating the infrastructure that supports the delivery of programs as well as educational outcomes, including student achievement.
Institutions seeking accreditation from ACCSC must prepare for and conduct an introspective self-evaluation in which the institution compares its programs and educational objectives to established standards, and identifies areas of comparable strength and needed improvement.
The Accreditation Process FAQ is designed to answer some of the fundamental questions regarding the initial accreditation process, such as:
- Determining Institutional Eligibility with ACCSC
- The Role of Accreditation in Quality Assurance
- ACCSC’s Scope of Recognition with the United States Department of Education
- The First Step of the Initial Accreditation Process
- The Typical Timeframe for the Initial Accreditation Process
- The Key Areas to Success in the Accreditation Process
- The Expenses Incurred During the Initial Accreditation Process