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The Commission's primary responsibility in reviewing complaints is to ensure that member schools remain in continuous compliance with accreditation requirements.

Filing a Complaint Against an ACCSC-Accredited school

Schools that are accredited by the ACCSC are required to have a published procedure for handling complaints.  If a student does not feel that the school has adequately addressed a complaint or concern, the student may consider contacting the Accrediting Commission using the ACCSC Complaint Form.

Complaint Process

Upon receipt of a complaint filed in accordance with the aforementioned format, the Commission will forward a copy of the complaint to the school for a response.

    Although one possible outcome of the complaint process may be the resolution of a dispute between parties, the Commission does not act as an arbitrator. 

    The Commission will not intervene on behalf of individuals in cases of disciplinary action or dismissal or review decisions in such matters as admission, graduation, fees, and similar points unless the context suggests unethical or unprofessional actions that seriously impair or disrupt the educational services of an applicant or an accredited school.