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. 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 22, 2023

ACCSC presents the following topics for comment by the membership and other interested parties:
  • Branch Realignment Process – Section IV (E)(5)(a)(xii), Rules of Process and Procedure, Standards of Accreditation
  • Institutional Name – Section I (F)(2), Substantive Standards, Standards of Accreditation
  • Externship Length – Section II (A)(7)(e), Substantive Standards, Standards of Accreditation
  • Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program Requirements – Section II (C)(3)(e), Substantive Standards, Standards of Accreditation
  • Student Safety Standards – Section VI, Statement of Purpose & Section VI (A) Substantive Standards, Standards of Accreditation
  • Student Assessment – Section VII (A)(2), Substantive Standards, Standards of Accreditation
  • Probation and Termination – Section VII (A)(3), Substantive Standards, Standards of Accreditation
  • Student Achievement Reorganization – Section VII (B), Substantive Standards, Standards of Accreditation
  • Fees – Appendix I, Substantive Standards, Standards of Accreditation / Initial Applicant Waiver Fee, Application for Change of Control, Application for Appeal of a Commission Decision
  • Guidelines for Employment Classification – Appendix VII, Substantive Standards, Standards of Accreditation
  • Advertising – Appendix IV, Standards of Accreditation
  • Catalog Checklist
  • Enrollment Agreement Checklist

Please download the Call for Comment to review the proposed revisions.

All comments are to be in the form of a PDF document on letterhead with the signature of the commenter. Please send all comments to the attention of the Executive Director via e-mail at mccomis@accsc.org. Written comments are due by April 20, 2023.

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