Accreditation Requirements


Units Office of Planning and Budget
School-specific and department-specific bodies
Contact Nancy Bliwise | Vice Provost, Academic Planning
Optimal timeframe 24+ months prior to accepting applications
Purpose Identify any accreditation issues early in the process
Why this matters All new academic programs need to be integrated into the university's regional accreditation, which is required for students to receive federal financial aid funds.
Forms New Program Proposal Template (PDF)
New Program Information Request (PDF)

Key Questions and Considerations

  1. Contact the Office of Planning and Budgeting to begin the SACSCOC accreditation review process.
  2. Complete the two forms listed above.
  3. Has your school or discipline-based accreditation been completed? If not, please contact them to begin the process.