Schedule of Review

Initial Applications

The following accreditation review schedule has been established for the purpose of projecting and planning the administrative resources necessary for managing the accreditation process for initial applicants. All Accrediting Commission meeting dates are tentative and subject to modification at the discretion of the Commission.

The application approval date will determine the earliest accreditation cycle in which the initial applicant could be placed.

The institution must adhere to all subsequent dates. Extensions will be approved only by written request to and approval by the Executive Director or his designee.

The Preferred Application Receipt Date allows ACCET staff the time to review the institution’s Application for Initial Accreditation, to follow up with any questions, and to allow the institution the opportunity to respond. An institution is not guaranteed review in any specific Commission meeting, and ACCET may assign an institution to a later review cycle due to scheduling necessities.

Initial applicants for accreditation cannot submit an ASER and will not be scheduled for an on-site evaluation until the application is accepted by the Application Review Committee.

Accreditation Review Schedule For Initial Applicants
Preferred Application Receipt Date Application Approval Date Readiness Visit (RV) ASER/BASER
Doc 8 Due
On-Site Evaluation Commission Meeting
(Apr/Aug/Dec Cycles)
May 19, 2015 July 3, 2015 Sep.-Oct. 2015 Nov. 13, 2015 Jan.-Feb.2016 April 4-8, 2016
Sept. 15, 2015 Oct. 30, 2015 Jan.-Feb. 2016 March 11, 2016 May-June, 2016 Aug. 1-5, 2016
Jan. 20, 2016 March 4, 2016 May-June 2016 July 8, 2016 Sept.-Oct., 2016 Nov. 29-Dec. 3, 2016*
May 20, 2016 July 1, 2016 Sept. – Oct. 2016 Nov. 11, 2016 Jan.-Feb. 2017 April 3-7, 2017
Sept. 16, 2016 Nov. 4, 2016 Jan.-Feb. 2017 Mar. 10, 2017 May-June 2017 July 31 – Aug. 4, 2017
Jan. 20, 2017 March 3, 2017 May-June 2017 July 7, 2017 Sept.-Oct. 2017 Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2017*

*Proposed Tuesday to Saturday schedule due to holiday conflicts.

Reaccreditation Applications

Accreditation Review Schedule For Reaccreditation Applicants
Send Email Notification Application Due Date ASER/BASER
Doc 8 Due
On-Site Evaluation Commission Meeting (Apr/Aug/Dec Cycles)
April 10, 2015 Aug. 14, 2015 Nov. 13, 2015 Jan.-Feb. 2016 April 4-8, 2016
Aug. 14, 2015 Dec. 11, 2015 March 11, 2016 May-June, 2016 August 1-5, 2016
Dec. 11, 2015 April 15, 2016 July 8, 2016 Sept.-Oct., 2016 Nov. 29 – Dec. 3, 2016*
April 8, 2016 Aug. 12, 2016 Nov. 11, 2016 Jan.-Feb. 2017 April 3-7, 2017
Aug. 12, 2016 Dec. 9, 2016 March 10, 2017 May-June, 2017 Jul. 31-Aug. 4, 2017
Dec. 9, 2016 April 14, 2017 July 7, 2017 Sept.-Oct., 2017 Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 2017*

*Proposed Tuesday to Saturday schedule due to holiday conflicts.

Note: Accreditation Workshops are held at the ACCET office and conducted in January, March, May, July and October/November (at the Annual Conference location), and the precise dates are published on the ACCET website. Attendance at such workshops is a mandatory prerequisite to the submission of an ASER, and institutions are strongly advised to register one or more senior staff persons for attendance well in advance of the ASER due date in order to enhance the intended benefits of the self review and preparations for the subsequent on-site team evaluation visit.