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 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*
May 19, 2017 July 7, 2017 Sept. – Oct. 2017 Nov. 13, 2017 Jan. – Feb., 2018 April 3 – 7, 2018*
Sept. 15, 2017 Nov. 13, 2017 Jan. – Feb. 2018 Mar. 9, 2018 May – June, 2018 July 30 – Aug. 3, 2018
Jan. 19, 2018 March 9, 2018 May – June 2018 July 6, 2018 Sept. – Oct., 2018 Dec. 3 – 7, 2018

*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 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*
April 13, 2017 Aug. 11, 2017 Nov. 13, 2017 Jan. – Feb., 2018 April 3 – 7, 2018
Aug. 11, 2017 Dec. 8, 2017 March 9, 2018 May – June, 2018 Jul. 30 – Aug. 3, 2018
Dec. 15, 2017 April 13, 2018 July 6, 2018 Sept. – Oct., 2018 Nov. 27 – Dec. 2

*Proposed Tuesday to Saturday schedule due to holiday conflicts.

Note: Accreditation Workshops are generally conducted in March and July in Washington, and also in October/November as part of the Annual Conference program. Dates are published on the ACCET website. Attendance at accreditation 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.