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

Application Due Date **Application Accepted By: Doc 8 and RV Fee Due Draft ASER Due Readiness Visit (RV) ASER/BASER
Doc 8 Due
On-Site Evaluation Commission Meeting
(Apr/Aug/Dec Cycles)
April 20, 2018 June 22, 2018 July 6, 2018 August 24, 2018 Sept. – Oct. 2018 Nov. 2, 2018 Jan. – Feb. 2019 April 1-5, 2019
August 10, 2018 October 19, 2018 Nov. 2, 2018 Dec. 21, 2018 Jan. – Feb. 2019 Mar. 1, 2019 May – June 2019 July 29 – August 2, 2019
Dec. 14, 2018 Feb. 15, 2019 March 1, 2019 April 26, 2019 May – June 2019 July 8, 2019 Sept. – Oct. 2019 Dec 3-7, 2019*
April 18, 2019 June 21, 2019 July 5, 2019 August 23, 2019 Sept – Oct 2019 Nov 4, 2019 Jan – Feb 2020

March 30 – April 3, 2020

August 9, 2019 Oct 18, 2019 Nov 1, 2019 Dec 18, 2019 Jan – Feb 2020 March 2, 2020 May – June 2020

August 3 – 7, 2020

Dec 13, 2019 Feb 14, 2020 March 2, 2020 April 24, 2020 May – June 2020 July 6, 2020 Sept – Oct 2020

Nov 30 – Dec 4 2020

*Proposed Tuesday to Saturday schedule due to holiday conflicts.

**Applications must be complete and accepted by the ACCET Application Review Committee for the applicant institution to remain in this Commission review cycle.

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)
Dec. 15, 2017 April 13, 2018 July 6, 2018 Sept. – Oct., 2018 Nov. 27 – Dec. 2
April 13, 2018 July 9, 2018 Nov. 2, 2018 Jan. – Feb., 2019 April 1 – 5, 2019
Aug. 15, 2018 Nov. 12, 2018 March 1, 2019 May – June, 2019 July 29 – Aug. 2, 2019
Dec. 14, 2018 March 11, 2019 July 8, 2019 Sept. – Oct., 2019 Dec. 3 – 7, 2019
April 12, 2019 July 15, 2019 Nov. 4, 2019 Jan. – Feb., 2020 Mar. 30 – Apr. 3, 2020
Aug. 16, 2019 Nov. 12, 2019 March 2, 2020 May – June, 2020 Aug. 3 – 7, 2020
Dec. 13, 2019 March 9, 2020 July 6, 2020 Sept. – Oct., 2020 Nov. 30 – Dec. 4, 2020

*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.