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)
Dec. 14, 2018 Feb. 15, 2019 March 1, 2019 April 26, 2019 May – June 2019 July 8, 2019 Sept. – Oct. 2019 December 3-7, 2019*
April 26, 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 13, 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

December 1 – 5, 2020*

April 24, 2020 June 19, 2020 July 3, 2020 August 21, 2020 Sept – Oct. 2020 Nov. 6, 2020 Jan. – Feb. 2021

March 29 – April 2, 2021

August 7, 2020 Oct. 16, 2020 Oct. 20, 2020 Dec. 11, 2020 Jan – Feb 2021 March 2, 2021 May – June 2021

Aug. 2 – 6, 2021

Dec. 11, 2020 Feb. 12, 2021 Feb. 26, 2021 April 23, 2021 May – June 2021 July 5, 2021 Sep. – Oct. 2021

Nov. 30 – Dec. 4, 2021*

*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. 14, 2018 March 11, 2019 July 8, 2019 Sept. – Oct., 2019 December 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
Sept. 6, 2019 March 9, 2020 July 6, 2020 Sept. – Oct., 2020 December 1 – 5, 2020*
Dec. 13, 2019 July 13, 2020 Nov. 6, 2020 Jan. – Feb 2021 March 29 – April 2, 2021
April 10, 2020 Nov. 13, 2020 March 2, 2021 May – June 2021 Aug. 2 – 6, 2021
Aug. 14, 2020 March 7, 2021 July 5, 2021 Sept. – Oct. 2021 Nov. 30 – Dec. 4, 2021*

*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.