Institutional Resources

This section deals primarily with SACSCOC-accredited institutions seeking reaffirmation of accreditation with the Commission. The Handbook for Institutions Seeking Reaffirmation of Accreditation provides information for institutions undergoing reaffirmation and can be ordered by using the Commission’s Publication Order Form accessed at “Policies, Guidelines, Good Practices, and Position Statements.” The “Substantive Change for Accredited Institutions of the Commission on Colleges” provides information for institutions undergoing a change of a substantive nature as defined in the policy. For institutions applying for membership with the Commission, access “Application information” by clicking here.

Other information, such as policies, procedures, and manuals, can be found by clicking onto “Policies and Publications.”

Also, research papers can be found by clicking on “Research“.

Documents and information in this section are divided into five parts: 

  • General Forms/Guidelines.  Documents and information that may be used in all or some types of Commission review.
  • Interpretations to the Principles of Accreditation as approved by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees
  • Reaffirmation: Documents, Policies, and Timelines
  • Quality Enhancement Plans: Lists and Summaries Since 2004
  • The Fifth-Year Interim Report: Information, Forms, and Timelines

Institutions should always refer to this Web site for the most updated forms and information being used in the review of institutions.

General Forms/Guidelines

Interpretations to the Principles of Accreditation as Approved by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees

Reaffirmation: Documents, Policies, and Timelines

Commission Policies Directly Related to Reaffirmation

Quality Enhancement Plans: Summaries Since 2007

The Fifth-Year Interim Report: Information, Forms and Timelines (Updated March 2020)