Substantive Changes upcoming dates and deadlines

Upcoming deadlines for substantive change submissions.

  • January 1, 2021: Deadline to submit substantive changes to be implemented July 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021, requiring notification or requiring approval by the Executive Council of the SACSCOC Board of Trustees.

    Note: The SACSCOC office is closed and does not receive mail or deliveries.

    • from noon Wednesday, December 2, 2020, to 8:30 a.m. Friday, December 11, 2020 (all staff at the Board of Trustees meeting then the Annual Meeting) and
    • from noon Tuesday, December 22, 2020,until 8:30 a.m. Monday, January 4, 2021 (winter holiday).

      Please plan accordingly

  • March 15, 2021:  Deadline to submit substantive changes requiring approval by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees in June 2021: governance change; institution, program, or location acquisition; level change; merger/consolidation; ownership, means of control, or legal status change; offering 50% or more of a direct assessment competency-based education program; review of substantive change policy and procedures; any substantive change requiring approval from institutions on sanction (except program or site closures).