Substantive Changes upcoming dates and deadlines

Upcoming deadlines for substantive change submissions.

  • March 15, 2020: Deadline to submit substantive changes requiring approval by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees in June 2020: 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).
    • Note: March 15 is on Sunday. The Commission receives mail and deliveries 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please plan accordingly.
  • July 1, 2020: Deadline to submit substantive changes to be implemented January 1, 2021, through June 30, 2021, requiring notification or requiring approval by the Executive Council of the SACSCOC Board of Trustees.


  •  Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 1:00 p.m. ET, Creating an Effective Prospectus

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  • Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the May 27 workshop in Myrtle Beach, S.C. is canceled. We’ll make decisions on upcoming workshops when the situation stabilizes.

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