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Renewal of Accreditation

 

ACICS is committed to collaborating with the institution in effecting a smooth and deliberate path toward meeting ACICS criteria and maintaining an accreditation status. The new grant process may take from nine months (if there are absolutely no areas of non-compliance) to 24 months. Shown below is a summary of the typical process.

 

RESPONSIBLE 
PARTY

ACTION STEP

Institution

STEP 1 - Required documents.

The following documents are available for download prior to the purchasing of
this application Each institution is provided a deadline for when the first set of
documents are required. Institutions that submit documentation after their
scheduled deadline may be assessed a late fee.

DOCUMENTS DUE BY SCHEDULED DEADLINE

               • Explanation    
               
 Future Plans  
               • Campus Effectiveness Plan (CEP)
               • Academic Credit Analysis        
               • Self Study Narrative


DOCUMENTS DUE TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO SCHEDULED VISIT DATE (See STEP 6)
               • Faculty and Staff Summary
               • Inventory of Equipment
               • Catalog
               • Program Update Form

 

Institution

STEP 2 - Purchase the New Grant (Reevaluation Application) products.

Logon using your institution's username and password. 
(DO NOT re-register. If you are unsure of the institution's login information, please contact ACICS)

See Instructions for Purchasing an Application.

              • New Grant (Reevaluation, per main and branch)
              • New Grant Learning Site Surcharge *
              • New Grant Specialized Programs Surcharge **

 

*Institutions with learning sites must also purchase a New Grant Learning Site Surcharge. When purchasing, adjust the quantity to accurately reflect the number of Learning Sites aligned with the institution.

**Institutions must also select New Grant Specialized Program Surcharge item and adjust the quantity to reflect the number of non-business programs approved for the institution.

 

Institution

STEP 3 - Upload and submit the following documents (See Step 1)

Instructions for Uploading Documents.

             • Explanation
             • Future Plans
             • Campus Effectiveness Plan (CEP)
             • Academic Credit Analysis 
             • Self Study Narrative

 

ACICS

STEP 4 - Review submitted documents.
ACICS staff will review documents submitted by the institution and refer
to the Academic Credit Analysis when conducting a program audit.

 

Institution

STEP 5 - Schedule a visit.

ACICS staff will work with the institution to schedule the visit date and conduct
a program audit of all active programs with expected enrollment at the time
of the visit.

 

Institution

STEP 6 - Submit updated information.

Two weeks prior to the scheduled visit date, institutions are required to submit update information which consists of:
               • Faculty and Staff Summary         
               • Inventory of Equipment
               • Catalog
               • Program Update Form

              • Class Schedule that will be in effect on the day(s) of the 
                  visit. Include time, instructor, class name (not 
                  abbreviation), room number, and enrollment
                  See Instructions for Purchasing an Application 

Institution

STEP 7 - Send updated information to each team member.

Institutions are responsible for sending New Grant (Reevaluation)documents

(See Step 3 and Step 6) via a compact. disc (CD) or flash drive at least two weeks prior to the visit.

 

Institution

STEP 8 - Onsite evaluation visit.
When an institution has submitted a satisfactory self-study and other required documentation, the office of the Executive Director will appoint a team to visit and evaluate the institution. The institution is notified of the composition of the visiting team. For additional information on the evaluation site visit, click here