Welcome to the SACS Website

Welcome! This website is designed to keep the Appalachian State University community abreast of the Reaffirmation of Accreditation process for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Appalachian State University was first awarded accreditation by SACS in 1942. Since our last re-affirmation of accreditation in 2003, much has changed both within our university and among the standards required by SACSCOC. The idea behind these pages is to help faculty, staff, students, and administrators understand the requirements of accreditation so we can respond effectively.

News & Updates

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 12pm

Last week, the On-Site Review Committee visited campus and led a successful peer review of our compliance issues and our Quality Enhancement Plan!  Good results on every front; Appalachian's...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 7pm
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Appalachian State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, intermediate, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Appalachian State University. Contact information for the Commission on Colleges is provided to allow interested constituents to: (1) learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, and educational support services, should be addressed directly to Appalachian State University and not to the Commission’s office.


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