Candidacy

Institutions interested in exploring candidacy for accreditation should work closely with Commission staff. 

An institution must first meet the Requirements of Affiliation (100) before it can be approved to apply for candidacy. The candidacy procedure for institutions in New England is explained in the publication Becoming Accredited: A Guide for New England Institutions. The procedure for free-standing institutions abroad is explained in the publication Becoming Accredited: A Guide to Eligibility, Candidacy, and Initial Accreditation for Free-Standing Institutions Abroad.