Continuing Accreditation

Continuing Accreditation Application Materials

2.12.2014

APPLICATION OF RECORD: (10.25.2013) The application submitted by the program to the ARC-PA office is considered the program's application of record.  It is one component of the official program record used by the commission throughout the accreditation review process. Site visitors have been instructed not to accept any new or revised application materials from the program at the time of the visit.  If, during the process of the visit, the site visitors suggest additional information or materials be submitted to the ARC-PA office, these materials should be sent with the program’s response to observations.

IMPORTANT SOFTWARE NOTE TO PROGRAMS: (2.2014) All application documents, templates, change forms and reports due to the ARC-PA are developed in Microsoft Office 2010 and may not be compatible with Office 2007 and earlier.   Programs are urged to plan accordingly.

APPLICATION MATERIALS SPECIAL NOTE: There are no application materials posted on this web site. Application packets are sent to programs according to the agenda at which they will be reviewed by the ARC-PA. Programs will have their materials at least one year in advance of the date the completed application is due to the ARC-PA.

To assist programs in working on components of the application and SSR's, zip file samples are provided below. The samples should allow programs to begin drafting wording to the required questions.

The first programs to submit a self study report two years in advance of their validation visits are those scheduled for review on the September 2016 agenda. Programs on earlier agendas will be submitting their self study report appendix at the same time as the rest of the application materials.

Sample Application for single campus programs

Sample Application for multi campus programs

Sample SSR 2 years out for single campus programs

Sample SSR 2 years out for multi campus programs

Programs should contact the ARC-PA if they have any questions about the application components.

Supporting Materials for Continuing Accreditation, Standards 4th edition

CV Template

Protocol for Program Directors (10.2013)

Program Site Visit Questionnaire to be completed by the program at the conclusion of the site visit. (online)