Welcome to the SACSCOC 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 SACSCOC in 1942. Our most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was in December 2013. Our Five-Year Interim Report will be due April 2019, and our next Compliance Certification is scheduled for September 2023.

News & Updates

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 2pm

Dear Dr. Peacock:

The following action regarding your institution was taken by the Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges during its...

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...

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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.