The ACEND® Board follows the schedule for program accreditation decisions noted in the table below. The accreditation decision letter is emailed to programs two weeks after the Board meeting.
|Site Visit Occurs During:||Program will be reviewed at the following Board Meeting:|
|January – March||October|
|April – June||January|
|July – October||April|
|November – December||July|
Refer to the substantive change guidelines document to identify which program changes require Board approval.
|Substantive Change Received by ACEND between*:||Substantive Change will be reviewed at the following Board Meeting:|
|December 16 – March 31||July|
|April 1 – June 30||October|
|July 1 – September 30||January|
|October 1 – December 15||April|
*Suggested due dates for submitting the substantive change for adding a graduate degree to meet the December 31, 2023 ACEND 2022 Accreditation Standards requirement: