ACEND Decision Calendars

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 Visits

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

Substantive Changes and Reorganization Reports

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:

  • June 30, 2022 for dietetic internship programs participating in the Spring 2023 match
  • September 30, 2022 for coordinated programs with plans to advertise and recruit in Spring 2023
  • Programs submitting a substantive change between October 1 and December 15, 2022, will be reviewed at the April 2023 ACEND Board meeting and will receive the accreditation decision letter in May 2023. This may not provide sufficient time for recruiting and advertising for Fall 2023 class.