The NACEP Accreditation Commission manages NACEP’s accreditation process, reviews Peer Review Team reports and makes accreditation decisions. The Commission operates as an autonomous unit of NACEP in close collaboration with the Board of Directors. The Commission's activities and peer review process are documented in the Accreditation Commission Policy and Procedures Manual. As of the end of the 2019-20 school year, there are 116 concurrent enrollment programs nationwide accredited by NACEP.
On June 13, 2018, the accredited program representatives voted to expand the Accreditation Commission from 9 to 12 members.
Programs considering applying for accreditation or currently holding accreditation can find more information on:
- NACEP's National Standards, including the newly revised standards that went into effect the 2018-19 school year
- Application Process and Timeline
- Accreditation Resources, including self-study resources, an Accreditation Guide, webinars, evaluation survey templates, and application forms
- Accreditation FAQ
Questions or comments should be addressed to the Chair of the Accreditation Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020-21 Review Cycle
After July 1, a list of concurrent enrollment programs who have submitted an application to go under peer review by NACEP’s Accreditation Commission during the 2020-21 Review Cycle will be released.
Programs Seeking Initial Accreditation
Programs Seeking Reaccreditation
Peer review teams will assess the evidence provided by these applicants demonstrating their implementation of NACEP’s national standards of program quality. The NACEP Accreditation Commission will review the findings of the peer review teams and other evidence and determine accreditation status in February 2021. Questions or comments regarding the Commission’s review of these programs should be addressed to the Chair of the Accreditation Commission at email@example.com.
In accordance with NACEP’s commitment to public disclosure and the Accreditation Commission’s Policy and Procedures Manual, the Commission publishes a Record of Decisions that documents formal actions taken with regards to programs’ accreditation status.
The Commission released a Statement on Applying for Extensions from the Higher Learning Commission for Concurrent Enrollment Instructors to guide NACEP-accredited programs and those pursuing accreditation from the 19-state HLC region that have received extensions for compliance with HLC’s revised faculty qualifications guidelines.
The Commission considers complaints as a way to inform the Commission on documented systematic problems with how accredited programs and programs undergoing initial accreditation review are implementing the NACEP standards. Complaints are not intended to be used to involve NACEP in disputes between individuals and member institutions. A formal written complaint must be submitted to the Chair using NACEP’s Complaint Information Form. Anonymous complaints will not be accepted. For further information please reference the Accreditation Commission Policy and Procedures Manual.
The Commission ensures that quality college courses are delivered to high school students through a consistent accreditation process defined by the NACEP standards.
Commissioner Roles and Responsibilities:
1. To be eligible to serve on the Commission, Commissioners must:
- Represent an institution that operates a NACEP-accredited concurrent enrollment partnership (with the exception of the External Member),
- Have prior service as a NACEP peer reviewer, or demonstrate knowledge of NACEP's standards and equivalent experience with other accrediting organizations, and
- Not serve simultaneously on the NACEP Board of Directors (with the exception of the Commission Chair)
2. Commissioners define, understand, and lead the accreditation process through consistent implementation and evaluation of standards.
3. Commissioners support, promote, and advance high quality dual & concurrent enrollment programs through NACEP accreditation, training, policies and best practices.
Accreditation Commission Members
Advance College Project
NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Early College Experience
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Cooperative Academic Partnership Program
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Concurrent Enrollment Program
Fergus Falls, MN
Marian Borgmann -Ingwersen
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Wesleyan Honors Academy
Everett Community College
College in the High School
National Park College
Hot Springs, AR
Missouri Southern State University
MSSU Dual Credit Program
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Concurrent Enrollment Program
Lorry Beth Wilson
West Kentucky Community and Technical College
West Kentucky College Academy
Advanced College Academy
Henrico County Public Schools