Accreditation Commission

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 2018-19 school year, there are 107 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:

Questions or comments should be addressed to the Chair of the Accreditation Commission at

  • Programs Seeking Accreditation - 2018-19 Review Cycle

    The following concurrent enrollment programs have submitted an application to go under peer review by NACEP’s Accreditation Commission during the 2018-19 Review Cycle:

    Programs Seeking Initial Accreditation

    • Anoka-Ramsey Community College (MN)
    • Bellevue College (WA)
    • Bismarck State College (ND)
    • Dutchess Community College (NY)
    • Edmonds Community College (WA)
    • Farmingdale State College (NY)
    • Lake Superior College (MN)
    • Lincoln University (MO)
    • Normandale Community College (MN)
    • North Hennepin Community College (MN)
    • Northern Virginia Community College (VA)
    • Rochester Community and Technical College (MN)
    • Southeast Missouri State University (MO)
    • University of Idaho (ID)
    • Wenatchee Valley College (WA)
    • Williston State College (ND)

    Programs Seeking Reaccreditation

    • Central Lakes College (MN)
    • Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (IA)
    • Hawkeye Community College (IA)
    • Indian Hills Community College (IA)
    • Iowa Central Community College (IA)
    • Iowa Valley Community College District (IA)
    • Kirkwood Community College (IA)
    • North Arkansas College (AR)
    • North Iowa Area Community College (IA)
    • Northeast Iowa Community College (IA)
    • Northland Community and Technical College (MN)
    • Northwest Iowa Community College (IA)
    • Salt Lake Community College (UT)
    • Southwestern Community College (IA)
    • St. Cloud State University (MN)
    • University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (AR)
    • University of Central Arkansas (AR)
    • University of Minnesota – Duluth (MN)
    • University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (MN)
    • Utah Valley University (UT)
    • Vincennes University (IN)
    • Western Iowa Tech Community College (IA)

    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 April 2019. Questions or comments regarding the Commission’s review of these programs should be addressed to the Chair of the Accreditation Commission at

  • Record of Decisions

    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.

    2017-18 Accreditation Review Cycle Record of Decisions
    2016-17 Accreditation Review Cycle Record of Decisions
    2015-16 Accreditation Review Cycle Record of Decisions

  • Statement on Extensions from the Higher Learning Commission's Faculty Qualifications Policy for Concurrent Enrollment Instructors

    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.

  • Complaint Procedures against a NACEP Accredited Program

    The Commission considers complaints as a way to 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.

2018-2019 Accreditation Commission Members

Diana Johnson

NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Early College Experience
Bentonville, AR

Deanna Luchene
Vice Chair

Indiana University
Advance College Project
Bloomington, IN

John Dobyns
Four-Year Postsecondary

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Cooperative Academic Partnership Program
Oshkosh, WI

Megan Adamczyk
Two-Year Postsecondary

Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Concurrent Enrollment Program
Fergus Falls, MN

Mary Rizzo
Member At-Large

Monroe Community College
Dual Enrollment Program
Rochester, NY

Christina Parish
Private Postsecondary

Syracuse University
Project Advance
Syracuse, NY

Jeffrey Murphy
Two-Year Postsecondary

Northeast Iowa Community College
Peosta, IA

Connie Poteet
Two-Year Postsecondary

National Park College
Concurrent Enrollment
Hot Springs, AR

Bretton DeLaria
Four-Year Postsecondary

St. Louis University
1818 Advanced College Credit Program
St. Louis, MO

Chelsie Rauh
Four-Year Postsecondary

Idaho State University
Early College Program
Pocatello, ID

LorryBeth Wilson
Member At-Large

 West Kentucky Community and Technical College
West Kentucky College Academy
Paducah, KY

Robie Cornelious
External Member

High School Mathematics Teacher
Jacksonville, FL