Higher education institutions in the United States utilize nongovernmental peer-review accreditation as an essential component of external review for quality assurance and quality improvement of educational programs. Since 2004, NACEP has served as a national accrediting body for concurrent enrollment partnership programs.

Accreditation is awarded to programs after a comprehensive peer review by a team of experienced representatives from NACEP-accredited concurrent enrollment programs. Applicants conduct a self-study and prepare an accreditation application with evidence documenting how the college or university implements NACEP’s national standards for program quality in the areas of partnerships, faculty, assessment, curriculum, student, and program evaluation.

Institutions considering undergoing the accreditation process for their concurrent enrollment program(s) or currently hold NACEP accreditation, visit the Application Process & Resources webpage for detailed information.

For additional information or questions, please contact accreditation@nacep.org.