News & Updates

April 2022


ACCET DC Office Reopening

After 2 years of temporary closure, we are returning to our offices at 1722 N Street NW in Washington, DC. While some of our talented team members will continue to work remotely, a core group of staff has started to transition back to working from the DC office.

Staff Listing

April 2022 Commission Meeting

The ACCET Commission met in Washington, DC at the beginning of this April. During the course of the meeting, 57 school files were considered. Of those files, five were for institutions seeking initial accreditation to join our membership. Additionally, six ACCET policy documents were considered by the Standards and Policy Review committee for updates and edits. Of those documents, one (Document 19-Instructor Evaluation) will be sent out to the membership in a call for comment. Further information regarding the Commission's actions and policy updates will be published at a later date.


On April 5th, ACCET hosted a reception for the ACCET Commission and staff to welcome Mr. Res Helfer as the new Executive Director - and to celebrate the return to the ACCET office building in DC.


August 2022 - Visit Cycle Updates

Return to In-Person Visits

Starting with the August 2022 visit cycle (visits scheduled in May and June), ACCET will transition back to in-person accreditation visits. During the first phase of this transition, visits to main campuses will be conducted in person, while branch campus and program visits will remain virtual for now. ACCET will also start conducting the US Department of Education-mandated in-person follow-up visits for most virtual visits completed since the beginning of the pandemic.

Want to learn more about the upcoming visits? Sign up for a 1-hour Visit Orientation on Tuesday, April 26th at 2:00 pm EDT. Registration is free. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Register for Visit Orientation

August Visit Cycle (visits in May - June 2022)

Main Campus Visits

Branch Campus Visits

New Program Visits




COVID-19 Guidance Updates

Update on SEVP Guidance for the 2022-23 Academic Year

On April 18th, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) announced that the guidance originally issued in March 2020 has been extended for the 2022-23 academic year. This guidance enables schools and students to engage in distance learning in excess of regulatory limits due to the continuing public health concerns created by COVID-19.

Read the Updated SEVP Guidance

ACCET Guidance on Temporary Flexibilities

At the August 2022 commission meeting, ACCET will re-evaluate all temporary flexibilities that have previously been issued. These flexibilities remain in place until such time as they are affirmatively rescinded, but no later than 180 days following the date on which the COVID-19 national emergency declaration is ended.

Read ACCET Guidance on Temporary Flexibilities (Nov 2019)