As SPC strives to better serve our students, we work hard to ensure we maintain quality and our good standing with our accreditors, particularly with regard to substantive change.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) defines “substantive change” as the “significant modification or expansion of the nature and scope of an accredited institution.” When required, SACS-COC approval must be received prior to initiation of changes. When considering a change, and to ensure all substantive changes are reported to SACS-COC in a timely fashion, refer to:
If you are considering a change to the established mission or objectives of the institution; or changes in legal status, form of control, or ownership of the institution; or addition of courses or programs of study at a degree or credential above baccalaureate level; contact the SACS-COC Accreditation Liaison to ensure proper notification to SACS-COC.
For other changes, complete the Substantive Change Form to help determine the type of change and reporting requirements. You will be contacted by the SACS-COC Accreditation Liaison if any further information is necessary for SACS-COC notification.
Acceptance Letters from SACS-COC
Industrial Management Technology (AAS to AS)Addiction Studies CertificateAssociate in Science Degree in Music Industry/Recording Arts Educator Preparation Institute (Content Areas Reduction)
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