Evaluation Visits

Evaluation Visits

Under USDE regulation 602.27(d), recognized accrediting bodies must make public the dates when an institution’s accreditation or preaccreditation (candidate) status is being reviewed in order to provide opportunity for third party comment.

Persons wishing to submit third-party comments regarding any of these institutions can email Accreditation Services (coa@abhe.org), contact the ABHE office at (407) 207-0808 or write to us at: 5850 TG Lee Blvd., Ste. 130, Orlando, FL, 32822.

Evaluation Teams

Evaluation visits are normally composed of 5 evaluators, although larger or smaller teams may be assigned, depending on an institution’s specific circumstances. Team composition varies depending upon the level of education offered, the nature of the accreditation sought (i.e. programmatic or institutional), instructional modalities employed, and the status sought (i.e., candidate status, initial accreditation, or reaffirmation).

Programmatic accreditation evaluation visits normally have 3 members. At least one of the evaluators must be a practitioner in the field of the education being evaluated. Another must be an educator from an ABHE accredited institution. Programmatic visit teams are accompanied by an ABHE staff member.

Special evaluation visits typically contain 2 or 3 evaluators and the composition of the team depends upon the type of visit and the issues at hand.

Please refer to the current fee schedule for applicable evaluation visit rates.


2019 Fall Evaluation Visit Schedule

America Evangelical University (CA) – Reaffirmation
October 23-25

Appalachian Bible College (WV) – Reaffirmation
November 6-8

Carver Baptist Bible College and InstituteCandidate
September 10-12

Christ Mission College Initial Accreditation
October 29-31

Faith Bible CollegeInitial Accreditation
September 17-19

Hayfield University – Candidate
October 1-3

Highlands CollegeCandidate
October 29-31

Hudson Taylor University – Candidate
October 8-10

Latin American Bible Institute Initial Accreditation
November 5-7

Veritas College InternationalCandidate
September 18-20

Virginia Christian University – Initial Accreditation
August 27-29