Specialized Accreditation

In addition to the University's regional accreditation, many of the University's individual programs and units undergo specialized accreditations, a similar peer-review process with goals and standards especially designed for those specific programs or units. The U.S. Department of Education, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) recognize many of the specialized accreditors involved with programs and units at the University of Georgia.

The Office of Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness maintains a directory of specialized accreditations held by University of Georgia schools, colleges, units, and programs.

Support for Specialized Accreditations
Selected content for use in specialized accreditation self-studies is available in the Resources for Specialized Accreditations. This includes current, key information about the University that is routinely required in the documentation for specialized accreditation submissions.

Presidential Sign-off for Specialized Accreditations
Some self-studies for specialized accreditation require the president's signature. In such cases, the self-study must be reviewed by the Office of Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness prior to the president signing. It is critical that the unit undergoing accreditation submit its self-study to the Office of Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness at least two weeks prior to the deadline for submission to the accrediting body.

For more information, please contact Allan Aycock, Senior Director for Accreditation, at 706-542-9902 or aaycock@uga.edu.