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Regulations and Policies

Regulations & Policies

Academic Affairs


I. OBJECTIVE & PURPOSE

To establish a policy for maintaining institutional accreditation of the University and discipline accreditation for colleges, schools, and academic programs and to identify the accreditors from which the University may accept prior coursework and degrees conferred. Exceptions may be granted in regulations pertaining to graduate and undergraduate admissions and noted in the catalog.

II. STATEMENT OF POLICY

Institutional Accreditation

The University of North Florida maintains compliance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) accreditation standards. In keeping with the Board of Governors' policy, the Chancellor of the Board of Governors and the Board of Trustees Chair shall be notified of all scheduled visits and actions taken by the SACSCOC that pertain to the University's compliance certification or interim report. In addition, the University shall provide a copy of the compliance certification or public disclosure statements to the Board of Governors and the Board of Trustees.

Acceptable Institutional Accreditors

The University of North Florida accepts prior coursework and degrees conferred from institutions accredited by the following institutional accreditors:

Link to Acceptable Institutional accreditors:

https://www.unf.edu/acadaffairs/accreditation/Acceptable_Institutional_Accreditors.aspx

Discipline Accreditation

The University expects academic units to seek and maintain national or specialized accreditation for colleges, schools, and academic programs for which there are established standards for programmatic accreditation. The University shall submit the State University System Accreditation Survey to the Office of the Board of Governors on an annual basis. The survey will include the accreditation status of the University's colleges, schools, and academic programs, including rationales for programs not seeking available accreditation.


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