Same Accredititing Agency - Different Dates
SEVIS only allows schools to select an accrediting agency once. Since some schools have different review dates for their individual campuses, schools should enter the accreditation validity dates associated with the school whose accreditation expires last.
School A has two locations, both accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges’ (WASC)
- Accreditation dates for Campus/School 1: 9/23/2015 to 9/30/2016
- Accreditation dates for Campus/School 2: 7/8/2014 to 7/30/2015
||Entry on the Form I-17: Western Association of Schools and Colleges with the following dates: 9/23/2015 to 9/30/2016
The accreditation information would then only need to be updated by the Expiration Date listed on the Form I-17.
Different Accrediting Agencies for Different Campuses
Multi-campus schools may have different accreditations for the different locations. SEVIS does not provide the ability to enter such comments when selecting a specific accrediting agency. Schools must use the Optional Comments field on the Accreditations and Recognitions page to capture this information.
Select the accrediting agencies from the appropriate drop-down lists. If your campuses have different expiration dates, enter the Effective Date and Expiration Date per the instruction above. In the Optional Comments field, enter the name of the agencies, followed by the listing of SEVIS Campus Codes for the schools covered by each accrediting agency. The school Campus Code consists of the last three digits of the SEVIS school code.
School B has five locations:
- Campus 1 and 3 are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
- Campus 2, 4, and 5 are accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference Accreditation Program (FCCCAP)
Required listing on the Optional Comments field of the Form I-17:
- SACS: 000 and 002
- FCCAP: 001, 003, and 004