Presbyterian College will be applying for accreditation to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SASCOC) and the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) based on the organization’s processes.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) is the regional commission responsible for accrediting degree-granting institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and some institutions in Latin America. The Board of Trustees of the SACS Commission on Colleges is the representative body of the 794-member College Delegate Assembly and is charged with carrying out the accreditation process. To gain or maintain accreditation, an institution must comply with Commission policies and with all standards contained in the Principles of Accreditation.
The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) is an Associated Advisory Council of the Executive Board of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA®). ACOTE® is recognized as the accrediting agency for occupational therapy education by both the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). ACOTE is also an active member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA). ACOTE currently accredits or is in the process of accrediting over 516 occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant educational programs in the United States and its territories as well as a program in the United Kingdom.
The program will apply for approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at the appropriate time.