ABOUT US —
ACISC™ is an international accrediting organization of primarily degree-granting institutions.
consists of a Committee Board of accomplished education professionals and a growing network of members. The committee work to endorse quality education courses in the international market. By combining the wealth of skills and knowledge of the committee we can ensure standards are set as a framework of benchmarks for excellence.
Our primary purpose is to provide a simple recognition system for distinguishing quality, post secondary education including vocational, distance, adult and continuing education.
- is devoted to its mission and vision for students
- has thought deeply about the services it offers to students, family and community.
- invests the time and resources for validation from a globally-recognized accreditation authority
- is committed to the development of the students’ global citizenship
We provide LEADERSHIP —
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE ACISC™ ACCREDITED INSTITUTION?
We draw on our collective knowledge and experience to guide others. Together we achieve more. We inspire each other to expand our minds and perspectives, always striving to explore new ideas and innovations that enable us to act progressively and meaningfully.
ACISC™ | The Accrediting Council of International Schools & Colleges
ACISC™ supports the concept that periodic evaluation entered into voluntarily by institutions and their peers enhances the quality of the educational process and demonstrates that self-regulation of a profession is superior to outside regulation.
To help institutions and peer evaluators meet their responsibilities in conducting the process,ACISC™ has developed and periodically has revised a set of policies, procedures, and standards governing the activity. Whether seeking new accreditation or wishing to renew, institutions must be in compliance with these criteria in order to receive ACISC™ accreditation. These criteria incorporate all changes agreed to by the institutions-as well as organizational modifications-since the last published edition.
To be eligible for consideration for accreditation, an institution or entity must satisfy ACISC™ requirements. Use the Self-Assessment Checklist to determine your institution's eligibility.
Following the acceptance of the initial application materials, including the assessment of the institution’s financial stability, an ACISC™ staff member will conduct an Initial Resource Visit. The purpose of this visit is to assess the general eligibility of the institution; verify the enrollment, retention, and placement information submitted in the Annual Institutional Report; and examine other aspects of the institution’s readiness to proceed into the accreditation process.
Verify accreditation, view institutional notes, and review historical information on current and past ACISC™ member institutions.
Find summaries of recent and historical actions, including sanctions and designations which are posted within 30 days of action taken by ACISC™.
The plan to take ACISC™ from 2020 to 2025 will concentrate on six strategic directions: Equity, Vision, Outcomes, Leadership, Value and Engagement.
File a third-party comment before an institutional comprehensive evaluation, and ACISC™ will forward that public input to the evaluation team and the institution.
Standardizing Quality Education Worldwide
We offer a unique opportunity to facilitate links between guidance/university counsellors and international university admissions professionals who help support students in the transition from school to university. We work together with our members to support the best possible outcome for students interested in international higher education opportunities.