Accreditation is a designation or status that indicates to the public that a school meets certain quality standards set forth by the accrediting agency. Achieving and maintaining accreditation is very important because it:
Seminole State College of Florida is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. SACS accredits institutions in 11 southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia) and in Latin America.
If you have questions about the accreditation of Seminole State College of Florida, call the Commission on Colleges at 404.679.4500. You may also send written correspondence to:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033-4097
The major areas of compliance assessed by SACS are:
Seminole State College will complete an extensive internal report addressing a series of specific SACS criteria. These criteria are detailed in the SACS publication "Principles of Accreditation" and provide responses to the following:
An off-site team composed of peer reviewers will be appointed by SACS to review the institution's compliance reports and documentation. The off-site team will prepare a separate report and submit its decision of compliance with core requirements, comprehensive standards and federal requirements to the On-site Review Committee. Issues of compliance will be revisited during the on-site review.
For more information, please contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research at 407.708.2224.
Seminole State College
100 Weldon Boulevard
Sanford, Florida 32773-6199