What is Accreditation?

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:

  • Protects the public from fraudulent practices
  • Ensures compliance with basic quality standards
  • Allows students to transfer credits to other accredited schools
  • Allows colleges to be in good standing with the Federal Department of Education and dispense federal financial aid

Seminole State College of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. SACSCOC 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

Compliance Documentation


For more information, please contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research at 407.708.2224.