Reaccreditation Activities

Atlanta Metropolitan State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC). In the institution's previous Fifth Year review, all standards were satisfied, except one, Financial Aid (Standard 13.6). As a result, SACSCOC has placed AMSC on Probation and has given the institution time to come into compliance with Standard 13.6. AMSC has already put in place several measures to address and ensure that it quickly and completely complies fully with Standard 13.6, including: (1) itechnology updates in Financial Aid and Registrar's Office processes and workflow to correct recent audit findings, (2) additional staff support, new hire of an Assistant Registrar, and a staff promotion to Financial Aid Asst. Director, (3) new controls to monitor progress, accountability, and additional support, as needed, (4) Pre-audit external reviews for early identification and resolution of trouble-spots, and (5) additional financial aid and Registrar's Office staff training. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been created to explain in further detail the institution's Probation status and the measures it is currently taking to bring the institution in full compliance with Standard 13.8. The probation status will have no impact on student financial aid, course transfer, degree, programs, and services that AMSC offers to its students. AMSC is fully committed to resolving its probation status, and views this as an opportunity to improve the Financial Aid services that students have come to fully utilize in their education pursuits for the past 50 years of the institution's existence.

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AMSC Reaffirmation of Accreditation 2022


The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is the regional acrediting agency for Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC), as well as the other 25 University System of Georgia (USG) institutions. Once a decade, Atlanta Metropolitan State College, and other SACSCOC accredited schools, undergo reaffirmation of accreditation. This process is two-fold for all institutions undergoing the reaffirmation process, and involves: (1) re-assessment of AMSC's compliance to SACSCOC Principles/Standards, and (2) development of a plan (called the Quality Enhancement Plan or QEP) and implement of the QEP to address a significant learning need of AMSC students. AMSC's preparation for this decennial event initiated fall 2019 and will continue through fall 2021. The reaffirmation accreditation decision will be made summer 2022. Following are key dates and events associated with the AMSC Reaffirmation of Accreditation 2022:


AMSC is responsible for developing and submitting two documents to SACSCOC to initiate the Reaffirmation process:
(1) A Compliance Certification Report (CCR)- The CCR is a self-evaluation that AMSC will conduct to determine its compliance to approximately 60 SACSCOC standards, and
(2) A QEP Report - This report will outline a plan to address a significant student learning need, and includes the following components: (a) Topic Selection, (b) Literature Research to substantiate the validity of the plan, (c) Assessment Plan, and (d) capacity and capability analysis to demonstrate successful initiation and completion of the QEP plan.

Due Date For Submission to SACSCOC
Compliance Certification Report March 1, 2021
Quality Enhancement Plan September 6, 2021
Focused Report September 6, 2021
SACSCOC On-Site Committee Visit October 18-21, 2021
SACSCOC Board of Trustees Reaffirmation Decision Summer 2022



The strategy employed to successfully attain AMSC's reaccrediation is led by two major campus committees: The Compliance Certification Committee and the QEP Committee. The memberships of these committees are provided below. Each of these committees will conduct intense data collection, research, and analysis, while engaging the full campus in the reaffirmation process.

Compliance Certification Committee Members
QEP Committee Members
  • Professor Lisa Mallory (Chair), School of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Dr. Charlene Gayle, School of Business and Information Technology
  • Mr. Leander Singletary, School of Student Affairs
  • Dr. Hazel Mays, School of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Ms. Gyuheui Choi, School of Science and Health Professions
  • Mr. Dante Durbin-Davis, SGA President
  • Dr. Brian Crawford (Chair), School of Science and Health Professions
  • Dr. Anthonia Ekwuocha, School of Science and Health Professions
  • Ms. Jamie Butler, School of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Ms. Abrigail Bryan, School of Business and information Technology
  • Mr. Robert Quarles, Library Director
Action Items & Timeline
Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Compliance Certification Report
Action Items/Timeline Action Items/Timeline
Topic Selection (Completed Spring 2020)

Self-Study (Internal Review)(Completed Spring 2020)

Conduct Proof of Concept and Feasibility Study (Underway Summer 2020) Resolution of Self-Study Findings (Underway Summer 2020)

Develop, Create, and Review the QEP (Scheduled Fall 2020

Develop, Create, and Review the Compliance Certification Report (Scheduled Fall 2020)


Click here for Frequently Asked Questions related to AMSC's Reaffirmation of Accreditation 2022.

References and Documents

The guiding documents the committees will use while conducting and developing the reports for reaccreditaion are:

Useful links

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
The Principles of Accreditation, 2018, By SACSCOC
The Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation 2018, By SACSCOC
The University System of Georgia