Before applying for eligibility, interested institutions inform themselves about the accreditation focus, its procedure, standards and policies, and contact the ACEEU Office in case of questions.
The university applies for eligibility through http://eligibility.aceeu.org
The chair/vice-chairs of the Accreditation Council review the application and inform the institution about the result.
Being declared eligible, the university signs the accreditation agreement.
The university pays the non-refundable application fee.
The chair/vice-chairs of the Accreditation Council appoint an Accreditation Committee.
Within 30 days of receipt of the appointed committee, the applicant institution has the right to challenge any committee member by pointing out actual or potential conflicts of interest.
The institution completes a self-evaluation report and submits it through ACEEU’s Application Management System.
Based on the submitted self-evaluation report, the Accreditation Committee members prepares an Initial Evaluation Report.
The institution pays the non-refundable peer review fee.
The chair of the Accreditation Committee appoints a Peer Review Team that will visit the applicant institution.
The applicant institution has the right to challenge any team member by pointing out actual or potential conflicts of interest.
All stakeholders plan the visit, including the setting of a schedule and the arrangement of travel logistics.
The Peer Review Team visits the applicant institution for one to two full days (usually one day for single accreditation and 1.5 for dual accreditation).
The Peer Review Team prepares a Peer Review Report that is shared with the applicant institution.
The applicant institution can hand in a position statement in which it comments and/or provides evidence on factual inaccuracies.
The Accreditation Committee prepares a Final Evaluation Report based on all documented material.
The applicant institution can hand in a statement in which it comments on the Final Evaluation Report and/or provides evidence on factual inaccuracies.
The chair/vice-chairs of the Accreditation Council review all documented materials in order to ensure the consistent application of the set procedure and standards. In case the chair does not observe any breach of the ACEEU procedure and standards and does not hold any objections against the recommendation of the Accreditation Committee, the Accreditation Council adopts the recommendation.
Should the applicant institution be granted ACEEU accreditation, the ACEEU Office will publish the Final Evaluation Report on the ACEEU website.