Responses and Progress Reports


Please reply in detail to each concern of the Commission, providing supporting documentation where applicable. In most cases, it is appropriate to copy each issue cited and provide the response directly beneath it.


Hard copies of requisite materials must reach the ACCPAS National Office no later than November 15 for consideration at the January Commission meeting.

PLEASE NOTE: Failure to submit Commission-requested information by the deadline noted in your institution’s Commission Action Report will cause the Commission to review the institution for lack of reply. For institutions wishing to submit Commission-requested material early, prior to a stated deadline, failure to meet a deadline noted above will not ensure an early review.

Number of Copies

Materials should be submitted in multiple identical, complete copies according to the number of arts units covered by the ACCPAS review, as indicated below.

Number of Arts Units Number of Copies Required
1 art unit Six (6) copies
2 arts units Seven (7) copies
3 arts units Eight (8) copies
4 arts units Nine (9) copies
5 arts units Ten (10) copies


Please mail all copies to the ACCPAS National Office:

Accrediting Commission for Community and Precollegiate Arts Schools
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248


  1. Use only standard 8½ x 11-inch (letter-size) paper.
  2. Each Response or Progress Report should be hole-punched to fit a standard three-ring notebook (i.e., centers of holes should measure 1¼, 5½, and 9¾ inches from the bottom of the page).
  3. Non-standard size materials (e.g., transcripts, programs, etc.) should be enclosed in labeled, unsealed, manila envelopes. Please include any supporting materials (e.g., handbook, promotional materials), including oversized or undersized items in a separate reclosable envelope labeled with the institution’s name and the envelope’s general contents.
  4. Bind each copy of the response or progress report by placing a paper clip in the upper left-hand corner.

If you have questions, we encourage you to contact the National Office staff.