Every 10 years, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) evaluates its member institutions to ensure they continue to represent the highest levels of educational quality and comply with the standards established by the commission. This Reaffirmation of Accreditation process reinforces ACC's commitment to continuous improvement and to remaining a good steward of the public funds entrusted to the district.
As part of this review, institutions must submit a self-assessment of their compliance with defined standards (known as Compliance Certification), along with a Quality Enhancement Plan that focuses on improving specific student learning outcomes and/or student successes. The reaffirmation process also includes offsite and onsite reviews by representatives from peer institutions selected by SACSCOC.
In June 2013, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges granted ACC reaffirmation of its accreditation.