Reaffirmation of Accreditation
NOVA was initially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges in 1968. NOVA was last reaffirmed in 2002 and is scheduled for its next reaffirmation review in 2012. The accrediting standards used by the Commission on Colleges are contained in the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement.
As part of the reaffirmation process, the college will provide the Commission with two separate documents: the Compliance Certification and the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). The Compliance Certification will be submitted in March 2011 and reviewed by an Off-Site Review Committee in May 2011. The QEP is due six weeks prior to the campus visit by the On-Site Review Committee, scheduled in the fall of 2011.