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Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

NOVA was initially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) in 1968. NOVA was last reaffirmed in June 2012. Reaffirmation of our accreditation occurs every 10 years. This reaffirmation of accreditation process underscores NOVA's commitment to continuous improvement and to remaining a good steward of the public funds entrusted to the college. Maintaining fully accredited status ensures that NOVA remains in compliance with federal expectations and continues to receive federal Title IV funding.

The process of reaffirmation of our accreditation involves the following:

  • A collective analysis and judgment by our internal constituencies
  • An informed review by peers external to the institution
  • A reasoned decision by the elected members of the SACSCOC Board of Trustees. 

NOVA must demonstrate that the institution functions appropriately with respect to its resources, programs, and services.