​Accreditation Stages

​​​​​​​Five Application Stages  

The full five-stage process of applying for regional accreditation for the first time can take as long as six or seven years; the self-study phase alone can take up to five years. AUB started the process in the summer of 2000, with the expectation of completing its Self-Study Report by late 2003 and hosting the Middle States Evaluation Team by Spring of 2004. During the process, the University was required to send interim reports to the Commission every six months on its progress in achieving its goals. AUB first Interim Report ​was filed on February 15, 2002.