Overview of the Accreditation Process for All Applications

Domestic Standards, Applications, and Publications


Introduction to Membership

Within the US, there are three types of institutional membership:

  • Institutional Accreditation/Preaccreditation - For new or previous members of the Academy who want AALE to be their sole or accreditor of record for academically oriented accreditation.
  • Program Accreditation - For colleges that are already institutionally accredited by another accreditor and want AALE to be their specialized accreditor for their degree granting liberal arts program, including honors colleges.
  • Certification - For colleges or programs within a college that do not offer the baccalaureate degree.