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Substantive Change

According to SACSCOC, substantive change is a “significant modification or expansion in the nature and scope of an accredited institution.” When an institution makes a substantive change, it must follow SACSCOC’s substantive change policy for accredited institutions.


Rice Substantive Change Compliance Procedure
SACSCOC Substantive Change homepage
SACSCOC Substantive Change FAQs
SACSCOC Substantive Change Policy