accreditation program

Apply for Accreditation

Download an application for accreditation

Join the 1,050+ institutions in 50 countries/regions that have earned AAALAC accreditation. To apply, download and thoroughly review the Instructions, complete an Application Form and a "Program Description." Be sure to review the Rules of Accreditation to make sure your institution is eligible for accreditation. If you have questions or need technical assistance, send an e-mail to or call +301.696.9626.

To ensure that your application for accreditation is considered for the trimester of your choice, please notify the AAALAC International office of the time frame in which you plan to submit your application. This can be a general time frame, i.e. "Summer 2021." Send your notification to  Please also visit for fees and deadlines.

New applicants must use the 2016 Program Description.


Step 1 - Download and thoroughly review the INSTRUCTIONS:

European applicants:

Thai applicants:


Step 2 - Download and complete the APPLICATION for accreditation:

Please note this form should be submitted in English.


Step 3 - Download and complete the Program Description:

Please note that AAALAC International is now using the 2016 version of the Program Description.

European applicants:

*The European version of the Program Description is designed for programs located in member countries of the Council of Europe, but may be helpful to other programs as well.

Thai applicants:


Step 4 - Submit your completed Application Form and Program Description:

AAALAC International, 5205 Chairman's Court, Suite 300, Frederick, MD 21703 USA
tel: 301.696.9626, fax: 301.696.9627; email:

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