Commission on Colleges

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools



Name of Institution:   VERNON COLLEGE     


Date of Submission:   MARCH 12, 2008


In order to be accredited by the Commission on Colleges, an institution is required to conduct a comprehensive compliance audit prior to the filing of the Compliance Certification.  The comprehensive compliance audit includes an assessment of all programs and courses offered by the institution on-campus and off-campus, and those offered through distance learning. The Compliance Certification, signed by the institutionís chief executive officer and accreditation liaison, attests to the institutionís honest assessment of compliance with the accreditation requirements of the Commission on Colleges (including Core Requirements, Comprehensive Standards, and Federal Requirements) as applied to all aspects of the institution. 


Completion of the Compliance Certification


The Compliance Certification consists of four parts: 


Part 1 Signature Page for the institutionís chief executive officer and the accreditation liaison


Part 2 List of all substantive changes that have been reported and approved by the Commission since the institutionís last reaffirmation as well as the date of approval


Part 3 The institutionís assessment of compliance with the Principles of Accreditation 


Part 4 An attached and updated ďInstitutional Summary Form Prepared for Commission ReviewsĒ that (a) lists all locations where coursework toward a degree, certificate, or diploma can be obtained primarily through traditional classroom instruction and (b) describes distance education credit offerings that can be obtained primarily through electronic means.


For each Part, please follow the directions provided.  For Part 2 above, if there have been no institutional changes that required reporting or approval since the institutionís last comprehensive review, please indicate.