The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) requires colleges to report and/or acquire approval for “any significant modification or expansion in the nature and scope of an accredited institution.” A substantive change includes:
adding new curriculum programs,
adding locations where WCC holds curriculum courses
expanding a program from one campus to an additional location,
changing the method of delivering instruction to students, including adding distance education options,
forming collaborative arrangements with other colleges or schools,
moving or closing a location where WCC holds curriculum classes.
Substantive changes generally require notification of the change to be submitted to SACS six months prior to the implementation and a prospectus be submitted at least three months prior to the implementation.