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Accreditation and State Authorization

Covenant College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Covenant College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness is administratively responsible for matters pertaining to Covenant College’s accreditation and may be contacted at Further information about Covenant’s accreditation can be found here.

For information about the requirements and standards of SACSCOC, see The Principles of Accreditation: Foundations of Quality Enhancement.

Formal complaints to address possible non-compliance with the Principles of Accreditation, as well as to address possible violations of Covenant College’s own policies and procedures, if related to the Principles, can be made using the SACSCOC complaint form. For more information about the complaint process and what kinds of complaints will be considered for review, please see the SACSCOC complaint policy.

Covenant College is authorized by the state of Georgia to operate in Georgia and grant degrees as a post-secondary institution. Complaints may be filed with the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC) using this form.