COVID-19 Updates

ABET has been closely monitoring the evolving situation related to the coronavirus COVID-19 in recent weeks. We know individuals and institutions are under tremendous stress in these uncertain times, and the full impact of this global health crisis still remains to be seen. As we navigate these challenges together, please be assured that we are committed to supporting our common goal of ensuring our world’s sustainability, safety, health and well-being.

Below, you’ll find several announcements regarding this year’s accreditation cycle and upcoming ABET events and programs. Please check this page for additional updates as the situation evolves.

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Updated July 21, 2020

Accreditation: COVID-19 Update

ABET understands the need for programs to temporarily modify program delivery and grading methods in order to safeguard their communities during the current health crisis caused by COVID-19. It is not necessary to report any short term (current, summer or fall semester) changes to program delivery, content or grading methods to us. Should the changes or modifications to the program become permanent, please refer to the ABET Accreditation Policy and Procedure Manual (Section I.F.1.b.(2)) to formally notify us of any changes during the period of accreditation.

Please let us know if you will require additional time beyond the July 1 deadline for submission of Self-Study Reports as a result of the COVID-19 impact to your program.

Upcoming 2020-2021 Accreditation Cycle

All reviews will be conducted remotely. ABET representatives will not physically visit campuses this cycle, but instead will conduct the reviews by means of video conference and email. ABET staff and the Commission Executive Committees will be working through the particulars of the virtual reviews in the immediate future. Institutions will be contacted individually to discuss details of the reviews. The in-person Institutional Representative Day is canceled and will be replaced by video conference format. Details will be released as they are developed.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to accreditation@abet.org with any questions and concerns about program delivery or planning for an upcoming review.

Accreditation Fees

We understand that universities and colleges are dealing with unprecedented changes to their operations and budgets as they work to reallocate resources and continue to educate students. In light of these challenges, we are reducing all maintenance fees for the 2020-2021 accreditation cycle by 5%.

Adjustments to fees will be reflected in the next invoice.

If you have specific questions about your program, please contact accreditation@abet.org.

July 2020 Commission Meetings

The July 2020 Commission meetings will be conducted remotely. Commission leadership and staff are finalizing the arrangements and will provide all information and details to Commissioners, Team Chairs and Society Liaisons as they are developed. The in-person Institutional Representative Day is canceled and will be replaced by meetings with Team Chairs using video conference format. Details will be released as they are developed.

ABET Headquarters

The ABET headquarters office will remain closed until December 31, and all staff are working remotely. We appreciate your patience regarding potential delays in communication with ABET employees, package deliveries, etc. as we work to resolve them as quickly as possible.

For specific questions regarding your program’s accreditation, please email accreditation@abet.org. For questions regarding AMS and our program search page, please email techsupport@abet.org. For all other inquiries, please email comms@abet.org.

Engineering Credentials Evaluation International (ECEI)

We are temporarily unable to provide copies of ECEI Credentials Evaluation Reports. We appreciate your patience, and we will respond to all requests when the ABET headquarters office reopens.

ABET Offerings

Upcoming Events and Workshops may be postponed. We will make a determination about future events and send out notifications two weeks prior to the event so participants can make adjustments to their travel plans.