Programs that have passed the standards, and are awarded accreditation status:

  1. lend prestige to member institutions, justified by the possession of quality standards and unremitting efforts to maintain them at high level;
  2. help parents to know which program they may send their children to for quality education;
  3. make all those engaged in education aware of standards of excellence which they should strive to attain;
  4. make possible for those proposing funding and those who are to fund, to know what to support and how much support is needed; and
  5. make possible for an evaluated program to know its strength and weaknesses, and in what aspects it needs to develop.

Accreditation has also been used as a criterion in administrative decision-making in a variety of ways:

  1. applicants for teaching in the Department of Education (DepEd) who are graduates of accredited programs are granted credit points;
  2. used as a criterion in the leveling of State Universities and Colleges (SUCs);
  3. used as a criterion in the selection of schools for foreign students;
  4. some agencies consult AACCUP about the accreditation status of colleges and universities attended by their employees for purposes of promotion; and
  5. sometimes foreign universities consult AACCUP regarding the accreditation status of programs attended by Filipino students seeking admission.

In view of the failure of CHED Order No. 31 to provide benefits to SUCs, AACCUP has taken cognizance of the following potential incentives to be granted to accredited programs/institutions:

  1. as a rational basis for budgetary requests;
  2. for normative financing;
  3. as a factor in the selection of Center of Excellence (COEs) and Center of Development (CODs);
  4. for SUCs leveling;
  5. as a requirement for the conversion of a college to a university;
  6. as a factor in assessing the appointment/transfer of an SUC President; and
  7. for matching-fund schemes where requirements for accreditation are matched with funds from CHED.