The Tarlac State University (TSU) and the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU) are the recent addition to the list of SUCs granted by AACCUP to conduct their own Preliminary Survey Visit. This authority is pursuant to Board of Trustees Resolution No.42, s. 2016 which stipulated the adoption of a new policy on program accreditation, where qualified SUCs are granted the authority to conduct the Preliminary Survey Visit (PSV) of their curricular programs. In 2016, the first two SUCs which enjoyed this privilege were the Visayas State University (VSU) and West Visayas State University (WVSU).

The following are among the qualifications that a SUC must satisfy to be able to be granted the authority:

Upon receipt of AACCUP’s certification of “Candidate” status, the SUC may claim and consider the result official. The validity period determines the application for the First Formal visit.