Acronyms may be used on second reference for names of programs or organizations such as New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC). Always place the acronym in parentheses following first reference of the full title, if there will be further reference.Johnson & Wales University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC). NEASC is the nation’s oldest regional accrediting association.
NCAA is acceptable in all references for National Collegiate Atheltic Association. It is not necessary to spell out common acronyms on the first reference: AFC, IRL, NASCAR, NBA, NCAA, NFC, NFL, and NHL.