February 2021 Commission Actions

During the month of February the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) took action on the following institutions. Copies of Commission action letters and visiting team reports are available on the WSCUC website at www.wscuc.org, with the exception of Substantive Change reports and Interim Reports, which are not made public.


Grant Candidacy

  • Virscend University

Reaffirm Accreditation for 10 Years

  • California Institute of Technology
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • Loma Linda University
  • Naval Postgraduate School
  • Pardee Rand Graduate School 
  • Samuel Merritt University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Soka University of America
  • University of California San Francisco

Reaffirm Accreditation for 8 Years

  • Alliant International University
  • Northcentral University  

Following a Special Visit – Proceed to reaffirmation

  • California Institute of Advanced Management
  • Sofia University
  • Pacifica Graduate Institute   
  • William Jessup University

Following a Special Visit – Issue a Formal Notice of Concern and Schedule a Special Visit

  • California Lutheran University


Structural Changes



Substantive Changes 

Northwestern Polytechnic University

Master of Business Administration

New degree program (distance education)


Cogswell University of Silicon Valley

Bachelor of Science in Software Development

New degree program (distance education)


University of South Pacific

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)

New degree program (on-site)


Simpson University

Associate of Science in Engineering

New degree program (on-site)


Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Master of Health Delivery Science

New degree program (distance education)


Interim Reports

Franciscan School of Theology

Accept the Interim Report


Dominican University of California

Accept the Interim Report