June 2021 Commission Actions

During the month of June, 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.

Schedule a Seeking Accreditation Visit 2

  • Make School

Grant Candidacy

  • Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine
  • University of the People

Grant Initial Accreditation

  • California Institute for Human Science
  • Istanbul Bilgi University
  • Minerva Institute
  • Stanton University
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • University of Silicon Andhra

Reaffirm Accreditation for 10 Years

  • Pomona College
  • University of Southern California

Reaffirm Accreditation for 8 Years

  • Academy of Art University
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • John Paul the Great Catholic University
  • St. Patrick's Seminary and University

Following a Special Visit – Proceed to reaffirmation

  • Humboldt State University 
  • New York Film Academy 
  • Sonoma State University 
  • University of West Los Angeles 
  • Vanguard University of Southern California 

Following a Special Visit – Reaffirm for 6 years, Issue a Formal Notice of Concern 

  • California Southern University 
  • Columbia College Hollywood 

Following a Special Visit – Remove the Formal Notice of Concern

  • Presidio Graduate School 
  • Simpson University 

Following a Special Visit – Continue the Formal Notice of Concern

  • Pacific Union College 

Following a Special Visit – Continue the Order to Show Cause

  • International Technological University 

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

  • American Conservatory Theater
  • Golden Gate University
  • Western University of Health Sciences 

Following a Special Visit – Impose Probation

  • FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Deny Candidacy

  • Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis


Structural Changes

Fuller Theological Seminary

Change of Mission as part of Fuller Next initiative


University of Antelope Valley

Change of Ownership to Genius Group Ltd.


Dominican University of California

PhD in Art Therapy (1st Research Doctorate)


Substantive Changes

Dominican University of California

MA & MFT Art Therapy

New degree programs (on-site)


Chaminade University of Honolulu

Doctor of Nursing Program

New degree program (distance education)


San Jose State University

Doctor of Occupational Therapy

New degree program (on-site)


San Francisco State University

Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies

New degree program (distance education)


Reach University

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

New degree program (distance education)


University of Silicon Valley

MA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

New degree program (distance education)


Weimar University

MA Biblical Mission and Wellness

New degree program (on-site)


Teachers College of San Joaquin

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

New degree program (distance education)


Interim Reports

Palo Alto University

Receive the Report and Schedule a Progress Report