An institution that receives notice of an adverse action (as defined below) from the WASC Senior College and University Commission may, upon written request, appeal the action prior to the action becoming final. Upon such written request, the Commission shall provide for an appeal process before an appeals panel, pursuant to the Institutional Appeals Policy.

The Commission defines the following Commission actions as adverse and provides an appeal right to institutions facing:

  • Denial or termination of candidacy status.
  • Denial or termination of initial or continued accreditation, except where the Commission denies an early action for accreditation and continues candidate status.

The Appeals Committee is a Commission Committee.