Statement of Accreditation Status
California Western School of Law

225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101
United States
Telephone: 
OPEID

The OPEID number is used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) for purposes of eligibility to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV.

01310300
Current Accreditation Status

Candidate- The institution has demonstrated that it meets all, or nearly all, of the Standards of Accreditation at a minimum level and has a clear plan in place to meet the Standards at a substantial level of compliance for accreditation. Candidacy is limited to four years and is granted only when an institution can demonstrate that it is likely to become accredited during the four-year period.

Candidate
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, February 22, 2019
Granted Candidacy

Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process.

2019
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

 
Undergraduate FTE: 
0
Graduate FTE: 
684
Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.

Non-Profit
Sponsorship

Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy.

No Related Entity
Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Trimester
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Wendy Bashant Vice President of Student Life wbashant [at] cwsl.edu
Board of Directors Chair Jeffrey Lewin Board Chair jlewin [at] cwsl.edu
Chief Academic Officer Donald Smythe Vice Dean for Academic Affairs dsmythe [at] cwsl.edu
Chief Executive Officer Niels Schaumann President and Dean nschaumann [at] cwsl.edu
Chief Financial Officer Pamela Duffy Chief Financial Officer pjd [at] cwsl.edu
Director Institutional Research Wendy Bashant Vice President of Student Life wbashant [at] cwsl.edu
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2020 Seeking Accreditation Visit

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