Formerly Accredited or Candidate Institutions

A number of institutions were accredited or granted candidacy by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) at one time, but no longer have status with the Commission. Their status may have changed for a number of reasons, including but not limited to closure of the institution, merger with another institution, voluntary withdrawal from candidacy or accreditation by the institution, or termination or withdrawal of candidacy or accreditation by WSCUC. This list does not include institutions that applied for accreditation but withdrew from the process before candidacy or accreditation was granted, or institutions which withdrew or lost their status in the past but have since reapplied and been regranted candidacy or accreditation.

Contact information for transcript requests is given where this is known. WSCUC cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. WSCUC does not hold transcripts for formerly accredited institutions, is not able to process requests for transcripts, and is not able to help in cases where former students are experiencing difficulties in getting transcripts. Please see https://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/st/ for additional information about locating transcripts.

Please note that the Commission changed its name in July 2014. Prior to then, it was known as the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Institution Namesort descending Accreditation Status Website Comments Last Accredited
Allied American University Withdrew from Candidacy
http://www.allied.edu Granted candidacy 2/22/2013. Voluntarily withdrew from candidacy 2/4/2016 and ceased operation at the end of December 2016. For transcripts: http://www.allied.edu/student-services/transcript-request.aspx 
American Armenian International College Withdrew from Candidacy
Granted candidacy 6/30/8686. Candidacy status was extended twice and then withdrawn 6/30/1993 at the request of the institution. University of La Verne handled the teach-out arrangements and may have information about obtaining transcripts, however this is not confirmed.
American Baptist Seminary of the West Withdrew from Candidacy
Accredited April 1973 while located in Covina, CA and terminated 6/30/1975 (reason for termination not recorded.) Institution moved from Covina to Berkeley and candidacy was subsequently granted to the Berkeley campus 2/28/1986. Candidacy was subsequently cancelled at the institution's request effective 6/30/1991. It is now part of the Graduate Theological Union. For transcripts: http://www.absw.edu/current-students/office-of-the-registrar/
Antioch University Los Angeles Withdrew from Candidacy
http://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/ Granted accreditation 6/15/2007 as a separate accreditable institution from Antioch University. Accreditation was voluntarily withdrawn 6/30/2011. The institution was accredited by HLC prior to this and accreditation continues through the HLC as a campus of the Antoch University system. For transcripts: www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/
Antioch University Santa Barbara Withdrew from Candidacy
https://www.antioch.edu/santa-barbara/ Granted accreditation 6/22/07 as a separate accreditable institution from Antioch University. Accreditation was voluntarily withdrawn 6/30/2011. The institution was accredited by HLC prior to this and accreditation continues through the HLC as a campus of the Antoch University system. For transcripts: www.antioch.edu/santa-barbara/
Armstrong College Accreditation Terminated
Accredited 1/31/1963, accreditation terminated 7/1/1990. Armstrong was then accredited by ACICS. BPPVE (http://www.bppe.ca.gov/) may have transcript information but this is not confirmed.
Azusa Pacific Online University Withdrew from Candidacy
Former name of Los Angeles Pacific University (LAPU). Withdrew from candidacy under name APOU in 2014. LAPU was granted accreditation in 2017.
Bethany University Withdrew from Candidacy
http://www.bethany.edu Accredited 1/31/1966 as Bethany College. Voluntarily withdrew from accreditation 8/12/11. The institution closed at this time. Bethany Transcripts are held by the Student Accounts Office at the District Resource Center, 6051 S. Watt Ave, Sacramento, CA 95829. Information and a form link are at http://www.bethany.edu.
Brooks Institute Withdrew from Candidacy
http://www.brooks.edu Accredited from 1/71963 to 6/30/1985 as Brooks Institute of Photography and then withdrew. Accreditation continued with ACICS. Reapplied for accreditation under the name Brooks Institute and was granted candidacy 6/15/2012. Voluntarily withdrew and ceased operation effective 10/31/2016. Parchment handles transcript and diploma requests. Links to the forms are at www.brooks.edu/.
Brooks Institute of Photography Withdrew from Candidacy
See separate entry for Brooks Institute
California College of Podiatric Medicine Accreditation Terminated
http://www.samuelmerritt.edu/podiatric_medicine Accredited in 2/28/61 as California Podiatry College. Commission terminated accreditation 4/30/2001. College subsequently merged with Samuel Merritt College (now Samuel Merritt University) in 2002. For transcripts: www.samuelmerritt.edu
California Graduate Institute Withdrew from Candidacy
https://www.thechicagoschool.edu/los-angeles/ Granted candidacy 6/27/2008. Voluntarily withdrew 8/28/2008 to become part of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Los Angeles campus). For transcripts: http://ego.thechicagoschool.edu/s/843/images/editor_documents/cgi_and_sbgi_trascript_order_form__12_feb_14_.pdf
California Podiatry College Accreditation Terminated
See entry for California College of Podiatric Medicine 
Church Divinity School of the Pacific Withdrew from Candidacy
http://www.cdsp.edu Accredited 6/30/1978. Voluntarily withdrew from accreditation 10/15/2008. Continues to be accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. For transcripts: http://cdsp.edu/
Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary Withdrew from Candidacy
A campus of Fresno Pacific University, formerly accredited under the name of Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary. See separate entry under that name.
Hawaii Loa College Withdrew from Candidacy
Accredited 1/31/1971. Accreditation ended 6/30/1992 when the college merged with Hawaii Pacific University. For transcripts: http://www.hpu.edu/
Heald College Withdrew from Candidacy
Accredited from 6/24/2013 (previously accredited by ACCJC). College closed April 2015 and accreditation formally ceased 6/1/2015. To obtain transcripts, please contact the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education through their Transcript Request Email: bppe.transcripts@dca.ca.gov. For additional contact information, go to http://www.bppe.ca.gov/about_us/contact.shtml.
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Withdrew from Candidacy
http://huc.edu/campus-life/jack-h-skirball-campus-los-angeles Accredited from 10/31/1960. Voluntarily withdrew from accreditation 8/1/11. The college became the Los Angeles campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion which is accredited by MSCHE. For transcripts: http://huc.edu/academics/transcripts
Henley-Putnam University Withdrew from Candidacy
http://www.henley-putnam.edu Granted candidacy 6/19/2015. Voluntarily withdrew from candidacy 7/17/2017. Acquired in July 2017 by National American University which is accredited by HLC (information current at 5/2018). For transcripts: http://henley-putnam.national.edu/
Holy Family College Withdrew from Candidacy
Accredited 6/30/1973. Classes ceased 7/31/86. Accreditation ceased at the request of the institution 6/30/87. For transcripts: Sisters of the Holy Family, Fremont, CA: www.holyfamilysisters.org/1/Home.html
Immaculate Heart College Center Accreditation Terminated
Accredited in 1949. Accreditation was dterminated 6/30/81. (Date of accreditation and reason for termination not known.) Reapplied in 1996 but did not proceed with the process. The Center apparently closed in 2000. No transcript information available. However, the college was established by the Immaculate Heart Community, which may be able to help: www.immaculateheartcommunity.org
Intercultural Institute of California Withdrew from Candidacy
https://iicesl.org/ Granted candidacy 2/20/2004. Withdrew from candidacy 5/31/2008. For transcripts: https://iicesl.org/
Jesuit School of Theology Berkeley Withdrew from Candidacy
http://www.scu.edu/jst/ Accredited 6/30/1971. Accreditation as a separate institution ended 12/9/2009 when it became a campus of Santa Clara University. Accreditation continues through that university. For transcripts: www.scu.edu/jst
Lone Mountain College  Withdrew from Candidacy
Accredited as the San Francisco College for Women 2/28/1949. Became known as Lone Mountain College in 1968. College closed and accreditation ended 6/30/1978. The University of San Francisco became custodian of the college's records and also acquired the college, which became the Lone Mountain Campus of USF. For transcripts: https://www.usfca.edu/
Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary Withdrew from Candidacy
https://www.fresno.edu/programs-majors/biblical-seminary Accredited 1/31/1972. Voluntarily withdrew 6/18/2010, at which time the institution became a campus of Fresno Pacific University. Name subsequently changed to Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. For transcripts, contact Fresno Pacific University, www.fresno.edu/registrar/transcripts
Monterey Institute of International Studies Withdrew from Candidacy
http://www.miis.edu Accredited 10/31/1961. Withdrew from accreditation 3/15/2009, and then became integrated with Middlebury College, VT. Subsequently became known as the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Accreditation as part of Middlebury continues under NEASC. For transcripts: www.miis.edu
New College for Advanced Christian Studies Withdrew from Candidacy
https://www.newcollegeberkeley.org/ Granted candidacy 6/30/1988. Candidacy lapsed 6/30/95. College is now known as New College Berkeley, affiliated with the Graduate Theological Union. For transcripts: https://www.gtu.edu/academics/registrar/transcript-requests
New College of California Accreditation Terminated
http://www.newcollege.edu Accredited 6/30/1976. Terminated 3/27/2008 with programs in teach-out accredited through 6/30/2008. College subsequently closed. For transcripts: www.newcollege.edu. If experiencing difficulties, try Colleen S. O'Neal, Acting Registrar/Records Officer, colleensoneal@newcollege.edu. Law school records were to be transferred to JFKU, but JFKU only received transcripts for the most recent graduates, including 2008 teach-out students. Contact registrar at www.jfku.edu.
Northrop University Withdrew from Candidacy
Accredited 2/28/1960. Institution closed and accreditation ended 2/29/1992. The Institute of Technology was transferred to Rice Aviation, and the corporation's assets to the California Institute of Technology. For transcripts (information dates from 1992): Northrop Student Records, PO Box 60845, Pasadena, CA 91106-6845. Registrar at Caltech may be able to help.
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary Withdrew from Candidacy
https://www.plts.edu/ Candidacy granted 2/28/1987. Candidacy apparently lapsed Jun 1990. Became a seminary of California Lutheran University in 2014. For transcripts: California Lutheran University, https://iwantmytranscript.com/callutheran
Rudolf Steiner College Withdrew from Candidacy
https://www.wscuc.org/www.http%3A//steinercollege.edu/.edu Candidacy granted 2/24/2012. Institution withdrew from candidacy 1/12/2017. For transcripts: http://steinercollege.edu/
Shepherd University Withdrew from Candidacy
Candidacy granted 2/21/2014. School filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy 8/14/17. BPPE denied its application to operate as a non-accredited institution and the school closed 12/22/17. Candidacy ceased on that date. Institution did not provide any information on what would happen to student transcripts and there is no longer a working website.
St. John's Seminary College Withdrew from Candidacy
http://stjohnsem.edu/ Accredited 5/31/1951. College closed 5/3/2003. Accreditation ceased 6/30/05 when the teach-out was complete. For transcripts: St. John's Seminary in California, http://www.stjohnsem.edu.
St. Joseph's College Withdrew from Candidacy
Accredited in Nov 1954. College closed and accreditation expired 6/30/93. For transcripts: St. Patrick's Seminary, www.stpatricksseminary.org
The National Hispanic University Withdrew from Candidacy
http://www.nhu.edu/contact/index.htm Accredited 6/24/2002. College closed and accreditation ended 8/23/2015. For transcripts: http://www.nhu.edu/contact/index.htm.
University of San Fernando Valley Withdrew from Candidacy
Granted candidacy 6/30/1977. Candidacy ended 6/30/1993 when the institution merged with the University of La Verne. For transcripts: University of La Verne, www.ulv.edu
Western State University College of Law Withdrew from Candidacy
http://www.wsulaw.edu Accredited 6/30/1976. Accreditation ended 4/20/2012 when the institution erged with Argosy University. Is now known as Western State College of Law at Argosy University. For transcripts: www.wsulaw.edu
World College West Withdrew from Candidacy
Accreditation granted 6/30/1981. College voluntarily withdrew from accreditation 8/31/92 and subsequently closed. For transcripts (last confirmed 2008): Sonoma State University, www.sonoma.edu