Statement of Accreditation Status
San Diego Christian College

200 Riverview Parkway
Santee, CA 92071
United States

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.

Current Accreditation Status

Accredited on Probation- Probation reflects the Commission's finding that the institution has serious issues of noncompliance with one or more of the Standards of Accreditation. While on Probation, the institution is subject to special scrutiny by the Commission, which may include a requirement to submit periodic prescribed reports and to receive special visits by representatives of the Commission. In addition, while on Probation, any new site or degree program initiated by the institution is regarded as a substantive change (see the Substantive Change Manual for details). The candidate or accredited status of the institution continues during the Probation period.

Accredited on Probation
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 28, 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.

First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

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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.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Elizabeth Stanton Vice President for Academics elizabeth.stanton [at]
Board of Directors Chair Phillip Sparling Board Chairman phil [at]
Chief Academic Officer Elizabeth Stanton Vice President for Academics elizabeth.stanton [at]
Chief Executive Officer Kevin Corsini President kevin.corsini [at]
Chief Financial Officer Allen Garrett CFO allen.garrett [at]
Director Institutional Research Lundie Carstensen Dean of Assessment & Institutional Research lundie.carstensen [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
AA General Studies Associate 2015 Distance Education
AA Liberal Studies Associate 2012 On-Site
BA Biblical Studies Bachelors 1970 On-Site
BA Christian Ministries Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
BA Christian Ministries Bachelors 2009 On-Site
BA Communication Bachelors 1995 On-Site
BA Communication Bachelors 2015 Distance Education
BA English Bachelors 1975 On-Site
BA History/Social Science Bachelors 1977 On-Site
BA Human Development Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
BA Human Development Bachelors 1995 On-Site
BA Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelors 1995 On-Site
BA Music Bachelors 1974 On-Site
BA Psychology Bachelors 2015 Distance Education
BA Psychology Bachelors 1977 On-Site
BS Aviation Bachelors 1971 On-Site
BS Aviation Management Bachelors 2013 On-Site
BS Aviation Management Bachelors 2014 Distance Education
BS Biological Science Bachelors 1977 On-Site
BS Business Administration Bachelors 1980 On-Site
BS Business Management Bachelors 1995 On-Site
BS Business Management Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
BS Kinesiology Bachelors 1991 On-Site
BS Leadership & Justice Bachelors 2016 Distance Education
BS Leadership & Justice Bachelors 2015 On-Site
BS Liberal Studies Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Concurrent Enrollment Program Non-degree 2015 On-Site
MA Teaching Masters 2015 On-Site
MS Leadership Masters 2017 Distance Education
Multiple Subject Credential Program Non-degree 1974 On-Site
Professional Development-Continuing Education Non-degree 2009 Distance Education
Single Subject Credential Program Non-degree 1974 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2019 Progress Report
Spring 2020 Special Visit
Spring 2020 Mid-Cycle Review

The Mid-Cycle Review (MCR) is a review of each institution near the midpoint of its period of accreditation, focusing particularly on student achievement. The Review is performed by WSCUC staff, and draws on evidence from an update of the institution’s Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators and retention and graduation data, as well as any trends emerging from Annual Reports to surface any potential issues across the Standards. The overall purpose of the Mid-Cycle Review is to "identify problems with an institution's or program's continued compliance with agency standards" while "tak[ing] into account institutional or program strengths and stability" (U.S. Department of Education, §602.19(b)).

Fall 2023 Offsite Review
Spring 2024 Accreditation Visit

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