Statement of Accreditation Status
Saybrook University

475 14th Street, 9th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
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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.

021206
Current Accreditation Status

Accredited- Indicates that the Commission has found that an institution has met or exceeded the expectations of the Standards and the Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness. Initial accreditation is for a period of five to seven years before the next comprehensive review. Reaffirmation is granted for a period of seven to ten years and may be accompanied by a request for interim reports and/or special visits, or a formal Notice of Concern.

Accredited
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 29, 2018
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.

1979
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

1984
Undergraduate FTE: 
0
Graduate FTE: 
373
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.

Multi-institution System
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.

Semester
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Nami Kim Associate Provost nkim [at] saybrook.edu
Board of Directors Chair Mark Skrade Board of Trustees, Chair mskrade [at] saybrook.edu
Chief Academic Officer Nathan Long President and Interim Chief Academic Officer nlong [at] saybrook.edu
Chief Executive Officer Nathan Long President nlong [at] saybrook.edu
Chief Financial Officer Joline Pruitt Director of Business Operations jpruitt [at] saybrook.edu
Director Institutional Research Ericka Kilburn Director of Institutional Research ekilburn [at] tcsedsystem.edu
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Applied Psychophysiology Research Doctorate 2018 Distance Education
Certificate in Applied Consciousness Studies Non-degree 2014 Distance Education
Certificate in Arts and Self-Expression for Health and Wellbeing Non-degree 2014 Distance Education
Certificate in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Non-degree 2012 Distance Education
Certificate in Building a Sustainable World Non-degree 2004 Distance Education
Certificate in Clinical and Applied Hypnosis Non-degree 2012 Distance Education
Certificate in Community Health and Development Non-degree 2002 Distance Education
Certificate in Complex Trauma and the Healing Process Non-degree 2013 Distance Education
Certificate in Creativity Studies Non-degree 2002 Distance Education
Certificate in Death, Loss, and Meaning Non-degree 2014 Distance Education
Certificate in Dreams Studies Non-degree 2007 Distance Education
Certificate in Foundations in Existential Humanistic Practice Non-degree 2011 Distance Education
Certificate in Integrative Medicine Non-degree 2009 Distance Education
Certificate in Integrative Wellness Coaching Non-degree 2012 Distance Education
Certificate in Intergrative and Functional Nutrition Non-degree 2013 Distance Education
Certificate in International Psychology Non-degree 2013 Distance Education
Certificate in Jungian Psychology Non-degree 2008 Distance Education
Certificate in Multicultural Psychology Non-degree 2013 Distance Education
Certificate in Nutrition, Clinical, or Life Sciences Non-degree 2013 Distance Education
Certificate in Organization Leadership and Transformation Non-degree 2002 Distance Education
Certificate in Peace and Conflict Resolution Non-degree 2002 Distance Education
Certificate in Psychophysiology Non-degree 2013 Distance Education
Certificate in Socially Engaged Spirituality Non-degree 2002 Distance Education
Certificate in Stress Management Education Non-degree 2014 Distance Education
Certificate in Transpersonal Psychology Non-degree 2014 Distance Education
Clinical Psychology Masters 2016 Distance Education
Clinical Psychology Research Doctorate 2015 Distance Education
Counseling Masters 2015 Distance Education
Counseling Masters 2017 On-Site
Human Science Research Doctorate 1984 Distance Education
Integrative and Functional Nutrition Masters 2015 Distance Education
Integrative Wellness Coaching Masters 2017 Distance Education
Leadership and Management Masters 2015 Distance Education
Managing Organizational Systems Research Doctorate 2000 Distance Education
Master of Science in Psychophysiology Masters 2018 Distance Education
Mind-Body Medicine Masters 2009 Distance Education
Mind-Body Medicine Research Doctorate 2009 Distance Education
Psychology Masters 1984 Distance Education
Psychology Research Doctorate 1984 Distance Education
Psychology, Counseling Specialization Masters 2008 On-Site
PsyD Professional Doctorate 2008 On-Site
Transformative Social Change Research Doctorate 2016 Distance Education
Transformative Social Change Masters 2016 Distance Education
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2021 Special Visit
Spring 2022 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 2025 Offsite Review
Spring 2026 Accreditation Visit

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