Statement of Accreditation Status
Southern California Institute of Architecture

960 East Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013-1822
United States

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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.

Most Recent Commission Action: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
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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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 Paul Holliday Chief Administrative Officer paul_holliday [at]
Board of Directors Chair Kevin Ratner Board of Trustees Chair kevinratner [at]
Chief Academic Officer John Enright Vice Director/Chief Academic Officer john_enright [at]
Chief Executive Officer Hernan Diaz Alonso Director and CEO hernan [at]
Chief Financial Officer Sue Gosney Chief Financial Officer sue_gosney [at]
Director Institutional Research Paul Holliday Chief Administrative Officer paul_holliday [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Bachelor of Architecture Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Master of Architecture 1 Masters 1974 On-Site
Master of Architecture 2 Masters 1974 On-Site
MS Architectural Technologies Masters 2005 On-Site
MS Design of Cities Masters 2007 On-Site
MS Design Theory and Pedagogy Masters 2016 On-Site
MS Fiction and Entertainment Masters 2016 On-Site
MS Synthetic Landscapes Masters 2019 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2021 Progress Report
Fall 2023 Offsite Review
Spring 2024 Accreditation Visit

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