Statement of Accreditation Status
Test College University

985 Atlantic Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501
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

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.

Most Recent Commission Action: 
Wednesday, July 1, 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

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


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

Proprietary with parent/board
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 Planning
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Accreditation documents for this institution are not yet available.
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Lou Scannon ALO testuniversityalo+alo [at]
Board of Directors Chair Candace Bea Rittenoff Chief Accountant testuniversityalo+cfo [at]
Chief Academic Officer Brad Jones Director brad [at]
Chief Executive Officer Barb Dweyer Chair of the Board testuniversityalo+boardchair [at]
Chief Financial Officer Candace Bea Rittenoff Chief Accountant testuniversityalo+cfo [at]
Director Institutional Research Isabelle Ringing Director of IR testuniversityalo+dirir [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Asian Languages Associate 2019 Distance Education
Conservation of Material Culture Masters 2017 On-Site
Economics AMP Masters 2019 On-Site
Engineering Geology Bachelors 1977 On-Site
Management Masters 1972 On-Site
Management Research Doctorate 1972 On-Site
Nordic Studies Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2022 Progress Report
Spring 2022 Interim Report

Interim Reports focus on specific issues of concern identified as part of the comprehensive review process, annual report submission, the complaint process, substantive change, or other interactions with the Commission. The purpose of Interim Reports is to ensure that institutions continue to meet the Core Commitments and Standards with respect to the identified areas of concern.

Spring 2022 Special Visit
Spring 2026 Offsite Review
Fall 2026 Accreditation Visit

No external resources are available for this institution.