Webinar on International Accreditation - Register Now!

In July 2019, the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) announced its decision to re-open international accreditation. WSCUC is enthusiastic about this on-going opportunity to expand our global community and to learn from institutions around the world.

On Tuesday, July 21, 2020 from 8:00 – 10:00 am PDT WSCUC will host a webinar to describe our process for considering international institutions for Eligibility and potential Initial Accreditation. The webinar is free. If you are interested in learning about the WSCUC process for accreditation of international institutions, please click here to register for the webinar.

WSCUC initiated international accreditation in 2012 and currently accredits ten institutions of higher education based outside of the United States; two additional institutions are in Eligibility and another three institutions have recently been approved to apply for Eligibility. In 2014, WSCUC suspended international accreditation to allow us to review our international activities. The Commission has resumed international accreditation on a selective basis. 

The WSCUC Standards for accreditation are the same for all institutions, with one additional step for international institutions that we are calling an Expression of Interest (EOI) phase. This short process allows WSCUC to understand how the institution can bring value to the WSCUC mission and members, along with how the institution engages with issues of governance, transparency, and academic freedom. Click this link to the Expression of Interest proposal template.

WSCUC will review EOI submissions throughout the rest of 2020 to determine a small number of institutions to invite to move forward with scheduling an Eligibility workshop, a preliminary requirement for seeking Eligibility. The webinar will be an excellent time to ask questions and offer comments about the EOI proposal process.