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The March 2019 announcement of Argosy University’s closure creates serious challenges for students.  WSCUC’s top priority is to work with Argosy and other accredited colleges and universities to facilitate students’ ability to continue their education. More information here.

WSCUC officially withdrew Argosy’s accreditation on March 17, 2019 except for limited...

On March 17, 2019, WSCUC withdrew accreditation from Argosy University. Argosy's accreditation will continue through May 12, 2019 for the exclusive purposes of (1) issuing degrees to students who are in their final term (provided Argosy faculty certifies those students as completing their degree requirements) and (2) providing students with access to academic transcripts and services to facilitate transfer to or completion at other institutions.

WSCUC’s top priority is to support...

WSCUC issues a newsletter with information about the latest Commission actions, along with updates on events and news relevant to the region. Take a look at the March 2019 newsletter and click here to subscribe.

Dear Colleagues:
 
Once again, I’ve got an eye on federal policy. This semester, as you teach and evaluate and advise, a negotiated rulemaking is underway in Washington, D.C. that will shape the regulatory landscape for accreditation and student protections. The rulemaking is certain to have both practical and far-reaching implications for...

The Commission approved several revised policies during the February 2019 meeting. Click the links below to learn more about each policy. Contact WSCUC vice president Lori Williams with any questions.

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The WASC Senior College and University Commission will hold its February 2019 public meeting at the Claremont Hotel 41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA.

The public is invited to observe the Commission’s...

Commission Action Update: January 19, 2019

Note: Commission Action list will be updated shortly. 

WSCUC issues a newsletter with information about the latest Commission actions, along with updates on events and news relevant to the region. Take a look at the November 2018 Newsletter and click here to subscribe.

Dear Colleagues:

Let me begin with a note of sympathy for our campus communities affected by the Borderline ‘College Night’ shooting, California wildfires, and Northern Marianas typhoon. In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday just past, we give thanks for the many campus and community members who provided comfort and support to those affected by these tragedies.

The national conversation on higher education has accelerated since the U.S. Department of Education this summer...

Retroactive Accreditation Date Procedure

In a change from previous guidance, the US Department of Education stated on June 25, 2018, that accrediting agencies could establish a retroactive accreditation date for institutions granted Initial Accreditation.  The Commission approved a procedure to set a retroactive accreditation date by adding language in the How to Become Accredited handbook.  The new language states that the...

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