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Beginning August 2015, the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) will be the custodian for transcripts for students previously at Heald College.

Important information from BPPE for Heald students

BPPE transcript request form

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ARC 2015 was held April 21-24 on the theme of Student Success: Higher Education’s Imperative at the Oakland Marriott with record participation: 1,020 participants, topping last year’s 1,013. Thanks to all who attended!

Photos are available here.

Slides and proposals from the ARC are available on workshop and session pages of the ...

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) has been informed by Heald College that it is closing, effective April 27, 2015. Its parent company, Corinthian Colleges, Inc., has announced that it will cease operations effective immediately. As a regional accreditor, WSCUC works with institutions, not with individual students, faculty, and staff. We cannot provide individual guidance regarding next...

During its February 2015 meeting the Commission adopted the following policy changes.

1. New Gifts Policy

The Commission approved a new Gifts Policy to raise awareness of this existing practice as outlined in the Visit Process Guide. This policy is intended to make it easier for evaluators and staff, prior to a visit, to inform institutions that they may not accept...

As part of the upcoming revisions to the 2015 Handbook, the Commission clarified the language in CFR 1.2: “Educational objectives are widely recognized throughout the institution, are consistent with stated purposes, and are...

At its November 2014 meeting, the Commission approved an extension of the 2014 Mid-Cycle Review pilot to include all institutions scheduled for a Mid-Cycle Review in 2015.

Institutions with Mid-Cycle Reviews in 2015 should read the updated resource page,...

According to federal regulations, institutions have the right to appeal an adverse Commission Action, and accrediting agencies are required to have appeals processes in place to accommodate such appeals. WSCUC has both an Adverse Action Review Process, outlined in the 2013 Handbook, and an...

We are pleased to report that over 70 institutions responded to the 2014 extended pilot of the Undergraduate Student Success and Graduation Rate Dashboard. Initial review of the submissions and exit surveys revealed a number of challenges that institutions faced in responding to the complete data request. These issues included incomplete data sets, data integrity issues and...

On July 3, 2014, Corinthian Colleges, the parent company of Heald College, an institution accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education on “a transition plan to protect and address the needs of its affected students.”  

The agreement, which took effect July 8, 2014, outlines a plan to help enrolled students continue their studies with minimal disruption. 

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During its June 2014 meeting, the Commission approved a new process for institutions seeking Initial Accreditation by WSCUC.

The new process was developed based on recommendations from the Eligibility Review Committee, the Commission’s Policy and Planning Committee, and WSCUC staff.

Under the new process, it will be possible for an institution to be granted Initial Accreditation after one evaluation team visit if the institution is confirmed by the Commission to be in...

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