How to Become Accredited by WSCUC
The Commission has established formal procedures by which institutions can move through the required stages that lead to accreditation. These stages include:
- Initial Accreditation*
Each stage has specific criteria, processes, and time frames. An institution starting the procedures for seeking accreditation should carefully consider the requirements for each step to ensure its understanding of the process and be aware that the time frame may take several years depending on the maturity of institutional development.
*If Initial Accreditation is not achieved after a Seeking Accreditation Visit, Candidacy may be granted.