• Interim Reports Resources

Interim Reports

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. These reports are peer-reviewed by the Interim Report Committee.

Interim Reports and supporting documents that have been requested by the Commission or WSCUC staff are peer-reviewed by the Interim Report Committee (IRC).  The Committee meets in panels via conference call to review reports. Institutional representatives are invited to participate via conference call to answer questions or provide clarification. After the review, the IRC may:

  • Receive the report with recommendations
  • Receive the report with request for an additional interim report or progress report
  • Receive the report with a recommendation that the Commission send a site visit team to follow up on specified issues
  • Defer action pending receipt of follow-up information
Interim Report Committee

Appeal Process

If an institution’s proposal or report is not accepted by a panel of a committee, the institution may ask the panel to reconsider its decision, by way of a written communication sent within 30 days of the decision being communicated to the institution.  The institution’s communication should contain relevant information and the basis or bases for the requested reconsideration. The panel that reviewed the institution’s report or proposal will review the request and make a decision within 30 days of the date of the request, which decision will be communicated promptly to the institution.   If the panel does not reverse its initial decision, the institution may ask the Executive Committee of the Commission to reconsider the matter by way of a written communication in writing within 30 days of the date when the panel’s denial of the request for reconsideration is communicated.  The Executive Committee will consider the request within 60 days of receipt and will communicate its decision promptly.  The Executive Committee’s decision is final.


The resources listed below are specific to the interim report process. To explore all resources use the main Resource Library page.


2013 Handbook of Accreditation

The 2013 Handbook is designed to serve several purposes: to present the Commission’s Core Commitments and Standards of Accreditation; to guide institutions through the institutional review process; and to assist review teams at each stage of review.


2023 Handbook of Accreditation

The WSCUC 2023 Handbook provides information on the 2023 Standards, the Institutional Review Process for Reaffirmation, the Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation (TPR), and Commission Decisions.


Accreditation Management Portal (AMP) Login

Member institutions log in to the Accreditation Management Portal (AMP) to submit their annual reports, request substantive changes, and view invoices. The AMP is also used by institutions to update profile information, institutional contacts, and details related to programs and locations


Becoming Accredited

This page provides information and resources for institutions interested in seeking WSCUC accreditation.


Developing Substantive Change Proposals

Information on Substantive Changes, including how they are defined, and the process for applying for such a change.


Equity and Inclusion

The Commission approved a bold, new statement on Equity and Inclusion at its June 25, 2021 meeting. Learn more about this statement and about Equity and Inclusion at WSCUC, including current policies, resources, activities, and the Commission’s Equity & Inclusion Council.


Evidence and Data

This page provides access to data on WSCUC accredited institutions, information about WSCUC data initiatives such as peer benchmarking, and highlights of WSCUC’s “Better Conversations, Better Data” initiative.


Key Indicators Dashboard

The Key Indicators Dashboard (KID) presents detailed trend and comparative information on WSCUC’s accredited undergraduate and graduate institutions in a clear, easy to use format. KID displays from federal data sets to present multiple years of metrics, trend data, and comparisons based on both national and WSCUC averages. KID provides integrated, accessible data on institution size and context, student completion, student finances, institution finances, and post-graduation outcomes.


Substantive Change Resources

Information on how institutions need to report and seek approval of changes to their mission, educational programs, scope, control or organizational structure.


Volunteer Information Portal (VIP) Login

The Volunteer Information Portal (VIP) is for Peer Reviewers and other volunteers in our community. A person’s VIP account allows them to: create and update their profile; share areas of expertise and necessary details to be considered for future volunteer opportunities; view current team information and see peer reviewer history via My Teams; and access the Key Indicators Dashboard (KID).