International Accreditation: Summary
WSCUC members (international and domestic) form a global community dedicated to student achievement and institutional excellence based on the exchange of ideas and best practices. International institutions must meet the same Standards as all other WSCUC members and participate in institutional improvement activities, including educational programming and peer review.
WSCUC initiated international accreditation in 2012; we suspended accreditation of international institutions in 2014 to review our international activities. Based on that reflection and strategic visioning, WSCUC reopened international accreditation in July 2019 on a selective basis. WSCUC currently accredits eleven institutions of higher education based outside of the United States of America, with others in various stages of seeking WSCUC accreditation.
The WSCUC Standards and process 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.Expression of Interest Proposal Template