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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,...

At its June 2014 meeting, the Commission approved the following mission statement:

The WASC Senior College and University Commission (”the Commission”) is a regional accrediting agency serving a diverse membership of public and private higher education institutions throughout California, Hawaii, and the...

William A. LadusawLike most faculty, I had little understanding of regional accreditation before inheriting the job of “ALO” when I became undergraduate dean at UC Santa...

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,...