The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six regional accrediting associations. WASC is comprised of three accrediting commissions, including the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities which is responsible for evaluating the quality of colleges in California, Hawaii, Guam, and the Pacific Basin. The US Department of Education reviews WASC and recognizes it as an accrediting body. This page will provide links to relevant information and resources about WASC.
- WASC Purposes of Accreditation
This page explains the six purposes of accreditation as stated on the WASC website.
- Handbook of Accreditation
The Handbook of Accreditation provides detailed information on the Standards of accreditation as well as on the application and review processes.
- Standards at a Glance
This document outlines WASC's Standards and Substandards.
- How to Become Accredited
An abbreviated procedures manual on applying for Eligibility and Initial Accreditation. This document is a shorter version of the Handbook.