WASC Senior College And University Commission

The WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) is a non-profit organization that evaluates the quality and educational effectiveness of schools, colleges, and universities.

WSCUC is one of six regional accreditation agencies in the United States. While it is not officially regulated by the government, it is regularly reviewed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Institutions must maintain accreditation status to be eligible to receive federal financial aid and for other accredited schools to accept transfer units.

WSCUC grants and approves reaccreditation status for institutions, and oversees substantive changes such as new degrees, distance education formats, and degrees granted across institutions.


Claremont Graduate University is accredited by WSCUC through June, 2022.

Details are provided in the WASC Commission Action Letter of July 7, 2014.

You may contact WSCUC at 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501 at 310-748-9001 orwascsr@wascsenior.org.

Official Documents

2014 WASC Commission Action Letter

2012 WASC Commission Action Letter

2010 WASC Approval of Institutional Proposal

2002 WASC Affirmation of Accreditation