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California State University, Dominguez Hills, as a CSU campus, was first granted a two-year initial accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in 1964. Upon completion of the campus visit, CSUDH was fully accredited by the WASC Commission in 1968.

The last WASC Educational Effectiveness Review was conducted in 2008, and CSUDH’s accreditation was reaffirmed for 10 years. Interim Report (Report) was submitted in March 2012 and reviewed by the Interim Report Committee Panel (Panel) in June 2012. The Report was accepted by the Panel as submitted.

CSUDH soon will be seeking reaffirmation of accreditation with the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)*. The campus currently is beginning initial work on the self-study and preparing for the Institutional Review Process. Applying the 2013 Handbook of Accreditation to our institution, WSCUC has set Fall 2017 for the Offsite Review of CSUDH and Spring 2018 for the Accreditation Visit.

A number of CSUDH programs are also accredited by other agencies in the specialized fields, including  ABET,  ACOTE,  ACS, CAAHEP,  CCNE,  CCTC,  CSWE,  NAACLS,  NASM,  NASPAA,  NAST,  NCATE, and  NCOPE.

WSCUC Re-accreditation 2017-18 

Accreditation Timeline
2013 Handbook of Accreditation
2013 Handbook of Accreditation [Quick Reference Guide]
Worksheet: Review under WSCUC Standards and Compliance with Federal Requirements

Steering Committee & Working Groups

Steering Committee
WSCUC Standard Assignments with Team Leaders
Core Task Forces

Steering Committee Meetings

April 29, 2015 AgendaMinutes & Audio Recording
May 19, 2015replica of April 29th meeting
June 23, 2015AgendaMinutes & Audio Recording
July 29, 2015Agenda
September 30, 2015Agenda
October 22, 2015Agenda & Next Task: Demonstrating Substantial Compliance
November 19, 2015 Agenda

Core Task Forces Chairs' Meetings

October 8, 2015Minutes
October 22, 2015Minutes
November 5, 2015 
November 19, 2015 

Campus Labs Login

WSCUC Kick-off March 26, 2015

"WSCUC and Regional Accreditation in a National Context" presentation by Dr. Christopher Oberg, Vice President of WASC Senior College & University Commission. 
"What is WASC?" presentation by Dr. Ellen Junn, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

The Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment, Dr. Gitanjali Kaul ( serves as the institutional Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO).

*Please note that the Commission changed its name in July 2014. Prior to then, it was known as the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) as reflected in previous correspondence.

Past Reports and Letters