WASC Senior College and University Commission

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WSCUC evaluates the quality and effectiveness of colleges and universities in California, Hawaii, Guam and the Pacific Basin. USD has been fully accredited by WASC since 1956.

Student at La PalomaThe Western Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), formerly known as the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, or WASC, periodically reviews accredited schools to monitor their continued quality and effectiveness. USD was last reaccredited in July 2012. The next comprehensive off-site review and onsite visit are tentatively scheduled for spring 2021 and fall 2021, respectively.

The WSCUC reaccreditation process has changed significantly since USD completed its prior reaccreditation in 2000. The process now involves two phases of review, both based on a systematic institutional analysis to improve educational quality. As part of our commitment to engage the campus community, we invite you to explore our website and to join us in the conversation about USD's reaccreditation. Throughout the website you will see that both the WASC and WSCUC acronyms used. The acronym changed in 2012-2013. Historical documents and web pages will denote "WASC."

For further information, please contact Carole Huston, PhD, Associate Provost and WSCUC Academic Liaison Officer. She can be reached in the Office of the Vice President and Provost at (619) 260-4553.