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The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of the six regional accreditation agencies in America. Its jurisdiction covers California, Hawaii, and the Pacific regions. Four-year institutions seek accreditation from WASC for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC) while non-four year institutions obtain theirs from two other commissions (one for junior colleges and the other for K-12 schools and non-degree granting postsecondary institutions).

California State University, San Bernardino went through an accreditation reaffirmation process in the 2013-2014 academic year, leading to its reaccreditation for a period of seven years, till 2021.

WSCUC issued its action letter to CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales on March 6, 2015. In it, the Commission commends the university for “a committed and caring community,” “outstanding contribution of faculty and staff,” “executive leadership,” “development of the Palm Desert Campus,” “strategic planning,” and “building a culture of evidence.”

While the university celebrates its success in obtaining reaccreditation from WASC, we are fully aware that there is more be done to help our students become responsible and productive members of society. We are poised to move forward along a path of continuous improvement for our students and our community. 

Reports and Letters

2015 Commission Action Letter             2017 Interim Report and Action Summary  2019 Mid-Cycle Review Report


Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2021 Fall 2021
CSUSB Institutional Report Due: December 17, 2020  Offsite Review: February 25, 2021 Responses to the Lines of Inquiry from the Offsite Review Due: July 21, 2021 Reaccreditation Campus Visit: September 22-24, 2021 

WSCUC Timeline

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Monthly Updates



2020 January, February

WSCUC Steering Committee Meeting Dates

Scheduled Dates:

Winter/Spring Quarter, 2019 Fall Quarter, 2019 Winter Quarter, 2020 Spring Quarter, 2020
Monday, March 4, 2019 Friday, December 6, 2019 Friday, March 6, 2020 Friday, June 12, 2020

Tentative Dates:

Fall Semester, 2020 Spring Semester, 2021 Fall Semester, 2021
Friday, October 30, 2020 Friday, May 28, 2021 Friday, October 29, 2021