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  • Welcome to ACCJC

    The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC) accredits community colleges and other associate degree granting institutions in the Western region of the U.S.  The ACCJC is one of seven regional accrediting commissions. The ACCJC is authorized to operate by the U.S. Department of Education through the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.


    Accreditation is a voluntary system of self regulation developed to evaluate overall educational quality and institutional effectiveness (The Commission’s complete Purpose Statement is available in Article I, section 2 of its Bylaws). The ACCJC accreditation process provides assurance to the public that the accredited member colleges meet the Standards; the education earned at the institutions is of value to the student who earned it; and employers, trade or profession-related licensing agencies, and other colleges and universities can accept a student’s credential as legitimate.


         ACCJC Accreditation Standards Symposium

    Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
    April 23-24, 2015
    Thursday (afternoon), April 23 – ALO & CEO Preconference Meetings
    Friday (all day), April 24 – ACCJC Accreditation Standards Conference

    Thank you for the expressions of interest in the upcoming ACCJC Accreditation Standards Conference. ACCJC is happy to present the new 2014 Accreditation Standards at this special event, resulting from the Review of Accreditation Standards and Practices which concluded earlier this year. Below please find preliminary information for your planning. On February 26, 2015, invitations to the Standards Symposium were emailed to CEOs and ALOs of member institutions. The limited registration period ended on March 15.

    As of March 16, 2015, registration for the April ACCJC Accreditation Standards Symposium is now open to anyone from a Member Institution or District. An email has been sent to Member Institution ALOs and CEOs with the open registration link.  We have asked that the email be forwarded to anyone at their Member Institution or District Office who they think may be interest in attending the Symposium. Registration will be open until March 25, 2015, or until the event reaches capacity.  We expect the Symposium to fill quickly.

    Thank you in advance for your interest and participation in this event!