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WASC Reaccreditation Process

UC Irvine is fully accredited by the Senior Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, California's regional accrediting agency. Upon receipt of a WASC Action Letter dated March 11, 2013, the campus has completed the WASC three stage reaffirmation of accreditation process.  The Action Letter is posted below. Being accredited means that the campus has met rigorous standards for quality, capacity and effectiveness. Only accredited institutions can administer federal student financial aid.

The reaffirmation of accreditation completed in 2012 was a multi-year, self-study process that formally engaged the campus in institution-wide reflection on capacity and educational effectiveness.  The first stage was the development of the Institutional Proposal which was submitted and approved in Fall 2009, the second stage was the Capacity and Preparatory Review completed during the Spring of 2011, and third stage was the Educational Effectiveness Review completed during the Fall of 2012. 

The purpose of this Website is twofold: to inform the campus about reaccreditation plans
and progress, and to document the review process for WASC and the external reviewers.

The next comprehensive review of UCI by WASC will take place during the fall of 2021, followed by a site visit tentatively scheduled for the fall of 2022.  Prior to those dates, this website will be revised to report on the process for the UCI Community and to document it for WASC.

WASC Action Letter

March 11, 2013


UCI - WASC EER Team Report -Final

December 2012

The University community is invited to review the Final WASC EER Team Report and provide comments or suggestions by December 18, 2012.

Send comments to Rob Ameele (

Timeline for UCI's Reaccreditation

Institutional Proposal
Submitted: Nov 1, 2009
WASC Response: Dec 21, 2009
Capacity and Preparatory Review
Report Due: January 19, 2011
Site Visit: April 13-15, 2011
Educational Effectiveness Review
Report Due: July 18, 2012
Site Visit: October 10-12, 2012

Updated: March 12, 2013


Michael P. Clark

Co-Accreditation Liaison Officer
Vice Provost for Academic Planning

Sharon V. Salinger

Co-Accreditation Liaison Officer
Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education


University of California, Irvine

Irvine, CA 92697
(949) 824-5011

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