UC Davis has been fully accredited since 1954 by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), our regional accreditation agency. This accreditation was reaffirmed in 2003 following a multi-year, self-study process that formally engaged the campus in institution-wide reflection on capacity and educational effectiveness. Being accredited means the campus has met rigorous standards for quality, capacity and effectiveness. Accreditation confers a variety of benefits, especially access to federal financial aid resources.
Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Carolyn de la Peña, serves as the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) between UC Davis and the WASC Senior Commission. She is responsible for assuring that UC Davis is committed to honest and open communication with the Commission, to undertaking the accreditation review process with seriousness and candor, and to abiding by Commission policies and procedures, including all substantive change policies.
Current Review Schedule
October 2012 to March 2013: Preparation of Report
March 4, 2013: Institutional Reaccreditation Report submitted to WASC
May 13, 2013: Offsite Review
April 9-11, 2014: Onsite Accreditation Visit
April 9-10, 2014
The WASC review team wants to hear from as many members of the UC Davis community as possible and has requested open forum conversations with students, faculty, and staff.
Please see the Community Forums page for details and to register.