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Accreditation

A quality education is the foundation of every career.

Accreditation

Accreditation is the mark of a solid foundation.

It is a status granted to an institution that meets or exceeds specific criteria of educational quality as defined by the accrediting agency.  It can be an important factor—both for students selecting a school, and for employers deciding which graduates to hire.

The purposes of the accreditation process are to engage peers within the higher education community to assess and suggest enhancements of the educational quality of an institution, to assure consistency in institutional operations, to promote institutional improvement and to provide for public accountability and transparency.

Accreditation is a deliberate, thorough and voluntary process. Accrediting agencies assess compliance with their published academic and administrative standards and look for a continuous commitment to striving for excellence by the institutions they accredit.

For students, parents, and employers, accreditation serves as an indicator that an institution is committed to delivering a quality education by providing an external and objective endorsement of instructional quality.

NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT WEST COAST UNIVERSITY

The transferability of credits you earn at West Coast University is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree earned at West Coast University is also at the complete discretion of the accepting institution.  If the credits or degree that is earned at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which transfer is sought, the accepting institution may require the student to repeat some or all coursework at their institution. For this reason, students should make certain that attendance at this institution meets their educational goals, regardless of transferability of credit. Students are advised to contact an institution to which they may seek to transfer after attending West Coast University to determine if West Coast University credits, degrees, diplomas or certificates will transfer.

What is Accreditation?

Did you know that West Coast University is accredited? Accreditation serves as the seal of approval for a quality education. It indicates that a University has fulfilled the rigorous standards put forth by an accrediting agency. WCU has both regional and programmatic accreditations.