ACCREDITATION POLICY APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF CALIFORNIA PREPARATORY COLLEGE
California Preparatory College (CPC) is not yet accredited by any accrediting body, but is seeking accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). Accreditation as a system of voluntary, non-governmental self-regulation and peer review is unique to American educational institutions. It is a system by which an institution evaluates itself in accordance with standards of good practice regarding goals and objectives; the appropriateness, sufficiency, and utilization of resources; the usefulness, integrity, and effectiveness of its processes; and the extent to which it is achieving its intended outcomes. It is a process by which accreditors provide students, the public, and each other with assurances of institutional integrity, quality, and effectiveness. Accreditation is intended to encourage institutions to plan for institutional improvement in quality and effectiveness.
Each institution affiliated with the ACCJC accepts the obligation to undergo a cycle of periodic evaluation through institutional self evaluation and professional peer review. The heart of this obligation is conducting a rigorous self evaluation during which an institution appraises itself against the Accreditation Standards in terms of its stated institutional purposes.
Currently, CPC is in the process of its institutional review which is required before becoming accredited with ACCJC . The ACCJC has reviewed and accepted the Eligibility Report submitted by CPC. Under ACCJC rules, acceptance of an Eligibility Report does not establish a formal relationship between the Commission and the college. Inquiries about accreditation should be made to the Commission office: ACCJC, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234.
Until accreditation is achieved, the college will work on a case by case basis to transfer credits to other colleges. CPC also has articulation agreements with several regionally accredited schools whereby such schools accept the transfer of CPC credits. All accreditation status changes and the progress towards achieving accreditation with ACCJC will be communicated to its students and to the public via its catalog and website.
CALIFORNIA BUREAU FOR PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
California Preparatory College is a not for profit California corporation and the College and its approved programs are licensed to operate by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education. The Bureau’s website can be found at www.bppe.ca.gov. CPC’s approval to operate as a private postsecondary school in the State of California is based on provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009, which was effective January 1, 2010. The Act is administered by the Bureau under the Department of Consumer Affairs.
Notice to Prospective Degree Program Students (5 CCR §71775):
This institution is provisionally approved by the BPPE to offer degree programs. To continue to offer this degree program, this institution must meet the following requirements:
• Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.
• Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by October 25, 2020 and full accreditation by October 25, 2023.
If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:
• Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
• Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund.
An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended.
As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review our catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet and the other links below.
Current Annual report will be available on our site by Mid-December when approved.