Accreditation and BPPE

CALIFORNIA PREPARATORY COLLEGE ACCREDITATION – Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges

California Preparatory College (CPC) has received Candidate Accreditation status from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). Credits and degrees earned by a Candidate institution are considered to be from an accredited institution. 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.


CPC is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at:


Candidate for Accreditation is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Commission initially awarded for two years. Candidacy is not preaccreditation and does not assure eventual accreditation. Candidacy is a formal affiliation status granted to institutions that have successfully undergone an Eligibility review as well as a comprehensive evaluation process using the Accreditation Standards, including preparation of an Institutional Self Evaluation Report and a review by a peer review team. Candidacy is granted when the institution demonstrates the ability – as it continues to develop – to fully meet all the Accreditation Standards and Commission policies within the two-year Candidate period. Credits and degrees earned by a Candidate institution are considered to be from an accredited institution.


ACCJC January 27, 2020 Approval Letter

Peer Review Team Report, November 25, 2019



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 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.


Annual Report

Current Annual report will be available on our site by Mid-December when approved.

2016 Annual Report

Please click on the following link for previous annual reports.