About Accreditation


College of the Sequoias embraces accreditation as an ongoing process designed to promote educational quality and institutional effectiveness.

College of the Sequoias is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 10 Commercial Boulevard, 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: www.accjc.org.

The COS Accreditation Site Visit will be October 1-4, 2018!

Don't miss the Pre-Accreditation Drawing and Party - Wednesday, September 26 from 3-3:45pm
Click here for more information.

 

Take a Basics Course in Accreditation

ACCJC's online Accreditation Basics Course is designed to provide a basic overview of the systems for accrediting institutions of higher education in the United States and the specific standards by which accreditation is awarded in the Western Region. Get to know what the visiting team will be looking for and find out what to expect during our site visit in October!

 



Complaints against Member Institutions
Students and members of the public who desire to file a formal complaint to the Commission about one of its member institutions should become familiar with the requirements for doing so prior to contacting the Commission. Following is the Commission’s Policy on Student and Public Complaints Against Institutions which will explains the issues the Commission can address through its complaint process and the procedures for filing a complaint. Go to Complaint Process.
The Policy on Student and Public Complaints Against Institutions may be found at: Student and Public Complaints Against Institutions.
The complaint form may be found at Complaints against member institutions .
Complaints against the Commission
Individuals who wish to file a formal complaint to the Commission about the ACCJC should become familiar with the requirements for doing so prior to contacting the Commission. Following is the Commission’s Policy on Complaints Against the ACCJC which explains the issues the Commission can address through its complaint process and the procedures for filing a complaint. Go to Complaint Process.
The Policy on Complaints Against the ACCJC may be found at: Policy on Review Complaints Against the ACCJC (Rev-Sept-2016).
The complaint form may be found at Complaints against the ACCJC .
Third Party Comments
Individuals who wish to make comments on the institutions that are undergoing review in the current semester and that are being considered by the Commission at its next meeting, should use the Third Party Comments Form and be sure to include their name, address, phone number, and email address. The comments must be received five weeks before the scheduled Commission meeting. Go to Complaint Process.
The Third Part Comment form may be found at: Third party comments.
 
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Last Updated: 9/18/2018 9:26 AM