California State University Channel Islands (CI) is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001. CI was granted initial accreditation for seven years effective May 19, 2007.

WASC Seven Year Accreditation Letter (PDF, 170KB)

Accreditation Reaffirmation

California State University Channel Islands (CI) is currently engaged in the WASC accreditation reaffirmation process.  The self-study report will be submitted by August 7, 2014, the Offsite Review call is scheduled for October 30, 2014, and the Accreditation Visit is scheduled for April 8-10, 2015.  CI has created two types of teams to accomplish this process, compliance and essay. 

Compliance Teams consist of two people, who will be assigned one of the WASC’s 48 compliance areas.  The assigned compliance area will not be in the team members’ area of expertise.  The team will interview relevant people and electronically submit: a URL that demonstrates that we have met the compliance area; the name (s), title, and email contact for the person/people responsible for your selected compliance area; a short description on how the person(s) insure that the selected compliance area is student centered; and a short description on how the person(s) insure that innovation and continuous improvement infused into the compliance area. 

Essay Teams will research and draft essays for the self-study report.  Essay topics include Response to Previous Commission Actions and Recommendations, Undergraduate Degree, Graduate Degree, Student Success, and Sustainability.  Teams vary in size, and include faculty, staff, administrators, students, and community partners.

Volunteers are always welcome.  For more information on the WASC accreditation reaffirmation process and volunteer opportunities, contact Amy Wallace, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs – Continuous Improvement at

Key Accreditation Documents: