Historical Documents

Earning Initial Accreditation is a multi-year endeavor, consisting of three formal reviews:

The hyperlinks above (and to the left) provide access to materials for each stage of UC Merced’s progress toward Initial Accreditation.  The timeline for earning Initial Accreditation is outlined below. 
 

Timeline for Achieving Accreditation

December 2002
 
Application for Accreditation Eligibility
 
April 2003
 
Eligibility Approved
 
March 2005
 
Letter of Intent to Apply for Candidacy
 
December 2005
 
Submitted Capacity and Preparatory Report for Candidacy
 
March 9-11, 2006
 
Capacity and Preparatory Review Site Visit
 
August 2, 2006
 
Submitted Educational Effectiveness Report for Candidacy
 
April 4-6, 2007
 
Educational Effectiveness Review Site Visit
 
July 2007
 
Candidacy for Accreditation Approved
 
August 1, 2008
 
Submitted Letter of Intent for Initial Accreditation
 
July 7, 2009
 
Submitted Capacity and Preparatory Report for Initial Accreditation
 
Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2009
 
Capacity and Preparatory Review Site Visit
 
Dec. 14, 2010
 
Submitted Educational Effectiveness Review Report
 
Mar. 8-10, 2011
 
Educational Effectiveness Review Site Visit
 
July 2011
 
Initial Accreditation Granted