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Historical Documents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