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UC Merced - Accreditation and WASC information

Welcome to UC Merced’s Accreditation website. Here you will find complete information related to UC Merced’s accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

In July 2018, UC Merced’s accreditation by WSCUC was reaffirmed for a 10-year period, the maximum term possible. The Commission Action Letter conveying UC Merced’s accreditation is here. The letter includes both the commission’s commendations and recommendations for campus action, including preparation for an interim report due November 1, 2021.

The commission’s decision was informed by the report of the review team, that conducted the Accreditation Visit to UC Merced from February 26 to March 1, 2018, and by UC Merced’s Institutional Report for Reaffirmation, submitted to WSCUC on July 25, 2017. A full description of the reaffirmation process, including links to relevant documents, can be found here.

UC Merced appreciates the guidance provided by the review team and the commission in support of the campus’s continued development.

Chancellor Dorothy Leland


UC Merced Accreditation Liaision Officer
Laura E. Martin
Executive Director, Academic Senate

The University of California, Merced is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA, 94501, Phone: 510.748.9001.