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Each institution is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges accept the obligation to undergo a cycle of periodic evaluation through institutional self-evaluation and external peer review, assessing themselves on meeting eligibility requirements, accreditation standards, and commission policies in terms of their stated purposes.

The cycle of evaluation requires a comprehensive self-evaluation every six years following initial accreditation and a visit by an external team of peers. The cycle includes a mandatory midterm report in the third year as well as any other reports requested by the Commission. All reports beyond the comprehensive self-study may be followed by a visit by Commission representatives.

Reaccreditation Fall 2019

This page provides information about the people, processes, and tasks related to the reaffirmation of Grossmont and Cuyamaca College by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges/Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC). The site visit by representatives of ACCJC/WASC to determine whether the colleges will be reaccredited is scheduled for Fall 2019.

The primary undertaking to prepare for the ACCJC/WASC visit is the preparation of an Institutional Self-Evaluation Report (ISER). The self-study report is based on historical and contemporary information about the operations of Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges. It also contains analyses and recommendations regarding those operations that demonstrate institutional commitment to continue quality improvement.

The website provides access to a variety of resources important to the construction of the accreditation report of the two colleges in the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District.


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