East Los Angeles College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org
2017 Follow-Up Report to the ACCJC
In October 2017, the College submitted the Follow-Up Report, addressing the three compliance recommendations made to the College and the eight compliance recommendations made to the District.
In January 2018, the ACCJC found that East Los Angeles College addressed its compliance recommendations, corrected deficiences, and currently meets all Standards. As such, the ACCJC has reaffirmed ELAC's accreditation for the remainder of the cycle. A Midterm Report is due March 15, 2020.
2016 Visit from the ACCJC
East Los Angeles College underwent a comprehensive review in March 2016. Based on the College’s Institutional Self Evaluation Report and accompanying evidence, the Report prepared by the visiting team, the written response submitted by the College, and the presentation made to the ACCJC by President Martinez, the Commission reaffirmed the College’s accreditation for 18 months with a follow-up report due on October 1, 2017. Reaffirmation for 18 months indicates the College is in substantial compliance with the Accreditation Standards.
Third-Party Comments to the ACCJC
A third-party comment may be submitted to the Commission at any time as it relates to the compliance of a member institution with Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies. Such comment must be submitted in writing, signed, and accompanied by the affiliation, return address and telephone number of the correspondent. Commission staff will review all third-party comments to assess its applicability to Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies. Institutions will be provided with an opportunity to review applicable third-party comments.
Individuals who wish to make comments on the institutions that are undergoing review in the current semester and that are being considered by the Commission at its next meeting, should use the Third Party Comment Form and be sure to include their name, address, phone number, and email address. The comments must be received five weeks before the scheduled Commission meeting.
For more information and to access the Third Party Comment Form click here.
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