What is accreditation and why is it important for transfer credit?
Accreditation is when a governing body gives credit or recognition to an educational institution who meets specific standards of quality and performance. College of Western Idaho is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and uses the standards of the accrediting associations below to check and accept college-level credits and grades earned by transfer students:
- Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges
- Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
- Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE)
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC)
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission (WASC-SCUC)