Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College are accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Each college affiliated with ACCJC must undergo periodic evaluation of their programs and services through self study and peer review in a six year cycle. The most recent evaluation occurred in fall 2010. In February 2011, both colleges received a letter from the ACCJC placing them on warning status with six recommendations to be addressed by the district. These issues were addressed and aA follow-up report addressing the ACCJC's concerns was submitted on October 15, 2011. On February 3, 2012, the colleges were notified that warning status had been removed and accreditation was re-affirmed. The colleges will be required to submit follow-up reports on October 15, 2012, that address continued progress on recommendations 1 (District wide planning), 2 (Resource allocation), and 6 (Communication). The report will be followed with a visit by ACCJC staff.
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