Current Accreditation Documents and Guides

Scripps College completed its most recent reaffirmation of accreditation cycle in March 2023. Here are pertinent questions and documents that provide more information about that process.

What kind of reaffirmation process did Scripps College most recently engage in?

Scripps College participated in the Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation (TPR), a novel, alternate, similarly rigorous, and theme-based approach to accreditation. Here are WSCUC (our accrediting body) guidelines for the TPR and Frequently Asked Questions that give more information about accreditation altogether. The foundation for WSCUC accreditation is described in their 2013 Handbook of Accreditation, including Core Commitments, Standards of Accreditation, and Criteria for Review (CFRs). While our most recent reaffirmation process was directed by the 2013 standards, WSCUC recently adopted new standards of accreditation, the 2022 WSCUC Standardsthat will be implemented starting fall 2024.

What was the framework for Scripps College self-study?

Here is the Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation proposal that guided our process of critical self-reflection.

At what stage in the process is Scripps College?

Scripps College has completed the current reaffirmation of accreditation process, with our next step being an interim status report in March 2025.

Following this most recent accreditation process we celebrate our accomplishments; at the same time reflecting on, planning, implementing actions, and continuing progress in areas that we can enhance. The timeline document summarizes Scripps’ most recent reaffirmation of accreditation process.

On September 7, 2022, Scripps’ Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation of reaccreditation (TPR) report was submitted to our accrediting body WSCUC, and from November 16-18, 2022, Scripps College hosted our external TPR review team. Scripps faculty, staff, students, and Board of Trustee community members engaged in thoughtful conversations with the team. Scripps received the lfinal TPR review team’s report January 2023, and an institutional team including Scripps’ President, senior staff members, and our accreditation liaison officer met virtually with a WSCUC Commission panel late February 2023 to discuss any additional questions that emerged for the panel. On March 17, 2023 WSCUC sent Scripps an action letter of successful reaffirmation of accreditation, including future steps, and institutional commendations and recommendations.