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California Preparatory College (CPC) is not yet accredited by any accrediting body, but is seeking accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). Accreditation as a system of voluntary, non-governmental self-regulation and peer review is unique to American educational institutions. It is a system by which an institution evaluates itself in accordance with standards of good practice regarding goals and objectives; the appropriateness, sufficiency, and utilization of resources; the usefulness, integrity, and effectiveness of its processes; and the extent to which it is achieving its intended outcomes. It is a process by which accreditors provide students, the public, and each other with assurances of institutional integrity, quality, and effectiveness. Accreditation is intended to encourage institutions to plan for institutional improvement in quality and effectiveness.

Each institution affiliated with the ACCJC accepts the obligation to undergo a cycle of periodic evaluation through institutional self evaluation and professional peer review. The heart of this obligation is conducting a rigorous self evaluation during which an institution appraises itself against the Accreditation Standards in terms of its stated institutional purposes.

Currently, CPC is in the process of submitting its application to ACCJC and until accreditation is achieved, will work on a case by case basis to transfer credits to other colleges. CPC also has articulation agreements with several regionally accredited schools whereby such schools accept the transfer of CPC credits. All accreditation status changes and the progress towards achieving accreditation with ACCJC will be communicated to its students and to the public via its catalog and website.

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