Fielding Graduate University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
WASC Senior College and University Commission
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Fielding’s School of Psychology offers the only accredited clinical psychology doctoral program using a distributed delivery model. The program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA Commission on Accreditation, 750 First St. NE, Washington, DC 20002, 202.336.5979). The clinical psychology program received initial accreditation by the APA in 1991.
Continuing Education Approvals
Fielding Graduate University is approved by the following to offer continuing education:
- American Psychological Association (Fielding Graduate University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Fielding Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.)
Beginning July 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education regulations to improve the integrity of programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA), as amended (the “Program Integrity Rule”), took effect. The Program Integrity Rule requires, among other things, that each college or university authorized to offer postsecondary education in one or more States ensure access to a complaint process that will permit student consumers to address the following:
- Alleged violations of State consumer protection laws that include but are not limited to fraud and false advertising;
- Alleged violations of State laws or rules relating to the licensure of postsecondary institutions; and
- Complaints relating to the quality of education or other State or accreditation requirements.
Fielding Graduate University is committed to maintaining a University environment in which its members can live and work in an atmosphere of acceptance, civility and mutual respect for the rights, duties and sensibilities of each individual. Occasionally, however, complaints or concerns arise, the timely resolution of which is important to maintaining the desired University atmosphere. The University will treat each complaint or concern seriously, and attempts to resolve issues quickly and effectively using internal processes.
We urge students to utilize the methods of complaint resolution published in the university catalog. However, in the event that students believe they have been unfairly treated or have issues with the University that cannot be resolved by the methods outlined in the University’s publications, they have the right to contact our accreditation agency – (PDF), Department of Education Ombudsmen and/or various state and other governmental agencies.
State Complaint Processes
As our primary offices are based in California, a student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education using the contact information below or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s internet web site (https://www.bppe.ca.gov/enforcement/complaint.shtml).
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Phone: (916) 431-6959
Toll Free: (888) 370-7589
Main Fax: (916) 263-1897
Below is a listing of state higher education regulatory information and complaint contact information for individual states if those states require such contact information be published. It should not be construed as a complete list of states/agencies regulating Fielding Graduate University. Through the relevant agencies or Attorneys General Offices, complaints can be accepted regardless of whether Fielding Graduate University is required to be registered in that jurisdiction. Fielding Graduate University has made a reasonable effort to ensure that this list is accurate.
State Higher Education Regulatory Information