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.)
University Complaint and Grievance Process
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 grievance 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.
Resolution Options Outside of the University
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
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
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission
An individual may also file a complaint with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission at the following link: https://wascsenior.box.com/shared/static/qlfs91c4lujckblp2puy.pdf.
Office of Civil Rights
If you believe you have been discriminated or retaliated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age, you may file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights at the following link: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html
Students who have an unresolved complaint about Financial Aid, may submit a complaint to the Department of Education Office of Federal Student Aid at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/contact/feedback
State-by-State Consumer Protection Agencies
Students who live in a state other than California may also contact their State Consumer Protection Agency. Below is a listing of state higher education regulatory agencies 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