Statement of Accreditation Status

Sarah Lawrence College

  • CEO: Dr. Cristle Judd, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mr. Zachary Elder
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Idna Corbett, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus » Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1937
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2022

Contact Information

One Meadway
Bronxville, NY 10708

(914) 337-0700

www.slc.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • June 25, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission’s request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • February 20, 2020
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due May 1, 2020, addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for current and future compliance with Standard IV: Support of the Student Experience. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • November 15, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 22, 2017
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2018, documenting (1) further evidence of organized and systematic assessments which evaluate the extent of student achievement of institutional and program level goals and (2) that assessment results are used for the improvement of educational effectiveness (Standard V). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 25, 2015
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • June 26, 2014
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To request a progress report due April 1, 2015 documenting (1) steps taken to further improve the institution’s short- and long-term financial viability including submission of updated cash and financial projections for the next five years. (Standard 3); (2) further evidence of the establishment of student learning outcomes at the institutional level, and evidence that student learning assessment results are being used to improve teaching and learning. (Standard 14) The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • November 21, 2013
    To note that the monitoring report due September 1, 2013 has been received. Following a small team visit, the monitoring report will be acted upon at the March 2014 Commission meeting. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • March 7, 2013
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution of the request for a monitoring report, due September 1, 2013, documenting (1) steps taken to strengthen the institution's finances (Standard 3); (2) articulation of institutional learning outcomes, (3) implementation of an organized and sustained process to assess the achievement of institutional student learning outcomes, including direct evidence of student learning, and (4) evidence that student learning assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). A small team visit may follow submission of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2013, documenting (1) steps taken to strengthen the institution's finances (Standard 3); (2) articulation of institutional learning outcomes, (3) implementation of an organized and sustained process to assess the achievement of institutional student learning outcomes, including direct evidence of student learning, and (4) evidence that student learning assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss Commission expectations. A small team visit may follow submission of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-17.
  • Distance Education
    Not approved for this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Other Instructional Site
    Sarah Lawrence College at Oxford
    Wadham College Parks Road Oxford, OX1 3PN ENGLAND
    United Kingdom
  • Other Instructional Site
    Sarah Lawrence College in Paris
    Reid Hall 4 rue de Chevreuse 75006, Paris France
    France

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