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Loma Linda University

Loma Linda University is accredited as a degree-granting institution by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The programs of the schools are accredited by the appropriate accrediting agencies, and graduates are eligible to take the qualifying examinations of the respective state and national licensing or registration bodies and to join professional organizations. Details of accreditations are given in the individual programs and in Section VI of the University Catalog.

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) may be contacted at:

Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501

Phone: 510-748-9001

Website: www.wascweb.org

Email: wascsr@wascsenior.org

WASC is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.


Pathologists’ Assistant Program Accreditation

Accreditation is a long and complicated process. Preliminarily, the Pathologists’ Assistant program will be comprehensively reviewed by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) to achieve “Serious Applicant Status” prior to the graduation of the first class. This designation makes the program’s graduates eligible to take the national certification exam administered by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

NAACLS is the premier accreditation for Pathologists’ Assistant programs. Strict standards required for this accreditation ensure a quality education and preparation for the certification examination and competence in the field as a Pathologists’ Assistant. The Loma Linda University School of Medicine Pathologists’ Assistant program will adhere to those standards to produce high quality and competent Pathologists’ Assistants.

For further information, please visit http://www.naacls.org or contact:

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Rd.
Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119