Welcome to Wesleyan's Accreditation Website

Wesleyan University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Every 10 years, institutions undergo a process of reaccreditation by NECHE. This process involves developing a comprehensive self-study in response to NECHE’s Standards for Accreditation, submission of institutional data, and an external review and report by a committee of experts drawn from peer institutions.

Wesleyan engaged in the self-study process in 2020-2022, and hosted a comprehensive evaluation campus visit in fall 2022. To view the most recent self-study, or current and past accreditation letters, previous self-studies, team reports, and official response letters from NECHE, please use the links on the left.

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status conferred by the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

New England Commission of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
(781) 425-7785

Distance Education Authorization

Wesleyan University is authorized to offer distance education programs through its participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). SARA is a voluntary agreement among member states that establishes comparable national standards for postsecondary distance education courses and programs.

In keeping with SARA guidelines, as well as other applicable legal requirements, distance learners are afforded certain rights and protections, including the ability to bring complaints regarding a distance-learning program.

Complaints related to any academic programs at Wesleyan, including distance education, should follow the Student Grievance Procedure outlined in Wesleyan’s General Regulations.  If a student is not satisfied with the institutional resolution of a complaint, distance education students from participating SARA states (currently all states except California) may contact the Connecticut Office of Higher Education (OHE), which is the state portal for SARA. OHE may be reached by phone at 860-947-1837, by email to Emily.Bjornberg@ct.gov, or by mail at Office of Higher Education, 450 Columbus Blvd, Suite 707, Hartford, CT 06103-1841. Distance education students who are located in a state that is not affiliated with SARA (currently only California) may contact the appropriate authority in their state of residence:

In writing:
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
PO Box 980818
W. Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

If you would like to register a complaint with NECHE, please follow the instructions on this page