NWCCU Application

September 10th, 2013

The Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI) is in the process of expanding its accreditation regionally with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Having begun the process of seeking eligibility in 2012, the NWCCU has reviewed and approved BGI as a viable Applicant for regional accreditation. The next step of this ongoing process includes an institutional self-evaluation culminating in an actual site visit by a NWCCU evaluation committee selected from peers across the region.

The site visit will occur on November 13-15, 2013. The evaluation committee will operate from BGI’s Seattle campus at 220 Second Avenue South in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. The committee will also visit the IslandWood campus on Bainbridge Island on November 14, 2013. Their review of the self-evaluation and actual visit of the institutional facilities, staff, faculty, and students will determine their recommendation to the NWCCU on official acceptance as a Candidate for regional accreditation. If approved as a Candidate, BGI will have up to five years to demonstrate achieving the institutional stability necessary to fully qualify for regional accreditation.

BGI invites public comments and inquiries regarding our pursuit of regional accreditation to be sent directly to the NWCCU. Please send those comments by October 13, 2013 to:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Ave NE
Redmond, WA  98052
Phone 425 558 4224

For any questions, contact Bethany Lindsey or Lynn Braun at BGI:
Bainbridge Graduate Institute
220 Second Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone 206 855 9559