Accreditation

Formally recognized for standards of quality

FIDM is accredited by both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Accreditation

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is a proprietary college incorporated under the laws of the State of California. The Associate of Arts programs are accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 415.506.0234, 10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204, Novato, CA, 94949, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. FIDM's art and design programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), 703.437.0700, 11250 Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190. The Bachelor of Science in Business Management (B.S.) Program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 510.748.9001, 985 Atlantic Avenue #100, Alameda, CA 94501.

You can view or download the following documents pertaining to FIDM accreditation:

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) FIDM Action Letter - describes our WASC re-accreditation as a junior college

Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (ACSCU) FIDM Action Letter - describes our WASC re-accreditation as a senior college

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Report of Institutional Actions - describes which colleges were re-accredited, which were not, actions, etc.

ACCJC 2012 FIDM Special Report - Responses to Recommendations

FIDM Accreditation Announcement - accreditation announcement from FIDM President

Non-Discrimination Policy

FIDM, in compliance with Civil Rights Legislation, does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability in its educational programs or employment practices. Inquiries may be directed to the Affirmative Action Office at 213.624.1200 x3000.

Approved for Veterans and Vocational Rehabilitation

FIDM is approved by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education for the training of veterans and for qualified students certified by the California Vocational Rehabilitation Administration.

International Students

FIDM is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. For more information, see the F-1 Visa - International Students section of this handbook.

Instructional Programs

FIDM certifies that all courses numbered 1000 and higher are collegiate level and recommends acceptance for transfer to the California State Universities and other universities and colleges.