UPAS is a private institution that is approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval means that the institution follows the California Private Postsecondary Act of 2009.

Notice to Prospective Degree Program Students:

This institution is provisionally approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer degree programs. To continue to offer this degree program, this institution must meet the following requirements:

  • Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one- degree program.
  • Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by Nov 20, 2017, and full accreditation by November 20, 2023.

If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:

  • Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
  • Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund.

An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended.

Institutional Representative Initials:__________ Student Initials:_____________


Date: Date:

Any questions a student may have that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
1747 North Market, Suite 225
Sacramento, CA 95834

Phone: (916) 574-8900
Toll Free: (888) 370-7589
Fax: (916) 263-1897

Website: www.bppe.ca.gov
E-mail: bppe@dca.ca.gov