Degree Authorization

In accordance with the Degree-Granting Institutions Act Regulations (WAC 250-61-060 (3)), DigiPen Institute of Technology is considered to be an eligible institution exempted from degree authorization requirements by the Washington Student Achievement Council effective November 1, 2012.

Accreditation

DigiPen Institute of Technology is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (“ACCSC”, or “the Commission”), a recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education. Important dates in DigiPen’s accreditation history are as follows:

  • 2002: DigiPen was granted initial accreditation by ACCSC, including the approval for the Real-Time Interactive Simulation (BS) degree program.
  • 2002: DigiPen received ACCSC approval for the Production Animation (BFA) degree program.
  • 2003: DigiPen received ACCSC approval for the Computer Engineering (BS) degree program.
  • 2005: DigiPen was granted a renewal of accreditation by ACCSC.
  • 2006: DigiPen was granted approval for its Master of Science in Computer Science degree program by ACCSC.
  • 2008: DigiPen was granted approval for its Game Design (BA) and Game Design (BS) degree programs by ACCSC.
  • 2010: DigiPen was granted approval for its relocation to its current facility by ACCSC.
  • 2010: DigiPen received ACCSC approval which allows DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore to disclose in its advertising that it is a branch campus of DigiPen Institute of Technology.
  • 2011: DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore was granted accreditation by ACCSC as a branch campus of the main school located in Redmond, Washington,USA.
  • 2011: DigiPen was granted approval for its Digital Arts (MFA) degree program by ACCSC.
  • 2012: DigiPen was granted approval for its Music and Sound Design (BA), and Engineering and Sound Design (BS) degree programs by ACCSC.

Any person desiring information about the accreditation requirements or the applicability of these requirements to the Institute may contact the ACCSC by mail at 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201, or by phone at (703) 247-4212. ACCSC's website address is www.accsc.org.


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