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    Saybrook University
  Mar 02, 2021
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

Accreditation and Authorizations


Saybrook University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), a regional accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and by the State of California.

Western Association of Schools and Colleges
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: 510.748.9001
Fax: 510.748.9797

Saybrook participates in a regularly scheduled re-accreditation process conducted by the WSCUC.

Specialized Accreditations

The MA in Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) effective July 2018. The program is accredited through October, 2026. More information about CACREP accreditation is available here.

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA  22314
phone (703) 535-5990

Approved Programs

Some of Saybrook’s degree programs, or course sequences within a degree program, have been approved by organizations that certify professionals in a particular field. The institution’s approved programs are listed below. By satisfying the required coursework of the IWC program, students are eligible to earn a Certificate in Integrative Wellness Coaching.  This certificate program is approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF) for 88 hours of coach training. The M.A. in Integrative Wellness Coaching is an Approved Health and Wellness Coach Training & Education Program by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC).

State Authorizations

For current information on where Saybrook University is currently authorized, licensed, registered, exempt or not subject to approval, please visit


Saybrook University is an affiliate of the non-profit TCS Education System (TCS), which features a network of fellow non-profit institutions, each backed by a model of education that prepares socially responsible professionals in applied fields such as education, psychology, healthcare, and the law. Other TCS affiliates include Pacific Oaks College and Children’s School, Dallas Nursing Institute, The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law, and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Learn more at

Right to Change Requirements

The Saybrook Academic Catalog details the policies and procedures for all programs offered by the University. Saybrook reserves the right to make alterations to the Catalog and the policies and procedures within as deemed necessary by the University. Changes may also be necessitated by regulatory requirements, accreditation guidelines, or licensure standards. Changes may include but are not limited to curriculum, academic policies, administrative policies, procedures, and costs. Notice is not required for a new policy to take effect; however, Saybrook will make reasonable attempts to notify students promptly of any policy changes through communication methods deemed appropriate by Saybrook officials. In the event that Saybrook plans to change a program such that it will impact a student’s graduation requirements, students affected will be notified.

Faculty, Administration, and Governing Board Information

As an independent non-profit school, final authority for all matters is vested in the Board of Trustees. Dr. Nathan Long is the President of the school. The board delegates to the President responsibility for daily operations of the institution. A list of the names of the school’s senior leadership may be found here. A list of the names of the governing board of Saybrook University may be found here. A list of faculty may be found here.

Student Consumer Information: Higher Education Opportunity Act

Prospective and current students can locate important information about Saybrook University on the Student Consumer Information page on the University website. This page is designed to assist consumers make a more informed decision about their education options. Under the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), Saybrook University is required to make this information available to current and prospective students. If you wish to obtain a hard copy of any of the documents, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 415-394-5350.

You may also visit the U.S. Department of Education HEOA website. For your convenience, this webpage contains links that will direct you to the appropriate websites or information required.

Student Outcomes

Graduation Rates and Retention Rates can be found at: