UoPeople is approved to operate by the State of California and is approved by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) to award degrees. The California BPPE issued its approval for UoPeople to award degrees, including the awarding of degrees through distance education, on August 5, 2011, for a period of 5 years.
At present, University of the People is not an accredited institution. The University is in the process of applying for accreditation from an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. At this time, no assurances can be given as to when, or if, accreditation might be granted.
Please note: Unless and until UoPeople attains accreditation, other academic institutions may refuse to accept UoPeople academic credits on a transfer basis. Whether or not UoPeople credits are accepted for transfer is solely up to the discretion of the receiving institution.