Accreditation & Affiliation

The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts is currently operating as a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education,

At its June 2016 meeting, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges reviewed and accepted the Eligibility Report submitted by The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts. Under Commission rules, acceptance of an Eligibility Report does not establish a formal relationship between the Commission and the college. Inquiries about accreditation should be made to the Commission office: ACCJC, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234.

Please refer to the Academic Catalog regarding non-accredited degree limitations.

North Central Michigan College Affiliation

The faculty, staff and Board of Directors of The Young Americans have a long-standing commitment to providing our students with the very best learning experiences. It has always been our goal to offer accredited units that are transferable and enable students to be eligible for financial aid and student loans. This is currently possible through an affiliation between The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts and North Central Michigan College (NCMC).

Through the NCMC affiliation, students enrolled in The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts’ Associate of Arts in Performance program can concurrently enroll in courses and work towards earning an Associate’s in General Studies degree through NCMC. Students will not duplicate courses; all courses will be taught by Young Americans faculty and all classes will take place in our California classrooms or online.

Read more about the benefits and requirements of our partnership.


The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts has submitted its Institutional Self-Evaluation Report in support of an application for candidacy. Accordingly, the candidacy evaluation site-visit is scheduled for October 2-5, 2017. Prior to the site-visit, ACCJC is accepting third party comments about the quality and effectiveness of YACPA academic programs and student support services. All comments must be received by August 28th, 2017 and should be submitted directly to ACCJC through the following form:

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2014 Resources