Monday, May 10, 2010

California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education


The California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education maintains a list of closed institutions with contact information for location of academic records.

If a state-approved institution closes, California law requires the institution to arrange for the storage and safekeeping in California of all transcripts. The length of retention varies by type of institution. If the institution granted degrees, the transcripts must be maintained for 50 years. If it was a vocational institution, the transcripts must be maintained for 5 years. The repository for the records is decided on a case-by-case basis. To learn more about closed institutions, transcripts, the custodian of records, or additional information about schools approved by the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), you may contact the Bureau at:
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Phone: (916) 574-7720