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.


DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore 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 The Institute'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.
  • 2005: DigiPen* was granted a renewal of accreditation by ACCSC.
  • 2010: DigiPen* received ACCSC approval which allows DigiPen (Singapore) to disclose in its advertising that it is a branch campus of DigiPen* Institute of Technology.
  • 2011: DigiPen (Singapore) was granted accreditation by ACCSC as a branch campus of the main school located in Redmond, Washington,USA.
  • 2013: DigiPen (Singapore) was granted a renewal of accreditation by ACCSC.
  • 2014: DigiPen (Singapore) was granted approval for its first joint degree program with Singapore Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems).
  • 2015: DigiPen (Singapore) was granted approval for its change of location to its current facility by ACCSC.

For more information:

Redmond, WA Campus Accreditation History

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

*Please note that any references to "DigiPen", not "DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore", refer only to the main campus in Redmond, WA.