Feds: No Extension to City College of San Francisco Accreditation Deadline

City College of San Francisco won't get an extension for this project -- what could be the troubled community college's final exam.

CCSF, the biggest community college in California, won't get more time to meet objectives for accreditation past a July 31 deadline, according to reports.

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges told U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who had attempted to intervene on the school's behalf, that the deadline to meet 350 areas of improvement is set in stone, the San Francisco Examiner reported.

The school is "85 percent" towards meeting the "objectives" for fixing its affairs, the newspaper reported, but giving it more time would be illegal under federal law, the accreditation body told Pelosi.

Brass at the federal Department of Education believed the accreditors could give CCSF an extension to get its accreditation situation sorted out.

Pelosi, for her part, believes it would be "destructive" to not give CCSF more time, the newspaper reported.

However, even if the accrediting commission chooses to remove CCSF's accreditation in July, the move would be "moot," the newspaper reported: the San Francisco city attorney has sued the commission.

A trial is set for the fall.

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