Merced College was placed on a "warning status" by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges this month after the commission met and reviewed a comprehensive evaluation of the college in June.
The college has to make improvements in three areas: program review; planning and resource allocation; and governing board development. It has until March 15 to submit a report addressing the commission's concerns.
A warning is issued when an institution doesn't meet one or more of the commission's four standards.
The commission does an accreditation evaluation every six years for colleges and universities.