Higher Learning Commission

Commission Policies Affecting Institutional Affiliation

The Commission Policies are organized into the following sections:

Section One: Criteria and Requirements

Establishing Institutional Eligibility

Criteria for Accreditation

Assumed Practices

Section Two: Policies Required by Federal Regulation

Section Three: Institutional Policies

Implementation of HLC Criteria and Requirements

Requirements for Affiliation

Process for Reaffirmation

Decision-Making Bodies and Processes

Sanctions, Adverse Actions, and Appeals

Maintenance and Monitoring

Commission Information

Section Four: Commission Policies

Commission Obligations

Commission Staff

Relationships with External Agencies

Section Five: Commitment to Peer Review

Section Six: Policy Adoption and Review

Appendix A: Sunset Criteria for Accreditation

Appendix B: Implementation Note for the Pathways for Reaffirmation

Appendix C: Policies to be sunset once the Pathways transition is complete


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Section CRRT: Criteria and Requirements

Chapter A: Establishing Institutional Eligibility

Part 10: General


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