Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Policies, Guidelines & Procedures

Policies Under Review

MSCHE reviews various policies on an ongoing basis and seeks input from member institutions on Commission-proposed changes.


Call for Comments

Currently, there are no policies available for comment.


Policies for Approval

At its meeting on June 22, 2017, the Commission voted to approve the following policies. The Chief Executive Officer of each member institution has been sent a ballot for membership vote. The ballot will remain open until October 16, 2017. Each member institution is allowed one vote.

Communication in the Accreditation Process

In order to eliminate duplication and confusion, several MSCHE policies were reviewed and merged. Formerly titled Public Communication in the Accreditation Process, this single document combines the relevant content of Public Communication in the Accreditation Process, Notification of Accreditation Decisions, and Commission Reporting to the U.S. Department of Education.

Published Information 

Formerly titled Advertising, Student Recruitment, and Representation of Accredited Status, this document focuses more specifically on the institution's provision of published information to its constituents. The section on Student Recruitment has been removed from this policy and will be considered separately.


Questions can be addressed to Mary Beth Kait, Senior Director for Accreditation Policy, at policy@msche.org.