Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education: Requirements of Affiliation and Standards for Accreditation
The "Characteristics" apply to those institutions conducting follow-up activities through April 1, 2018, with Commission action in June 2018. Unless otherwise directed by the Commission to use "Characteristics", all institutions should use the "Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation" for all other accreditation activities.

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Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation
The Commission's accreditation standards and requirements of affiliation are effective for all MSCHE institutions that have self-studies due during the 2017-2018 academic year or later and for any follow-up or other reports due after April 1, 2018. This latest version of the Commission's requirements was approved by member institutions during Fall 2014 and updated for clarification and minor editorial changes in May 2015 and November 2015.

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