MSCHE Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be a global concern, and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has received a number of inquiries about its operations. MSCHE understands that this is a difficult time for institutions and is committed to working with all impacted MSCHE members. Get the latest updates at

MSCHE 2020 Annual Conference Cancelled

It is with much sadness that we announce the cancellation of the Annual Conference originally scheduled from Dec. 2-4, 2020, in Philadelphia. While we regret that we will not be able to gather with our friends and colleagues at our premier event, this is the right decision for the safety, health, and well-being of everyone involved. Learn more.


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Revised Policies Cover Teach-Out Plans and Record Retention

These newly revised policies and accompanying procedures were effective September 1, 2020. The documents can currently be found in the Browse Policies and Procedures section of the MSCHE website. Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Policy and Procedures: The policy and procedures underwent a technical amendment...

FAQs For COVID-Related Distance Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has published a Frequently Asked Questions for COVID-Related Distance Education (DE-FAQs) page to support those institutions that have been granted a temporary waiver of the Commission’s Substantive Change Policy and Procedures to offer programs through distance...

MSCHE Joins C-RAC in Advocating for More Funds in COVID Relief Package

In a letter to congressional leaders, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education joined members of the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC) in urging additional support in the next COVID relief package to support quality postsecondary opportunities for students and bolster the...

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