Policy and Procedures

Voting on Revised Standards Ends January 27

Voting on the revisions to the 2014 Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation will end on January 27, 2023. The president or chief executive officer (CEO) from each member institution should cast a vote on the revisions by 4:30 p.m. on Friday,…

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ASA College Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Students International Students Student Athletes Faculty and Staff Adverse Actions Institutions Interested in Teach-Out Agreements with ASA College Additional Resources MSCHE Policies and Procedures Students What does the loss of accreditation mean for current students at ASA College? An institution’s loss of accreditation…

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MSCHE Withdraws Accreditation from ASA College

On November 11, 2022, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) took immediate adverse action to withdraw accreditation from ASA College. The final date that accreditation will cease is to be determined based on the next supplemental information report due December 9,…

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MSCHE Policy, Procedures, and Bylaws Updates | November 2022

The following changes of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) are available in the Browse Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines and About Us sections of the MSCHE website and are summarized below. Revised Substantive Change Procedures and Forms As part of a…

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MSCHE Requires ASA College to Show Cause

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) moved ASA College to show cause on October 7, 2022, after rescinding its action of warning from June 23, 2022. The Commission found “insufficient evidence that the institution is in compliance with the Commission’s standards…

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Public Comment Period Begins for MSCHE Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation Proposed Revision

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is pleased to call for public comments on its proposed revisions to our Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation. Learn more about the revisions and provide input into this process by reviewing MSCHE President Dr….

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USDE Issues Dear Colleague Letters

The United States Department of Education (USDE) issued Dear Colleague Letters (DCL) addressing accreditation matters on June 16 and July 19, 2022. All institutions should review the letters and expect future guidance that will be issued in the next several weeks from the…

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Advocacy Alert: MSCHE Encourages Institutions to Comment on USDE Institutional Eligibility, Student Assistance General Provisions, and Federal Pell Grant Program Proposed Rulemaking

As part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s (MSCHE) strategic priority to promote advocacy initiatives for its members and others, we encourage institutions to submit feedback during the comment period for the United States Department of Education (USDE) Institutional Eligibility, Student…

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Withdrawn Procedures Effective June 30, 2022

The Executive Committee voted to withdraw the Advance Notice of Non-Compliance Recommendations procedures effective June 30, 2022. The Commission has been updating its policy and procedures framework for several years, and other, more appropriate procedural options are in place in Accreditation Actions Policy…

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Advocacy Alert: MSCHE Encourages Institutions to Comment on USDE Proposed Title IX Rulemaking and Regulations to Expand and Improve Targeted Relief

As part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s (MSCHE) strategic priority to promote advocacy initiatives for its members and others, we encourage institutions to submit feedback during the comment period for the proposed United States Department of Education (USDE) Title IX…

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