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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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Dr. MaryAnn Baenninger’s Term as Commissioner Completed

Dr. MaryAnn Baenninger has completed her final term with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) as of December 31, 2022. “We would like to extend our appreciation to Dr. Baenninger for all she contributed during her time as Commissioner,” stated MSCHE…

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MSCHE Announces Election of New Commissioners, Reelection of Executive Committee Members and Corporate Officers, and Committee Leadership

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) appointed a new Commissioner to fill an unexpired term, elected one Commissioner to a first full term following the completion of an appointed term, reelected the Commission’s Executive Committee members and corporate officers, and announced…

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Middle States Commission on Higher Education Announces Actions from its November 2022 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the accreditation actions approved at its November 16-17, 2022, virtual meeting. “The Middle States Commission on Higher Education met to discuss the accreditation status of several institutions but also reviewed the draft…

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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 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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MSCHE Unveils New USDE Recognition Webpage

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has unveiled a webpage dedicated to the renewal process for its recognition with the United States Department of Education (USDE). MSCHE’s USDE Recognition page provides information about the recognition process for institutional accreditors. Institutional accreditors…

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MSCHE Statement on the Damage Caused by Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) extends its concerns for students, faculty, and staff in Puerto Rico impacted by the tremendous destruction caused by Hurricane Fiona. With over 50 accredited institutions and many other locations around the island, the Commission recognizes…

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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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