Policies, Procedures & Guidelines

The Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines shown below are in effect.

Title Document Action Effective Date
Accreditation Actions Policy Accreditation Policy Download 07/01/2020
Accreditation Actions Procedures Procedure Download 07/01/2020
Accreditation Activities Guidelines Guideline Download 03/01/2021
Accreditation Review Cycle and Monitoring Policy Accreditation Policy Download 10/01/2020
Accreditation Review Cycle and Monitoring Procedures Procedure Download 10/01/2020
Advance Notice of Non-Compliance Recommendations Procedure Download 11/26/2014
Antitrust Compliance Policy Administrative Policy Download 07/01/2020
Antitrust Compliance Procedures and Certification Form Procedure Download 07/01/2020
Appeals from Adverse Accrediting Actions Procedures Procedure Download 07/01/2021
Applicant Assessment Team Chair's Confidential Brief Request Form Download 02/01/2021
Applicant Assessment Team Report Request Form Download 02/01/2021
Application and Candidacy Review Cycle and Monitoring Policy Administrative Policy Download 07/01/2020
Application and Candidacy Review Cycle and Monitoring Procedures Procedure Download 09/01/2020
Arbitration of Disputes Concerning Final Adverse Actions Procedures Procedure Download 07/01/2021
Athletic Programs Guideline Download 07/20/2012
Committee Meeting Guidelines Guideline Download 11/01/2003
Communication in the Accreditation Process Policy Accreditation Policy Download 09/01/2019
Communication in the Accreditation Process Procedures Procedure Download 01/01/2021
Complaints Against the Commission Accreditation Policy Download 11/01/2012
Complaints Involving Member and Candidate Institutions Accreditation Policy Download 08/03/2018
Complex Substantive Change Procedures Procedure Download 07/01/2020
Conflict of Interest Policy for Corporate Actions Administrative Policy Download NA
Conflict of Interest: Commission Employees Administrative Policy Download 06/02/2017
Conflict of Interest: Commission Representatives Accreditation Policy Download 06/02/2017
Consideration of Actions Taken by Regional, National, and Specialized Accrediting Associations Policy Policy Statement Download 05/04/2012
Contracts by Accredited and Candidate Institutions for Education-related Services Accreditation Policy Download 08/01/2006
Credit Hour Policy Accreditation Policy Download 10/30/2012
Dues and Fees Policy Administrative Policy Download 07/01/2020
Dues and Fees Procedures 2020-21 Procedure Download 07/01/2020
Dues and Fees Procedures 2021-22 Procedure Download 07/01/2021
Evaluation Team Associates Guideline Download 03/23/2006
Follow-up Reports and Visits Procedures Procedure Download 02/01/2021
Follow-up Reports Guidelines Guideline Download 02/01/2021
Follow-Up Team Chair's Confidential Brief Request Form Download 02/01/2021
Follow-Up Team Report Request Form Download 02/01/2021
Good Practice for Accrediting in Higher Education Policy Statement Download 10/30/2012
Government Agencies and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Guideline Download 07/20/2012
International Programs Offered by Accredited Institutions Accreditation Policy Download 04/20/2007
Investment Policy Administrative Policy Download 07/01/2021
Investment Policy Statement Policy Statement Download 07/01/2021
Investment Procedures Procedure Download 07/01/2021
Maintenance and Retention of Commission Records Policy Administrative Policy Download 09/01/2020
Maintenance and Retention of Commission Records Procedures Procedure Download 09/01/2020
MPPR Confidential Brief Request Form Download 08/01/2020
MPPR Evaluator Report Request Form Download 08/01/2020
MSCHE Logo Usage Guidelines Guideline Download 03/01/2020
Peer Evaluators Policy Accreditation Policy Download 09/01/2018
Peer Evaluators Procedures Procedure Download 05/01/2021
Political Intervention in Education Accreditation Policy Download 03/01/2012
Principles for Good Practices: Regional Accrediting Commissions Policy Statement Download 10/30/2012
Public Disclosures Policy Accreditation Policy Download 09/01/2019
Public Disclosures Procedures Procedure Download 01/01/2021
Records Retention Schedule Procedure Download 09/01/2020
Related Entities Accreditation Policy Download 02/01/2010
Review of Commission Standards, Requirements of Affiliation, and Policies Accreditation Policy Download 06/03/2017
Self-Study Team Chair's Confidential Brief Request Form Download 02/01/2021
Self-Study Team Report Request Form Download 02/01/2021
Show Cause Appearance Before the Commission Prior to Withdrawal of Accreditation Procedure Download 09/17/2015
Substantive Change Guidelines Guideline Download 07/01/2020
Substantive Change Policy Accreditation Policy Download 07/01/2020
Substantive Change Procedures Procedure Download 07/01/2020
Teach-Out Plans and Agreement(s) Form Request Form Download 09/01/2020
Teach-Out Plans and Agreement(s) Policy Accreditation Policy Download 09/01/2020
Teach-Out Plans and Agreement(s) Procedures Procedure Download 09/01/2020
Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Review Report Request Form Download 08/16/2019
The Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO): Role and Responsibilities Guideline Download 08/16/2017
Third Party Providers Guidelines Guideline Download NA
Third-Party Comment Accreditation Policy Download 02/01/2019
Transfer Credit, Prior Learning, and Articulation Accreditation Policy Download 03/07/2011
Travel Policy Administrative Policy Download 01/01/2019
Travel Procedures Procedure Download 01/01/2019
Whistleblower Form Request Form Download 07/01/2020
Whistleblower Policy Administrative Policy Download 07/01/2020
Whistleblower Procedures Procedure Download 07/01/2020