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MSCHE Endorses Recommendations in ACE Transfer Report

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has endorsed the recommendations put forth in the Reimagining Transfer for Student Success: The National Task Force on the Transfer and Award of Credit report published by the American Council on Education (ACE). An ACE Task…

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Associations Urge Biden Administration To Consider Policies And Practices To Help International Students, Dreamers

One of the cornerstones of the Biden-Harris campaign was to restore the United States’ global standing in the world and prioritize reforming the nation’s immigration system. American Council on Education (ACE) and other higher education organizations are advocating for specific policies that can…

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MSCHE Joins Call to Clarify Status for International Students

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education joined a letter coordinated by the American Council on Education (ACE) asking the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide guidance for international students and exchange visitors on what to expect for the spring 2021 semester. In…

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As a Signer, MSCHE Supports Call for Federal Relief Funding for Students and Institutions

In a letter to Congressional leadership, the American Council on Education (ACE) and more than 100 higher education associations, including the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, has lobbied for at least $120 billion in ”needed support to students and campuses across the…

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ACE Asks White House to Rescind Executive Order, MSCHE Joins Effort

On October 8, 2020, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education joined the American Council on Education (ACE) and more than 50 higher education associations in a letter to the White House asking that President Donald J. Trump withdraw the executive order Combating…

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MSCHE Signs Amicus Briefs Challenging Now-Rescinded ICE Rule and Title IX Timing

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) continues to endorse efforts to protect students and support its institutions through signing various amicus briefs or letters of support. While the proposed rule was ultimately rescinded by the Trump administration on July 14, 2020,…

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MSCHE Endorses Statement of Principles on Acceptance of Credit

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) on April 30, 2020, formally endorsed two statements: a Statement of Principles on Acceptance of Credit issued on behalf of the American Association of Community Colleges, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, American Council…

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MSCHE Signs DACA Amicus Brief

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) was among the 44 higher education groups signing an amicus brief submitted on October 4, 2019, by the American Council on Education (ACE) urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the legality of Deferred Action for Childhood…

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ACE Fellows Visit MSCHE

With the 101st ​Annual Meeting of the American Council on Education​ (ACE) taking place in Philadelphia from March 9-12, 2019, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education hosted nine ACE fellows for a lunch and learn. A visit to the Commission offices was an opportunity…

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Amicus Brief on Net Neutrality Submitted by ACE and Signed by MSCHE

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) was among the 19 higher education groups signing an amicus brief submitted on August 27, 2018, by the American Council on Education (ACE) in support of Mozilla Corporation. The Commission’s Executive Committee supports ACE’s position that “the FCC’s Restoring…

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