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MSCHE Signs Diversity in Admissions Amicus Brief

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) was among 40 higher education organizations signing an amicus brief in the matter of Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, Univ. No. Carolina, Students for Fair Admissions’ (SFFA’s) submitted on August 1, 2022, by the…

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MSCHE Joins in Support of Student Mental Health

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) joined nearly 100 signers, 80+ from higher education, in urging Congress to support and prioritize the mental and behavior health needs of students in higher education as Congressional committees develop mental health legislation. The letter,…

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MSCHE 2021 Annual Conference: New Horizons for Higher Education Recap

Over the course of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s MSCHE 2021 Annual Conference: New Horizons for Higher Education from December 14-15, 2021, more than 1,200 registrants helped to celebrate the exceptional work of the higher education community across MSCHE membership. Check…

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MSCHE Signs Letter Urging Congress to Protect DACA Recipients and Dreamers

​The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) joined the American Council on Education and nearly 60 other higher education groups in signing a letter to congressional leaders asking lawmakers to quickly pass legislation to permanently protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients…

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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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