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Master Chart of the Standard Pathway 10-Year Cycle

Institutions on the Standard Pathway undergo the following reviews in addition to the regular monitoring that occurs through HLC’s Institutional Update, substantive change requests, interim monitoring and other processes. To determine where an institution is in the 10-year cycle, find the date of its next reaffirmation in the institution's Statement of Affiliation Status. This date is Year 10, and the preceding academic years correspond to the previous years in the cycle.

 

Cycle Year

Institutional Activities

Peer Review

HLC Decision Making

Year 1

Institution may contribute documents to Evidence File    

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Submit comprehensive evaluation materials
Conduct comprehensive evaluation (with visit) Action on comprehensive evaluation

Year 5

Institution may contribute documents to Evidence File    

Year 6

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Submit comprehensive evaluation Materials
Conduct comprehensive evaluation (with visit) Action on comprehensive evaluation and Reaffirmation of Accreditation

 

 

 

 

Color Key

 

  Required institutional activities
  Optional institutional activities
  Possible required institutional activities
 
  HLC decision-making actions
  Peer review activities

 

Transition Maps

Transition maps for institutions with reaffirmation visits in the following years:

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