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Peer Reviewers at the Higher Learning Commission

HLC relies upon the work of peer reviewers for its accrediting activities. These volunteers generously share their knowledge and experience to assure and advance institutional quality. Learn more about what it means to be a peer reviewer.

HLC maintains a Peer Corps of approximately 1,600 faculty and administrators from institutions within the 19-state North Central region. The peer reviewers play an incredibly important role in all stages of the accreditation process. They are responsible for assuring that an institution is complying with the accreditation criteria as well as for helping an institution advance within the context of its own mission.

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Peer Reviewer Data Update System

The Peer Reviewer Data Update System is an online system where peer reviewers provide HLC with their contact and professional information. Learn more >>

Becoming a Peer Reviewer

For information about applying to the Peer Corps, including application deadlines, see Peer Reviewer Application.

Policy Updates for Peer Reviewers

HLC policies change frequently. Information on these changes and how they apply to peer review work is available on the Policy Updates page.

Guides and Templates for Peer Reviewers

Detailed logistical information, forms and templates for peer review team visits are available on the Peer Review Team Resources page.

Peer Review Training

HLC provides training to peer reviewers to ensure that they are prepared for their role in the accreditation process. If selected to join the Peer Corps, a reviewer will be expected to attend the appropriate training program. Newly selected reviewers will automatically receive notices and registration information about training. Upcoming dates for in-person and online training are listed on the Calendar.