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2017 Institutional Update Is Open

The 2017 Institutional Update is officially open. Institutional contacts involved in submitting the Institutional Update, including the Chief Executive Officer, Accreditation Liaison Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Data Update Coordinator, may now log in to the online system to complete the 2017 Institutional Update and view past submissions. These contacts have been sent log-in information by email. Institutions may refer to the 2017 Institutional Update Guide when preparing the required information. Learn more >>

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Policy Updates

The Board of Trustees adopted the following policy revision on second reading at its meeting on November 3–4, 2016. It is effective immediately.

The Board also approved on first reading the following proposed policy revisions. HLC invites comments on these proposed policies before the Board takes final action in February 2017. Comments can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Comments must be received by January 13, 2017.

Bylaw changes related to honorary members, Board membership and accrediting actions 

Policy changes related to Obligations of Affiliation 

Policy changes related to change of control, structure or organization

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About HLC

The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in a 19-state region of the United States.

Download HLC’s 2016 Resource Guide.

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