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Full Conference Schedule Now Available

View the schedule of presentations for the 2017 HLC Annual Conference, taking place March 31–April 4 in Chicago. Tentative presentation details are available for all conference programs. The General Program includes opportunities to hear from featured speakers who are thought leaders on a variety of timely and important topics in higher education. Remember to register for the conference by January 31 to take advantage of early bird pricing, and book your hotel soon to secure rooms at HLC’s negotiated group rates. Explore the conference >>


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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 the North Central region of the United States.

Download HLC’s 2016 Resource Guide.

Read Beyond the Horizon: The 2020 Strategic Plan.

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