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Apply to Join the HLC Peer Corps

HLC is now accepting applications for new members of the Peer Corps. Peer reviewers play an essential role in all stages of the accreditation process. These volunteers generously share their knowledge and experience to assure and advance institutional quality. Applications to the Peer Corps consist of a cover letter, CV or resume, and online application form. Completed applications are due by April 17, 2017. 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.

Read Beyond the Horizon: The 2020 Strategic Plan.

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