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Reaffirmation Process

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Open Pathway Model

The Open Pathway is one of two options institutions have for maintaining their accreditation with HLC. It follows a 10-year cycle and, like the Standard Pathway, is focused on quality assurance and institutional improvement.

Check HLC Open Pathway

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HLC Criteria & Core Components

The Criteria for Accreditation are the standards of quality by which HLC determines whether an institution merits accreditation or reaffirmation of accreditation.

HLC Criteria Policy