Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation

Becoming Accredited: Handbook for Applicants and Candidates for Accreditation
To be used by institutions applying for Candidate for Accreditation status. Includes hyperlinks within the Handbook and to external resources.

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Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education: Requirements of Affiliation and Standards for Accreditation
This latest edition of Characteristics was revised in March 2011 to reflect the new distance education and correspondence education requirements of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.

1-20 copies = $9.00 ea.
21 or more copies = $8.50 ea.

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