A-Z Index


The Open Pathway follows a 10-year cycle.

Year 4:
Assurance Review

Scheduled: August 1, 2022

This is a review to ensure that the institution continues to meet HLC criteria for accreditation. 

Years 5-9:
Quality Initiative

The QI is an improvement project that must be first approved by HLC as an initial proposal.

Year 10:
Comprehensive Evaluation

The Comprehensive Evaluation is an in-depth review of an institutional according to HLC criteria, including a site visit by HLC staff.