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HLC Institutional Accreditation

Arizona State University is accredited, most recently in 2013, by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to award baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and professional degrees.

ASU is reviewed through the HLC Open Pathway process which follows a 10-year cycle and is intended to assure quality and continuous improvement. The process includes a quality initiative in years 5 through 9 and a comprehensive evaluation in year 10.

HLC Accreditation Team
On-Site Visit

April 24–25, 2023


 Comprehensive Review

Arizona State University is looking forward to the upcoming on-site visit by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) in April 2023. The purpose of the site visit is for a team of peer reviewers to meet with multiple areas of the university to verify that ASU is continuing to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation. This part of HLC’s Comprehensive Evaluation is one of the culminating features of the 10-year cycle of accreditation review.

Please scroll down for the visit schedule.

ASU's 2023 HLC Assurance Argument



    What to expect

    HLC ASU On-Site Visit Schedule

    MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2023  
    7:30–8 a.m. Pre-meeting with President Crow
    8–8:50 a.m. Meeting with President and Provost
    9–9:50 a.m. Meeting with ASU Assurance Argument Steering Committee

    10–10:50 a.m.

    (concurrent meetings)

    Criterion 1

    UG Curriculum Outcomes/Assessment (Campus Immersion and Online)

    11–11:50 a.m.

    (concurrent meetings)

    Criteria 3 & 4

    Educational Outreach and Student Services/Advocacy

    12–1 p.m. Lunch with Arizona Board of Regents

    1:10–2 p.m.

    (concurrent meetings)

    Registrar/Academic Enterprise Enrollment

    Grad Curriculum Outcomes/Assessment (Campus Immersion and Online)

    2–2:50 p.m.

    (concurrent meetings)

    Criteria 2 & 5 and Institutional Priorities

    Student Success Leadership Council

    3:15–4:15 p.m. Meeting with The College
    4:30–5 p.m. Dreamscape Learn demo
    5:15–5:30 p.m. Team Chair meets with President 


    TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2023  
    8–9:30 a.m. Downtown Phoenix campus overview and faculty forum

    10–10:50 a.m.

    (concurrent meetings)

    Business and Finance (Criteria 2 & 5)

    Student Government Council of Presidents and Programming and Activities Board

    11–11:45 a.m.

    (concurrent meetings)

    Inclusive Excellence/Diversity

    General Education Curriculum/Curriculuar Innovation/Social Embeddedness

    11:45–12 p.m. Exit Meeting with President and ALO


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    ASU believes that talent is found in every household, community, state and country. We work tirelessly to realize the ideal that a world-class university experience can and should be accessible to any qualified individual who commits themselves to the goal of earning an ASU degree.


    Higher Learning Open Commission Pathway

    Ten-year cycle: 2013-14 to 2022-23


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