Middle States Manuals and Guidance
Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation:
Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education: Requirements of Affiliation and Standards of Accreditation (PDF download)
Revised in March 2011 to reflect the new distance education and correspondence education requirements of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.
Manual on Accreditation Proposals:
Guidelines for Institutional Improvement:
Distance Education Programs (2011) (PDF download)
Student Learning Assessment: Options and Resources (2007) (PDF download)