HLC Visit

Preparing for the HLC Visit

After the college has submitted its Assurance Argument to HLC, presenting our evidence that we have met the five criteria necessary for accreditation, HLC will send a field team of peer reviewers to evaluate our evidence and our assurance argument and to obtain feedback from all of the institution’s stakeholders: students, faculty, staff, administration, Board of Trustees and members of our community service area. The peer review team synthesizes all of this information and arrives at its reaccreditation decision.

HLC Information: Session Details and Assurance Argument Criterion Drafts

It is important that our entire campus community be engaged in the accreditation process and prepared for the visit. Throughout the course of the 2023–2024 academic year, the Compliance and Accreditation Team will host a series of presentations and discussions focused on each of HLC’s five criteria. All faculty and staff are highly encouraged to attend these events. By learning about HLC’s reaffirmation process and criteria, faculty and staff can contribute to the assurance argument and provide supporting evidence to showcase the work being done in each criterion.

We would love to hear your feedback! The Accreditation and Compliance Team will publish a draft for each criterion in the table below throughout the fall semester. Feedback can be submitted on each criterion by clicking on the feedback form button below or by emailing HLC2024@terra.edu.

HLC Feedback Form

Possible HLC Questions

During their visit, HLC representatives may stop students, faculty, and staff from asking them questions. Here are some possible questions for our students, faculty and staff to help prepare for the visit. Questions are organized by respective groups.

Terra State Students

Terra State Staff

Terra State Faculty

Terra State Adjunct Faculty

Terra State Board of Trustees

Additional HLC Resources

How Institutions are Accredited 
HLC Criteria for Accreditation
Assumed Practices
HLC Third-Party Comment on an Upcoming Visit
HLC Submit a Complaint Process