Invitation to comment for reaccreditation

Missouri S&T seeks comments about the university in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Missouri S&T will host a visit by an HLC team on Oct. 8–9, 2018. The team will review Missouri S&T’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s criteria for accreditation.

Alumni and members of the public are invited to submit comments regarding the university to:

Public Comment on Missouri S&T
Higher Learning Commission
230 S. LaSalle St., Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

Comments also may be submitted on HLC’s website at hlcommission.org/comment.

Comments must be in writing and must address substantive matters related to the quality of the university or its academic programs. All comments must be received by Sept. 8.

For more information about Missouri S&T’s HLC accreditation, visit accreditation.mst.edu.

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