2025 Year Four Virtual Assurance Review

Open Pathway Year 4 Assurance Review

What is the 4 Year Assurance Review?

Western Michigan University will undergo a virtual assurance review by the Higher Learning Commission in March, 2025. Institutions in Year 4 of the Open Pathway undergo a virtual assurance review as part of the broader comprehensive evaluation that occurs in year 10, to demonstrate that they are continue to be in compliance with the HLC's criteria for accreditation (Higher Learning Commission, 2023). The Year 4 Assurance Review is different in that it only involves the submission and review of the institution's assurance filing. There is no student survey, federal compliance visit, or a multi campus visit or in most cases an on-site visit.