St. Olaf’s most recent accreditation review was its mid-cycle “Assurance Review” during the 2016-17 academic year, which constituted Year 4 of the college’s ten-year accreditation cycle. The purpose of the review was to “assure” the Higher Learning Commission, the college’s constituencies, and the general public that St. Olaf continues to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation. The college submitted its accreditation narrative and supporting evidence to the HLC in Fall 2016.
A team of higher education professionals appointed by the HLC conducted a peer review of these materials and determined that St. Olaf continues to meet the HLC’s accreditation criteria. The Higher Learning Commission accepted the peer review team’s report; no follow-up reports or other corrective institutional actions are required prior to the college’s next Comprehensive Evaluation for reaffirmation of accreditation in 2022-23.