Because Fort Lewis is an already accredited institution in good standing with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), we can elect to follow the Open Pathway Cycle of accreditation and reaffirmation. This means that the College undergoes a comprehensive review known as an Assurance Review in Year 4 (2020) of our reaccreditation cycle, as well as a larger, Comprehensive Evaluation for Reaffirmation in Year 10 (2026). In preparation for these comprehensive evaluations, FLC provides information and evidence to HLC demonstrating that we are in compliance with all relevant accreditation criteria. In 2020, an HLC peer review team evaluated our submitted materials and determined that all criteria were satisfactorily met and FLC did not need additional monitoring. FLC is currently preparing for the next comprehensive evaluation in 2026.