Marian is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accreditation agency for institutions of higher education based in the north central region of the United States. Marian was first accredited in 1960 and was reaccredited in 2016. Marian’s reaccreditation validates and evaluates our academic offerings, governance and administration, mission, finances, and resources.
All undergraduate students at Marian University must meet with their academic advisor prior to course selection. Undergraduate students may find the applicable program sheets to assist them with developing their Degree Plan. All students, including graduate students, may peruse the Academic Bulletin for the degree requirements and timelines for degree programs. Requirements are determined by the student’s catalog year and are unchanging unless the student undertakes a change to his or her catalog year or degree program.
Degree requirements in effect at the time of each Service member’s enrollment will remain in effect for a period of at least 1 year beyond the program’s standard length, provided the Service member is in good academic standing and has been continuously enrolled or received an approved academic leave of absence. Adjustments to degree requirements may be made as a result of formal changes to academic policy pursuant to institutional or departmental determination, provided that:
(a) They go into effect at least 2 years after affected students have been notified; or
(b) In instances when courses or programs are no longer available or changes have been mandated by a State or accrediting body, the educational institution will identify low or no cost solutions, working with affected Service members to identify substitutions that would not hinder the student from graduating in a timely manner.