MORGANTOWN — WVU released a self-study full of information, such as how it addressed some areas of concern since its last accreditation — 10 years ago — and its response to a degree scandal — seven years ago.

The 235-page document was submitted to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) as part of the reaccreditation process.

WVU was last accredited in 2004. The process is repeated every 10 years. In April, HLC members will visit campus to ask questions and meet with members of the university community.

Without accreditation, WVU cannot receive federal funds. WVU officials said it’s not a matter of the university receiving accreditation or not; they said they believe they would know if the university were in danger of not receiving the distinction.

“I think we’re in a very good place,” said Elizabeth Hamilton, WVU’s accreditation and planning officer.

There may be an area the commission will want WVU to focus on during the next 10 years, but the university is confident about its chances of being accredited, Hamilton said.