Comprehensive review refers to the entire self-study process conducted by an institution applying for initial or renewal of accreditation. The five categories below offer a chronological progression through the comprehensive review process. Within each category is found detailed information outlining requirements and expectations for that particular phase. This information has been distilled from the NAST Procedures for Institutions. This will allow readers the opportunity to navigate easily among and focus on only one phase at a time. Readers are asked to review the procedures thoroughly and to return to the Procedures for Institutions document often for reference and information.