On December 30, 2016, the institution formerly known as Future Generations Graduate School, which had been placed on Notice by its accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), in June 2015, merged with a separate corporation known as University of the World. The surviving corporation, University of the World, then changed its name to Future Generations University. Because the HLC had no opportunity for prior review or approval of this merger, HLC does not currently affirm that Future Generations University is accredited.