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October 2020 Accreditation Commission Actions

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The TRACS Accreditation Commission took the following actions at the October 26-27, 2020, meeting.

The following institutions were granted Candidate Status:

  • Bennett College
  • Great Northern University
  • Jackson Theological Seminary
  • Sattler College

The following institutions were granted Accredited Status:

  • African Bible College – Malawi
  • The Bible Seminary
  • Calvary Chapel University
  • Daybreak University
  • HIS University
  • Horizon University
  • International American University
  • Paine College
  • Southeastern Free Will Baptist College
  • University of South Los Angeles

 

Request for Public Comment

The Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) is proposing the changes below to the TRACS Accreditation Manual. At the October 26, 2020, meeting, these changes were approved by the TRACS Accreditation Commission for distribution for public comment.

October 2020 Accreditation Manual Revisions

This notice is posted pursuant to TRACS policy (BP 303). Members of the public are invited to participate in the comment period from November 4-December 11. All comments should be sent electronically to the TRACS office (comments@tracs.org).

Results of 2020 Commission Election

The following individuals were elected to serve on the TRACS Accreditation Commission for a three-year term, beginning July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2023:

  • Dr. Michael Adams (Institutional Representative – Faith International University)
  • Mr. Jeffrey Froehle (Public Representative)
  • Dr. Sandeep Gopalan (Institutional Representative – Piedmont International University)
  • Dr. Kizuwanda Grant (Institutional Representative – Paul Quinn College)
  • Dr. Scott Henderson (Faculty Representative – Luther Rice College and Seminary)
  • Dr. Troy Shoemaker (Institutional Representative – Pensacola Christian College)

May 2020 Accreditation Commission Actions

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The TRACS Accreditation Commission took the following actions at the May 21, 2020, meeting.

    The following institutions were granted Accredited Status:

    • Athens College of Ministry
    • Western Covenant University

    The following institution was deferred from Accredited Status:

    • African Bible College – Malawi

    The accreditation of the following institutions was Terminated. The institutions have the right to appeal this action, and the action will not become final until the expiration of the appeal period.

    • Faith Theological Seminary

    FTS Public Disclosure Statement (published June 13, 2020)

    FTS Information for Former Students

      • Yuin University (Candidate Member)

      YU has appealed this action. The institution will remain a Candidate – On Show Cause until the appeal process is complete.

       

      April 2020 Accreditation Commission Actions

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      The TRACS Accreditation Commission took the following actions at the April 21, 2020, meeting.

      The following institution was granted Candidate Status:

      • Daybreak University

      The following institution was granted Accredited Status:

      • Washington University of Virginia

      The following institutions were granted Reaffirmation of Accreditation:

      • Bakke Graduate University
      • Bethel Bible Seminary
      • New Saint Andrews College
      • Piedmont International University

      November 2019 Accreditation Commission Actions

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      The TRACS Accreditation Commission took the following actions at the November 4-5, 2019, meeting.

      The following institutions were granted Candidate Status:

      • California Victor University
      • Caroline University
      • HIS University
      • International American University
      • New College Franklin
      • Redeemed Christian Bible College and Seminary

      The following institutions were granted Accredited Status:

      • Champion Christian College
      • College of the Ozarks
      • Underwood University
      • Virginia Bible College

      The following institution was deferred from Accredited Status:

      • University of South Los Angeles

      The following institutions were granted Reaffirmation of Accreditation:

      • Pacific Islands University
      • Veritas International University

      The following institution was deferred from Reaffirmation I and is required to Show Cause why their accreditation should not be removed.

      FTS Public Disclosure Statement (posted December 17, 2019)

      • Faith Theological Seminary

      The following institution is required to Show Cause why their Candidate Status should not be removed.

      YU Public Disclosure Statement (posted December 17, 2019)

      • Yuin University

      The following institution’s Accreditation was terminated, and the institution has appealed this action. The institution will remain Accredited – On Show Cause until the appeal process is complete.

      • Apex School of Theology

      APRIL 2020 UPDATE REGARDING APEX SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY:

       ASOT Termination Public Statement 

       

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