AICCS DisclaimerAccreditation is quality control, designed for consumer protection. It
is a collegial process based on self and peer assessment for improvement of
academic quality and public accountability. It provides an external,
third-party evaluation of the level of a school's ethical standards, financial
integrity, and academic credibility. The accrediting process requires
institutions to examine their goals, operations, and achievements, followed by
the expert criticism and recommendations of a visiting team of professional
examiners, and later by the official vote of the accrediting board.
Association of Independent Christian Colleges and Seminaries (AICCS) is an
independent not-for-profit corporation chartered as an accrediting agency for
small Bible colleges and specialized Christian schools, institutes and
seminaries. It is dedicated to assisting those institutions of Christian
higher education in achieving a quality, non-regional accreditation, characterized
by academic excellence and ethical practices.
Because of the AICCS Board of Directors' convictions in support of religious
freedom, Christian liberty, and the separation of church and state, AICCS has
never applied for affiliation with any federal government agency. AICCS,
therefore, is not recognized by the United States Department of Education.
Credits earned at any AICCS-accredited institution are accepted by all other
AICCS schools, but these credits are not automatically transferable to other
colleges or seminaries.
Persons whose professional or career goals require certification by a state or
federal government agency should check in advance to determine whether a
degree from an AICCS-accredited school would be acceptable. Individuals
needing to earn a regionally accredited degree in one of the disciplines
offered by an AICCS-accredited institution may wish to investigate comparable
programs offered at more traditional on-campus colleges currently accredited by
a regional association recognized by the United States Department of