The Bible Seminary is a newer institution of higher education established in 2010. Accrediting agencies require that an institution undergo a process of preparation, application, and candidacy prior to obtaining accreditation. TBS is currently engaged in process with a recognized accrediting association, the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS). This does not, however, constitute, imply, or presume TBS accredited status at present or in the future.
Students who plan to pursue denominational ordination should discuss this with their denominational leaders prior to applying to The Bible Seminary. In April 2012, The Bible Seminary was approved for Affiliate status with the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). As an Affiliate institution of ABHE, The Bible Seminary participates in and contributes to collegial and professional development activities of the Association. Affiliate status does not, however, constitute, imply, or presume ABHE accredited status at present or in the future.
In January 2018, The Bible Seminary completed the application process for the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) and attained Applicant Status, defined as an institution which has an application approved by the Applicant Review Committee (ARC) after hosting a successful staff visit and responding positively to the staff report and recommendations. This is not a formal status nor does it ensure eventual accreditation. Questions about Applicant Status may be directed to the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), 15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: 434-525-9539; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.