Calvary Chapel University is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) – 15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: (434) 525-9539; e-mail: email@example.com, having been awarded Candidate Status as a Category III institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on April 16, 2019. This status is effective for a period of up to five years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (ED), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE). Link to CCU’s listing on the TRACS website
TRACS is recognized by both the United States Department of Education (USDOE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a national institutional accrediting agency for Christian postsecondary institutions, colleges, universities, and seminaries. TRACS policy statement for making a complaint against an institution, pg. 104-1
Calvary Chapel University’s accreditation status and listing on the U.S. Department of Education website.
Notice to Prospective Degree Program Students
This institution is provisionally approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer degree programs. To continue to offer this degree program, this institution must meet the following requirements: (1) Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program; (2) Achieve full accreditation as defined in regulations by September 2024.
If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must: (1) Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and (2) Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund. An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended.
(b) The student and an institutional representative shall initial and date the notice prior to executing an enrollment agreement. An initialed copy of the notice shall be given to the student and the original shall be retained in the enrolled student’s records.
Institutional Representative Initials: _______; Student Initials:_______
Date: _________________ Date: ______________
(c) The notice shall also be posted immediately preceding or following as to clearly pertain to the description of the degree program, including, but not limited to, one or more of the following; admissions requirements, length of program, courses offered or areas of focus. Such notice shall be included, at a minimum, in the institution’s catalog where each degree program is described.
(1) The institution’s catalog where each degree program is described.
(2) The institution’s website where each degree program is described.
(3) The institution’s degree program brochures.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 94877 and 94885.5, Education Code. Reference: Sections 94885, 94885.5, 94897, 94900, 94900.5, 94909, 94927.5 and 94932, Education Code.
Calvary Chapel University is approved to operate and award degrees under a religious exemption. To file a complaint please write a letter or email to: Commission for Independent Education
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL. 32399-0400
Or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Calvary Chapel University (CCU) is a 100% online private, non-for-profit institution with its main business office located in San Diego, CA. CCU seeks authorization or exemption, as applicable, in U.S. states in compliance with federal and state regulations that govern the offering of online programs. CCU is in a continuous process to monitor regulations in states in which it offers programs and courses. Regulations vary by state. Please review regulatory information and professional licensing requirements in your state of residence prior to submitting an application for admission to CCU.
CCU is approval to operate in all the United States except the following:
For specific information regarding state authorization contact:
Although policies differ depending on schools, CCU credits and degrees have been accepted by a number of schools including the following.
ACTS accepts the CCU Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education for certification. CCU biblical studies and education methods courses are also accepted for certification.
CCU is a member school of (ACSI) which approves all biblical and educational studies courses for CEU credits. Students may earn up to 9 CEU credits for one course. ACSI also accepts the CCU Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education for initial certification.
CCEA is a valued partner. As an exclusive fellowship of Calvary Chapel Fellowships and Christian Schools, CCEA was created to help all Calvary Chapel fellowships with an emphasis on schools. While other education associations concentrate on large schools, CCEA lends a helping hand to the smaller Calvary Chapel Christian schools.
Read about Calvary Chapel University in their educational resources section.
CCA is the administrative connection point for the Calvary Chapel Movement of churches. It keeps a record of associated Calvary Chapel senior pastors. One of the functions of CCA is to promote official Calvary Chapel regional, national and international events. CCA also serves in various support roles to local Calvary Chapel churches and senior pastors. It is overseen by the Calvary Chapel Association Council, which consists of over 20 seasoned Calvary Chapel senior pastors from around the world.
The Biblical Counseling program at CCU is approved as a certified training center for IABC. The International Association of Biblical Counselors consists of men and women committed to serious reliance on Scripture as sufficient and authoritative, and devoted to helping God’s people apply His truth to their personal lives in practical ways.
CCU Assessment Plan 2017
Board Approved, January 2018