Association for Biblical Higher Education
SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary is nationally accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), the oldest Bible college accreditation agency, specializing in biblical ministry formation and professional leadership education. It is officially recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education. It is also one of the eight regional associations that make up the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE), representing North America.
ABHE provides the best option for maintaining high academic standards while also sharing the Christian faith. Their Accreditation Standard on Institutional Integrity requires institutions to be honest and open with its compliance regarding accrediting, licensing and governing bodies.
In acknowledgement of a satisfactory institutional self-study and evaluation team visit, the Commission on Accreditation reaffirmed until 2021 the accredited status of SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary with all the rights, privileges and honors that pertain to it. This is the longest possible term of re-accreditation that the ABHE confers.
5850 T.G. Lee Blvd, Suite #130
Orlando, FL 32822
WASC Senior College and University Commission
SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary has applied for Eligibility from the Senior College Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. WASC has reviewed the application and determined that SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary is eligible to proceed with an application for Candidacy for Accreditation. A determination of Eligibility is not a formal status with the Accrediting Commission, nor does it ensure eventual accreditation; it is a preliminary finding that the institution is potentially accreditable and can proceed within four years of its Eligibility determination to be reviewed for Candidacy status with the Accrediting Commission. Questions about Eligibility may be directed to the institution or to WASC at www.wascsenior.org or at 510-748-9001.
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501
Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education
The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education has granted SUM approval to operate and grant degrees within the State of California. Approval to operate means compliance with minimum standards set forth by the BPPE.
SUM is also registered with the Louisiana Board of Regents and Florida Board of Regent.
SUM complies with the Department of Consumer Affairs with all state statutes, rules, and regulations pertaining to private post secondary institutions.
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento California, 95833