Accreditation Statement for Students
“I understand that Aletheia Christian College is registered with the State Board of Education in accordance with Section 33-2403, Idaho Code. I also understand that the State Board of Education has not accredited or endorsed any course of study being offered by Aletheia Christian College, and that these courses may not be accepted for transfer into any Idaho public postsecondary institution.”
Aletheia Christian College plans to offer accredited Bachelor’s degrees in Christian Education, Ministry, Business and more in the near future. From paperwork and policies to hiring the necessary faculty and expanding our curriculum, accreditation is an intense, expensive process, but we believe it a necessary part of Aletheia’s mission and vision. This page is dedicated to informing you about the TRACS agency, the process, our goals, and how we are going to achieve them! We hope that the pictures and projects listed here will help you feel engaged and informed. Should you like to support us in this pursuit you can donate online using the link at the bottom of this page and place a desired designation in the memo line. Thank you!
TRACS stands for the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. They are recognized by both the United States Department of Education and the Counsel for Higher Education Accreditation as a national institutional accreditation agency for Christian postsecondary institutions, colleges, universities and seminaries. For more information about the agency please visit the TRACS website.
Accreditation with TRACS happens in three stages, Application, Candidacy, and Accreditation. Applicant status is our first goal. If you want more detailed information on Aletheia’s current accreditation processes, please contact [email protected].
Initial Communication and Orientation
Before receiving an application for accreditation, TRACS requires an interview with the organization to determine their readiness. Because the accreditation process is very expensive TRACS makes every effort to ensure that the interested organization is ready to begin the process and this is the orientation meeting.
Our board of directors and executive committee are pouring over the manuals of TRACS requirements and organizing the steps we need to take before submitting our initial application to TRACS. One of the first steps that we’ve acted on immediately is the preparation and thorough review of the curriculum and syllabi to assure that every aspect of our programs will be up to snuff! With this active development, we are also bringing on new teachers and staff to support the growth of our programs and the student body.
The annual fees for Candidate and Accredited status to the agency amount to between $3,000 and $4,000 a year, and while our additional annual expenses during this process are still being calculated, they will most likely exceed $20,000. These additional expenses will pay staff and faculty for the extra hours working on accreditation, travel expenses for the required personnel visits from TRACS and for members of our team to visit their office, and for recruiting new students and staff. Download the TRACS Fee chart HERE for detailed agency-expenses. We will be publishing our own expense chart by the end of the summer.
To help support this effort donate today using the portal below. Thank you for being a part of ACC!