Is Christian Life School of Theology Accredited?
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A good answer to this important question assumes a question behind it: What is accreditation? Accreditation for institutions of higher learning is official approval and authorization of academic programs. An accrediting agency oversees a network of peer institutions that share common educational standards and holds each school accountable for consistently meeting those standards.

There are a variety of accrediting agencies: regional, national, and professional. In addition, some of these agencies are authorized by the U.S. Department of Education, giving member schools access to Federal Student Aid. Other agencies are private and do not participate in government accreditation.

Government accreditation assumes a traditional educational model, typically including a traditional residential campus with a suitable library, full-time residential faculty, etc. Private accreditation may include schools organized according to a traditional model and may also be organized in some sort of non-traditional educational model.

Christian Life School of Theology Global (CLSTG) is a private, non-traditional post-secondary institution that therefore is accountable to a private, non-traditional accrediting agency and not a government authorized agency. For that reason, CLSTG students do not have access to federal student financial aid. However, in every other way the CLSTG academic programs and resources conform to the highest standards of academic integrity for both instructors and courses.

Accreditation does not extend to partners of CLSTG.