Southern Evangelical Seminary 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:] having been awarded Reaffirmation status as a Category IV institution by TRACS’ Accreditation Commission on November 7, 2006. This status is effective for a period of ten years. TRACS is recognized by both the United States Department of Education (USDE), the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (IHQAAHE).

Degree Programs Offered

Southern Evangelical Seminary has its own independent Board of Trustees and is a non-profit corporation under Internal Revenue Service code of 1986, as amended, section 501(c)(3) and section 170(c)(2).

Degree programs of study offered by Southern Evangelical Seminary have been declared exempt from the requirements for licensure under the provisions of North Carolina General Statutes Section (G.S.) 116-15(d) for exemption from licensure with respect to religious education. Exemption from licensure is not based upon any assessment of program quality under established licensing standards; every other seminary in the State offering legitimate degrees operates under this same statute.  After examination of our documents and a visit by the State, Southern Evangelical Seminary was found exempt and permission was granted to begin the degree programs on May 4, 1992.

Southern Evangelical Seminary offers its degree programs in accordance with the provision of the North Carolina State statute noted above.

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