Accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC) - Premier Status
"West Coast Bible College & Seminary is accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC). The college has earned Premier status with ASIC for its commendable areas of operation. ASIC accreditation helps students and parents make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high quality institution.
ASIC is recognized by UKVI in UK, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in USA and is listed in their International Directory, is a member of the BQF (British Quality Foundation), are affiliates of ENQA (European Network for Quality Assurance) and are institutional members of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network)".
According to the ASIC website: ASIC has also gained many recognitions, memberships and affiliations (a full list can be found here) in acknowledgement of their commitment to quality in education:
Member of the CHEA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation) International Quality Group in the USA
(Read Full List of CHEA International Membership List)
Recognized by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) in the UK for the Student Visitor Visa Route
Gained ISO 9001:2008 Accredited Certification
Member of the British Quality Foundation
Affiliate Member of ENQA, European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education
Member of GUIDE Association, Global Universities in Distance Education
Member of UN Academy Impact group
Member of The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)
Accredited by the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority in South Africa (HWSETA)
Accreditation extended through 03/31/2020
Education and Training Quality Assurance Paperwork from South African Government
List of Accredited Providers in South Africa
What can governmental accreditation from South Africa mean for you?
Accreditation is a formal recognition that the programs of a college meets certain standards and provides learners with good quality education from their selected program or school. Ultimately, we want our programs to be recognized as viable in the eyes of everyone as a way to honor God. Likewise, (especially for our African students) it means that when you are ready to seek employment, your credentials and qualifications will be recognized. Credits acquired from an accredited college are often transferable to another accredited institution, although they are never guaranteed.
DIPLOMA AND BACHELOR DEGREES COVERED: This accreditation covers the first-year diploma and 120-hour bachelor degrees to prepare students for ministry in Africa. This governmental recognition provides an even deeper level of credibility and acceptance globally.
WHY ARE WE ACCREDITED IN AFRICA?
It's very simple: We do a lot of work in Africa and we want to meet the needs of our students in Africa.
ARTICULATION AGREEMENT: WCBCS Undergrad Students Can Apply For Admission To Schools On A Case-By-Case Basis
WCBCS recently signed an Articulation Agreement with Shiloh University, that allows our students to transfer credits and degree into one of their programs. View our Articulation Agreement that details their acceptance policy regarding WCBCS credits.
Additionally, WCBCS undergraduate students can apply for admission into programs at other colleges. Admission is not 100% guaranteed; students are assessed on a case-by-case basis. We can direct you to schools that have accepted our credits and/or degrees as requested.
If you have specific school in mind, we suggest you contact the schools BEFORE enrolling to ask regarding their acceptance of any credits.
WCBCS HOLDS QISAN MEMBERSHIP
WCBCS is a member of the Quality International Study Abroad Network, QISAN. The Quality International Study Abroad Network mission is to enable the highest standards of working practice for Educational Institutions and the Agents who serve both them and a vast range of International Students. View the QISAN Letter and Qisan Certificate.
Tax-Exempt Status & Authorization To Operate
WCBCS is registered with CIPRO, the Companies and Intellectual Properties Registration Office in South Africa and holds tax exempt status.
WCBCS is a DBA of Victorious Life Ministries (Victorious Life Church) in Waco, TX. See the paperwork here. WCBCS has received a letter of authorization to operate in the state of Texas and to offer degrees in religious studies. Additionally, WCBCS has obtained authorization from the Texas Workforce Commission to operate in the state of Texas. Also, on October 3, 2011, WCBCS obtained a letter of exemption from the Texas Workforce Commission as granted under Texas Education Code, Section 132.002(a)(2). See the IRS letter, letter from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and the Texas Workforce Commission here.
We've been asked the question, "Does a degree from West Coast Bible College & Seminary have credibility?" In assessing the credibility of any institution, we suggest that you review the experience and education members of the organization. A ministry degree from WCBCS has been recognized by many churches and ministries and we are constantly seeing new ways to gain relationships. memberships, and affiliations which will only enhance our credibility.
Our professors possess degrees from:
*Gordon Conwell Seminary
*Houston Graduate School of Theology
*Luther Rice Seminary
*Oral Roberts University
*Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
*Southern Methodist University
*Southwestern Assemblies of God University
*Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
*Texas Christian University
*Texas Tech University
*University of Southern California
If you have any questions regarding whether or not a WCBCS degree meets your needs, give us a call or ask your employer or denominational leaders to check us out in advance. Our desire is to make sure that your education meets your life needs and goals!