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Accreditation Information

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Grace Communion Seminary is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA,

The contact information for DEAC is

Distance Education Accrediting Commission
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 234-5100

DEAC Student Achievement Disclosure for the Public

State Information


As a non-profit religious organization teaching our own doctrines, and not offering any non-religious degrees, GCS is authorized by the state of California to function as an educational institution exempt from California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8, which regulates private postsecondary institutions.

North Carolina

Our main office is in North Carolina. Degree programs of study offered by Grace Communion Seminary have been declared exempt from the requirements for licensure, under 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 assessment of program quality under established licensing standards.

If students are unable to resolve a complaint through the institution’s grievance procedures, they may review the Student Complaint Policy, complete the Student Complaint Form (PDF) located on the State Authorization webpage at, and submit the complaint to or to the following mailing address:
North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
c/o Student Complaints
University of North Carolina General Administration
910 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688


Grace Communion Seminary is registered with Maryland’s Higher Education Commission (MHEC) to offer online education to Maryland students. GCS is subject to investigation of complaints by the Office of the Attorney General or the Maryland Higher Education Commission. If students residing in Maryland are unable to resolve complaints through the process outlined in the Academic Catalog, they may appeal to the Office of the Attorney General or the Maryland Higher Education Commission. 

Complaints should be directed to:
Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 North Liberty Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201


Grace Communion Seminary has received a Letter of Exemption from Certification issued by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education to offer church-related programs/courses and grant church-related degrees.


Grace Communion Seminary admits students of any race, sex, color, creed, age, or national origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, age, or national origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions  policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.