Accreditations, Affiliations & Authorizations

Academic Accreditations

Academic Organizations

Grace is an active member of:

Academic Partners

For questions regarding articulation agreements, contact the Academic Affairs Office at 574-372-5100, ext. 6134.

  • Ambassador Enterprises
  • Ancilla College
  • Bethel College (Indiana)
  • CE National
  • Christian University GlobalNet (CUGN)
  • Encompass World Partners
  • Evangel Ministries and Detroit Bible Institute
  • Handong Global University
  • Ivy Tech State College
  • The Learning House, Inc.
  • New Tribes Bible Institute
  • Trine University
  • Southwest Baptist University
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of St. Francis (Indiana)

State Authorizations for Distance (Online) Education

Federal and state laws have established requirements that regulate distance (online) education programs offered by postsecondary institutions like Grace College & Seminary. These laws protect student-consumers related to a variety of issues that may occur during the course of their distance education. Grace makes every effort to comply with these laws related to its delivery of distance education.

As part of this compliance effort, Grace College & Seminary was approved by the State of Indiana to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Institutions like Grace that become members of SARA operate under SARA standards and policies. Membership is open to degree-granting postsecondary institutions from all sectors that are accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Grace College & Seminary is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Please note that not all online programs may be authorized or approved in every state. To see the authorization status of each state, click here. If you have a question about a particular state, please contact the School of Professional & Online Education for more information.

Students are advised to speak with the School of Professional & Online Education before moving from an authorized state to an unauthorized state prior to completing their distance education program.

Students interested in the online Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program should determine prior to enrolling in this program the educational and other licensing requirements in the state in which they plan to seek a license. Click here to obtain the contact information for mental health counseling state licensing boards or contact one of Grace’s CMHC programs for assistance.

The following are important announcements or restrictions related to authorization of Grace College’s online programs:

  • Alaska - Grace College is exempt from authorization to operate a postsecondary educational institution by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (
  • Indiana - The State of Indiana has authorized Grace College & Seminary by name to operate educational programs beyond secondary education.
  • Georgia - Students who are residents of Georgia are permitted to follow the complaint process posted on the NPEC web site (
  • Kentucky - Residents may pursue the online master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling if they plan to complete their practicum and internship in a non-restricted state such as Indiana.
  • Texas - Grace College is not required by the Texas Workforce Commission to be regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code. The State of Indiana has authorized Grace College & Seminary by name to operate educational programs beyond secondary education. The complaint process for online students is available here.

For more information about the institution's online programs, contact the School of Professional & Online Education.

Athletic Affiliations

The Grace College Lancers belong to:

Religious Affiliation

Grace College & Seminary is affiliated with the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. Grace students represent more than 30 other denominations and non-denominational churches.


Email Carrie Yocum or call 574-372-5100, ext. 6491.