Accreditation Statement

Association of Theological Schools

The Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius was elected to associative membership in The Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada in 2004 and was granted candidacy status in June, 2008 for a term of five years to the fall of 2012.  The second self-study was launched and resulted in re-accreditation of the seminary in January of 2012 for a period of seven years to 2019. As of February 2020, BCS is further accredited till March 2030.


National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC SARA)

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, commonly known as SARA, provides a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.  When states join SARA, they agree to follow uniform processes for approving their eligible institutions’ participation.  They also agree to deal with other states’ SARA institutions in a common way when those institutions carry out activities in SARA states other than their own.

As of April 2020, 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are members of SARA.  Over 2,100 colleges and universities participate in SARA.

Byzantine Catholic Seminary received SARA approval in 2020.

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