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New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Holy Apostles College and Seminary is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the nation’s oldest regional accrediting agency, which evaluates more than 250 degree-granting colleges, universities and other institutions in the six-state region. In 2006 Holy Apostles was reaccredited for the maximum 10 years.

Accreditation means that Holy Apostles’ programs, operations, finances and objectives have undergone a thorough peer review and been found to meet or exceed the minimum standards set for academic institutions.

Accreditation is extremely important to any student who may wish to transfer credits earned at Holy Apostles to another college or university, or to use a degree earned at Holy Apostles as the basis for advanced study at another institution.

Accreditation, however, does not guarantee that all credits earned at Holy Apostles will automatically be accepted at another institution if a student transfers.

Other colleges and universities reserve the right to evaluate the content of courses being transferred to ensure that those courses deal with the same subject matter as courses taught at those other institutions. Similarly, Holy Apostles does not automatically accept all credits submitted for transfer by incoming students but reserves the right to evaluate their content first.

State of CT Accreditation Confirmation

NEASC Accreditation

Associate Membership in the Association of Theological Schools

Holy Apostles College & Seminary has associate membership status with ATS and is pursuing candidacy with the ATS Commission on Accrediting.

What is the ATS? From the ATS website: The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) is a membership organization of more than 270 graduate schools that conduct post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry and for teaching and research in the theological disciplines. The Commission on Accrediting of ATS accredits the schools and approves the degree programs they offer. ATS membership is open to schools in the Christian and Jewish faiths. The current membership represents the full range of Christian denominations, including schools in mainline and evangelical Protestant and Roman Catholic and Orthodox traditions, as well as multidenominational and nondenominational schools. Schools representing other faiths and other organizations interested in theological education may become Affiliates of ATS.

What does it mean to be an Associate member? 1.Schools initially join as Associate members upon a vote by the membership at its Biennial Meeting in even-numbered years. 2.Within five years, Associate members are expected to pursue Candidate for Accredited Membership. 3.Once a school has completed the requirements of the Commission on Accrediting, it is recognized with Accredited Membership.

When will Holy Apostles be fully accredited? Our plan is to complete our candidacy report for submission by summer 2015. More details to come once that report has been completed. Please pray for our intentions in this process!


Holy Apostles College and Seminary is Approved by The Cardinal Newman Society. Holy Apostle's commitment to fostering a strong sense of Catholic identity is recognized in the second edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College as a Recommend Catholic College.

Holy Apostles was also named in the 2010-2011 edition of the National Catholic Register’s Guide to Choosing a Catholic College.  In the same year, we received "honorable mention" in First Things magazine as one of the new, up-coming colleges to consider.

Holy Apostles was ranked by U.S. News and World Report as being in the top-third of online undergraduate programs in the country in the fall of 2013.

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