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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 1. Is ACBI an on-campus college?
  2. ACBI is a dynamic blended approach to earning your degree. Complete college-level PACEs in your own home or church! The Administrators’ Training course takes place in the A.C.E. office in Hendersonville, and the Educational Assistance and Service Adventure internship programs take place abroad.

  3. 2. How do I receive my PACEs?
  4. ACBI will mail them to you.

  5. 3. Are government scholarships available for ACBI?
  6. ACBI offers excellent scholarships unrelated to government funding.

  7. 4. Is traveling abroad required?
  8. Yes. ACBI wants graduates to fully understand ministry work through PACEs and hands–on experience that cannot be found elsewhere. These internships provide opportunities to minister as you travel abroad.

  9. 5. Do I have to be a graduate of a Model or Quality Status school using the A.C.E. curriculum to apply to ACBI?
  10. Yes, for this year. This may change in the near future.

  11. 6. Is ACBI regionally accredited?
  12. ACBI is not accredited but is authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

  13. 7. What type of credential is awarded?
  14. Certificate of Training in Christian Education (1 year)
    Associate of Applied Arts in Christian Education degree (2 years)

  15. 8. What is the concentration of study?
  16. Christian Education

  17. 9. Will prospective students be required to take the SAT or ACT?
  18. ACT only

  19. 10. Will there be a diagnostic test?
  20. No

  21. 11. Do you accept transfer students?
  22. Currently we do not accept transfer students. ACBI plans to make this possible in the near future.

  23. 12. Can adults attend ACBI?
  24. Currently ACBI is only accepting high school seniors or graduates from a school using the A.C.E. curriculum with Model or Quality Status. ACBI plans to make this possible in the near future.

  25. 13. How will I pay?
  26. ACBI offers two payment options. Pay one semester at a time or pay monthly.