Christian Life International Bible College was founded in 1981 as a Degree Granting School of Theology, and maintains a current state license to grant degrees pursuant to California Education Code. CLIBC is not accredited at this time.
Academic excellence and recognition is an important part of any college student's consideration in choosing an institution for educational preparation. In order to standardize many educational procedures and approaches to learning accrediting organizations have been established. These organizations serve to help a student find recognition in other educational institutions for the work they have accomplished.
However, many well-known and respected educational institutions have not desired accreditation as they have found the liberty to design their own curriculum approaches to be more important. Yet, the excellent quality of their education has earned them a universal recognition among their peers.
At CLIBC there are over 50% more lecture hours in the actual study of the books of the Bible than in the standard accredited curriculum. These classes are considered upper division. Undergraduate requirements are the same for general education units as in the standardized accredited curriculum and must be transferred in from such an institution to receive the Bachelors Degree offerings at CLIBC.
With regard to recognition among educational peers, officials of the Northern California Nevada District of the Assemblies of God consider the graduates of CLIBC to be some of the best-prepared ministerial candidates.
Our graduates have been able to transfer units of study to many institutions across the nation as they have continued their education in various other majors of study.
Cooperative Graduate Schools
Qualified graduates with the Bachelors Degree offerings at CLIBC have been received and excelled in graduate programs in many top graduate schools including:
Thus, since all of the privileges of an accredited institution are enjoyed by our graduates, our students have not historically been concerned about CLIBC accreditation, because it affords the opportunity to study the scriptures in a truly Bible based program. Specific arrangements may need to be made in various nations.
Fuller Theological Seminary
Golden Gate Theological Seminary
Azusa Pacific College
Assemblies of God School of Theology
Georgia State University
We fully recognize that letter grades are not able to provide a complete picture of an individual's qualification for Christian ministry. However, academic excellence is a necessary attribute in preparation for effective ministry. A student's academic work is evaluated based on whether its quality will provide adequate preparation for future ministry.
Grade Point standard scale:
A Excellent............. 4.0
B Above average......... 3.0
C Average............... 2.0
D Below average......... 1.0
F Failing......... below 1.0
GPA Maintenance Requirement
All students must maintain a 2.0 GPA. All course requirements must be completed with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. As well, each course must be passed before the student will be considered eligible for graduation.
Any student whose grade point average falls below 2.0 (using the standard 4.0 scale shown above) shall be placed on academic probation for the following semester. Students who are on probation for any two consecutive semesters shall be subject to dismissal.
Students who obtain a 3.25 GPA and have received the recommendation of the faculty shall qualify for the Honor Roll.
Students who obtain a 3.5 GPA and above and who have received the recommendation of the faculty shall be awarded High Honors.