notice to prospective degree students

This institution is approved by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education to offer degree programs in International Development. To continue to offer degree programs this institution must meet the following requirements:  

  • WCIU must become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one-degree program.  
  • WCIU must achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation as defined in regulations by 2017, and-full accreditation by July 1, 2020. If this institution stops pursuing accreditation it must:   
  • stop all enrollment in its degree programs and   
  • provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund. An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended  

Pursuant to the above notice, WCIU will continue its commitments to all its students currently admitted and enrolled in its programs. However, it is currently only admitting NEW students into its core, MA in International Development degree program. 



Prospective students desiring to take the Foundations of Biblical Faith course, or apply to the Master of Arts in International Development Program, must first apply for Conditional Admission.

Students desiring to apply for Full Admission must first complete 2 WCIU courses and meet all Full Admission requirements.


WCIU receives student applications and processes them in a timely a manner as possible. Formal announcements regarding acceptance into the University programs are sent via email twice per year, approximately four weeks prior to enrollment for the October and April terms. 

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