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Elim Bible Institute and College is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), [15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: (434) 525-9539; email:] having been awarded Accredited Status as a Category I institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on April 24, 2018. Accreditation is for a period of up to five years (2018-2023).  TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).



In November 2012, EBIC was granted a provisional charter valid for a term of five years by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York to conduct programs leading to the Associate in Applied Science degree. The one-year certificate program is also registered by the NYS Education Department and is part of the NYSED inventory of registered programs.



ECFA-SealThe Evangelical Counsel of Financial Accountability (ECFA) recognizes Elim Bible Institute and College as one of its charter members. ECFA accredits its members and holds them to high standards of accountability with respect to governance, financial management and stewardship/fundraising practices. Members include Christian ministries, denominations, churches, educational institutions and other tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations.



GI Bill®

EBIC is approved by the NYS Division of Veterans Affairs, Bureau of Veteran’s Education, for the training of veterans.



The college has been granted eligibility by the United States Department of Education to participate in student financial assistance programs authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.



EBIC is approved for the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). Eligible New York residents, enrolled in the AAS degree or Launch certificate program, may receive an annual TAP award up to $5,165.




If you are interested in reviewing documents describing our Accreditation and Approval, please contact the Academic Office at 585-582-8210.