Member Benefits

Member Benefits for Christian Colleges and Universities

  1. ACSI Website
    • Listing as a member institution on ACSI website, with link to institutional website;
    • Listing of any scholarship offerings (for students or member school employees) on ACSI website;
    • Listing of any ACSI-approved coursework and available professional development opportunities for Christian school faculty, staff, and leaders (that leads to meeting certification requirements).
  2. ACSI Lists
    • A listing of ACSI member high schools with contact information;
    • Access to ACSI's list of Distinguished Christian High School Student Award winners.
  3. ACSI Services
    • Subscription to ACSI publications, including Legal Legislative Update.
  4. ACSI Sponsor Program
    • Membership fee is applied toward sponsorship level;
    • Application fee of $1500 is waived.

In Addition, HEAP Membership includes:

  1. All costs for pursuit/maintenance of HEAP status for teacher education department and graduate programs (excluding costs related to visits).
  2. When HEAP status is successfully obtained/maintained:
  • Automatic initial ACSI certification free of charge for qualified graduates from approved programs;
  • Consideration of faculty and students as potential ACSI Higher Education Professional Development Partners (development of online content for ACSI PD, and approval to present at ACSI professional development events);
  • Free samples of PDP textbook series for education department library;
  • Designation on ACSI website as a HEAP institution.
  • Discounted registration fees at certain ACSI events for program faculty and students.

Eligibility Requirements for Membership

Your institution must be accredited by a recognized (CHEA) accrediting agency, or, if not accredited by an approved accrediting agency, submit the following documentation to ACSI for evaluation and verification prior to membership approval:

  • Most recent institutional catalog
  • Proof of four years of existence
  • Proof of state, country, or provincial recognition as a degree-granting institution
  • Proof of faculty credentials and curricular credibility
  • Proof that credits transfer to fully accredited undergraduate or graduate institutions
  • Any other information deemed appropriate to assist in evaluation