The programs of study offered through Great Achievers Institute of Theology & Seminary carry the same requirements
as other traditional programs. Distant educational students are required to meet standards equal to or even greater than those
of tradtional on-campus university students. This assures that the high standards of our educational programs are maintained.
A team of qualified external consultants and other faculty and administrators regularly monitor the external program
study materials as well as your individual progress in your program of study. All programs are specifically designed for the
busy person who needs a flexible and convenient schedule to meet the rigorous degree requirements.
MINISTRY AND LIFE EXPERIENCE CREDITS
1. GAITS grants ministry and life experience
credits, but only within the guidelines of established policy. Two semester hours of credit per year for up to and not
beyond ten years of full time ministry experience. Life experience credit is granted upon evaluation by the academic
2. GAITS will grant one semester credit hour per year for up
to and not beyond five years of part time or bivocational ministry.
GAITS offers the student opportunities to meet educational goals in
a flexible learning environment. A variety of teaching strategies are used to assist the student in the application
of theory to clinical practice situations.
4. Great Achievers Institute of Theology & Seminary administers
its educational programs and activities, including admission, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
handicap, Vietnam era, or disabled veteran status. (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 specifically prohibits
discrimination on the basis of sex.
5. Great Achievers Institute of Theology & Seminary is
recgonized by the Internal Revenue Service as a nonprofit educational and charitable organization committed to providing religious
training and upholding the highest of human values through dedicated service to those in need.
6. We subscribe to a written statement of faith and mission
statement clearly affirming our commitment to religious education, advancing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and helping those
7. We are governed by a Board of Trustees. Our full board meets
via mail, e-mail, or by the internet to establish policies, set budgets, ministry goals, and discuss ministry accomplishments.
Decisions are made by ballot using one or all of the communication methods mentioned above.
8. Our financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally
accepted accounting principles. We obtain an annual audit in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.
9. Annually an audit committee is appointed to review the annual
audit and report its findings.
10. We seek to conduct our activities with the highest standards of
integrity and to avoid conflicts of interests.
11. Our fund raising appeals clearly identify the purposes
and programs to which donations will be applied, and we ensure that donations are used for the purposes for which they were
raised. All gifts to Achievers International University College are tax deductible.
Our board has directed that all contributions designated for specific projects
shall be applied to those projects. Occasionally we receive more contributions for a given project that can be wisely applied
to that project. When this happens, we use these funds to meet a similar pressing need.
Our policy is to meet the needs God lays before us, so that Christ is lifted
up, religious education is accessible for everyone and the Gospel advanced.
12. Contributions to the ministry are tax deductible to the full extent
allowed by law. All contributions in excess of $25.00 will be receipted.
13. We will not operate this ministry with indebtedness
which dishonors the cause of Christ, hinders the work of religious education, and the advancement of the Gospel. When
we make a purchase, we pay the completed invoice within 30 days. We do not intend to use the vendor's money. While
we may occasionally borrow funds for capital expenditures, we promptly repay those loans.
14. Out of respect for individual's privacy, we do not sell or rent
our mailing list to other groups wishing to sell the names and addresses of our supporters. We maintain strict security
on our list of students, friends, alumni, and supporters.
PRIVACY OF STUDENT RECORDS
15. Great Achievers Institute of Theology & Seminary will
comply with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. This Act, with which GAITS
intends to comply fully, protects the privacy of educational records, established the rights of students to inspect and review
their educational records, and provides guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and
16. The mission of GAITS is to make religious education and training
accessible worldwide in the areas of Bible knowledge and skill development to non-resident learners through nontraditional
WITHDRAWAL AND INACTIVE STUDENTS
17. After a period of one semester without academic activity students
will be automatically placed on the inactive list and will remain on this list until the student contacts the school in writing
expressing his/her desire to continue their studies and a reactivation fee has been paid. If there are special or extenuating
circumstances, please make requests in writing to the president. If a student finds it necessary to withdraw from a
course of study or a program, the student must contact the school in writing. Merely ceasing to submit assignments does not
constitute withdrawal. Students must notify the school of their intentions.
18. If it is made clear to the office of admissions at the time of
enrollment, one student referring another student may receive a $20.00 credit to their account for each student who enrolls
29. Stipends based on percentages are given to faculty members for
students they enroll and advise. These stipends are paid quarterly as long as their students remain enrolled and fulfill
their financial obligations to the school.
20. We are allowed to grant up to Six honorary degrees per
year in each state. Applications may be sent upon request.