The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has officially removed Bethel University from probationary status, and the school is once again in good standing with the accrediting agency. The announcement came only six months after Bethel was placed on probation status by SACSCOC for failure to satisfactorily comply with Federal Standard 4.9 - Definition of Credit Hours.
"We appreciate SACSCOC giving us a 6 month time frame to adequately explain and demonstrate our Compliance regarding this standard," said Bethel President Dr. Walter Butler. "And we appreciate SACSCOC working with us during this process. We look forward to our bright future as we are about to begin our 176th year of educating students."
Bethel University received notice of the SACSCOC's vote by its Board of Trustees to remove the school from probation on Thursday, June 15.
"Working with SACSCOC and providing them with the documentation they needed and demonstrating our compliance with Standard 4.9 truly was a university-wide effort. I just want to thank our entire faculty and staff for what they accomplished on this. We are a stronger university because of their hard work."