Affiliate Status

Cornerstone College of Virginia is an Affiliate institution of the Association for Biblical Higher Education. As such, it participates in and contributes to collegial and professional development activities of the Association. Affiliate status does not, however, constitute, imply, or presume ABHE accredited status at present or in the future.

An ABHE-accredited institution may accept transfer credits from CCV at its discretion.

Affiliate status is available to credible institutions of biblical higher education that do not hold accreditation by a U3SDE- or CHEA-recognized accrediting agency.

Affiliate members must affirm ABHE’s Tenets of Faith, be licensed (or exempted) by the appropriate state or provincial higher education authority, conform to disclosure restrictions relative to non-recognized accreditation, and be vouched for by an accredited ABHE Commission on Accreditation member institution.

Affiliate status is not to be confused with accreditation or understood in any way so as to imply such. This affiliate relationship is only available to institutions within the scope of ABHE’s service, namely Canada, the United States and related territories” (

State Council for Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV) Religious Exemption

CCV is a religious institution exempt from state regulation and oversight in the Commonwealth of Virginia.