Southern Evangelical Seminary is now an "Associate Member of the Association of Theological Schools". According to ATS's website the Associate member status lasts for five years, then the school is either to apply for candidate for accreditation status, or to continue as an associate member. Does anyone know if SES is planning on gaining ATS accreditation? I find this interesting since ATS requires a one year residency for MA and MDiv programs (pg3) but, as many here know, SES does not require that. For their MA degrees SES only requires 12hrs on campus, and for their MDiv SES only requires 18hrs on campus. Is SES going to be giving up their distance program in favor of ATS accreditation? Or are they going to remain associate member? Btw. I find it interesting that ATS does recongize TRACS (see pg2 of ATS link above). I wonder if that means those schools that say their ATS accreditation does not allow them to accept TRACS credits are using ATS as a cover? Just a question.