Abraham Lincoln University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (www.deac.org). The Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
The Accrediting Commission is a charter member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the leading non-governmental recognition for accrediting associations. A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations.
ALU is a recognized CHEA member institution. CHEA is comprised of an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and serves as a national voice for voluntary accreditation and quality assurance to the U.S. Congress and U.S. Department of Education.
Committee of Bar Examiners (CBE) of the State Bar of California
The School of Law is registered with the Committee of Bar Examiners (CBE) of the State Bar of California as an unaccredited distance learning law school. ALU’s authority to grant a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, which qualifies graduates to take the California Bar Examination and obtain admission to the practice of law in California, is through the Committee of Bar Examiners. ALU students must pass the First-Year Law Students’ Examination (FYLSX) at the end of the first year of law school study. For additional information regarding the law school, please see this link: School of Law Disclosures
Law school students must register as students with the State Bar of California. Registration consists of the filing of a form that inquires into the applicant’s age, addresses, general education and legal education. The registration form must be completed accurately under penalty of perjury.
Registration forms are available directly from the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California from their offices or on their internet website (see below). Potential students with any questions may contact the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California at:
The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (Main Office)
415-538-2000 (Main Office)
845 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90017-2515 (Branch Office)
213-765-1000 (Branch Office) www.calbar.ca.gov.
California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)
The programs, with the exception of the Juris Doctor degree program, offered by Abraham Lincoln University, a private institution, have been licensed by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) by institutional license through accreditation.
The Juris Doctor degree program offered by Abraham Lincoln University is considered exempt by BPPE and is instead under the jurisdiction of the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California (CBE).
As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. Questions or concerns about this institution which have not been satisfactorily answered or resolved by the school may be directed to the Bureau. A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau by calling toll-free 888.370.7589, local 916.431.6959 and fax 916.263.1897, or by completing a complaint form which may be obtained at www.bppe.ca.gov.
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, S-400
Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
P.O. Box 980818
W. Sacramento, CA 95798-0818