Distance Education Accrediting Commission
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808
Washington, DC 20036
Abraham Lincoln University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
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.
The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
845 S. Figueroa St.,
Los Angeles, CA 90017-2515
Our online law degree program 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.
Unlike most other institutions, we include preparation classes in the cost of tuition*, proactively supporting our students to master the skills needed to prepare for the First Year Law Students’ Examination (FYLSX, commonly referred to as the “Baby Bar”). This exam is taken at the end of the first year of law school study and serves as a valuable basis for the California Bar Examination (CBX), which is required of JD graduates who would like to become licensees of the State Bar of California and to practice law in California.
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, including bar passage rates and the Business & Professions Code Section 6061.7(a) Information Report, please visit ALU’s Consumer Information page.
Those who are enrolled in our online law degree program must register as students with the State Bar of California. Registration requires the completion of a form directly on the State Bar’s official website, www.calbar.ca.gov, as well as payment of a registration fee. The registration form must be completed accurately under penalty of perjury. Potential students of the online law degree program may contact the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California.
*As of December 15, 2020.
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 distance learning degree 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 the 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) 574-8900 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
1747 North Market, Suite 225
Sacramento, CA 95834
P.O. Box 980818
W. Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
BPPE disclosures are accessible on ALU’s Consumer Information page.