Statement of Accreditation Status

Women’s Institute of Torah Seminary & College

  • CEO: Ettie Rosenbaum, Executive Dean
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Leslie Klein
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions » Four-year, very small, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Candidate
  • Status: Candidate Status Granted
  • Candidacy Granted: 2023
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026

Contact Information

6602 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215

  • March 9, 2023
    To acknowledge receipt of the teach-out plan. To approve the teach-out plan as required of candidate institutions in accordance with the Commission's Teach-Out Plans and Agreement(s) Policy and Procedures and federal regulation.
  • March 9, 2023
    To acknowledge receipt of the Accreditation Readiness Report. To note the on-site Candidate Assessment Team Visit by the Commission's representatives on November 4, 2022 to the main campus at 6602 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215. To note that the United States Department of Education Office of Federal Student Aid determined reasonable cause for the change in accreditor and issued approval for the change in accreditor on September 30, 2022 pursuant to DCL ID GEN 22-11 updated September 26, 2022, and DCL ID GEN 22-10 dated July 19, 2022. To further note that the Commission has determined the institutional change of accrediting agency is voluntary pursuant to 34 C.F.R. § 602.14(a). To grant Candidate for Accreditation status. To invite the institution to initiate self-study in preparation for an evaluation visit in 2025-2026. To note that Candidate for Accreditation status is an indication that an institution is progressing toward, but is not assured of, accreditation. To note that the institution may not be in Candidacy for more than five years before the grant of accreditation in accordance with federal regulation 34 CFR § 602.16(a)(2). To note that the institution's baseline scope of candidate for accreditation includes the main campus location at 6602 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215. To note the institution's baseline scope of candidate for accreditation includes the Postsecondary award (< 1 year), Postsecondary award (>=1 year, <2 years), and the Bachelor's Degree or equivalent credential levels. To note the institution's baseline scope of accreditation includes distance education. To note that prior approval through substantive change is required to change the institution's scope of accreditation after the date that candidate status is granted (Substantive Change Policy and Procedures). To note that it is the institution's responsibility to ascertain any requirements related to its eligibility for Title IV funding (student financial aid programs) and completing any required activities related to that process. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision.
  • June 24, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the Accreditation Readiness Report. To request an updated Accreditation Readiness Report, due December 1, 2021. To request that the institution complete and submit for approval a comprehensive and implementable teach-out plan, also due December 1, 2021. To direct an applicant assessment team visit following submission of the report.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved to offer programs by this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (< 1 year) Included within the scope
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 years) Included within the scope
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Main Campus
    Women's Institute of Torah Seminary - Main Campus
    6602 Park Heights Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21215

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