The GTU submitted the first report to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in 1965. In January 1966, GTU received
initial accreditation from WASC for a period of two years. In 1967, a second report was submitted, followed by a re-accreditation
in January 1968 for three years. The 1967 report was brought up to date and submitted to the American Association of Theological
Schools (now the Association of Theological Schools, ATS) in January 1969. In July 1969 by unanimous vote, the GTU was 'officially
recognized as an accredited member of the AATS'. In 1971, the GTU was re-accredited by WASC. In 1978, the ATS and WASC did
a joint accrediting team visit to the GTU, a practice which has continued. Both bodies re-accredited GTU for ten years.
Each body reported issues which the GTU had to address through focused reports or visits required at various dates prior to
the 1988 visit. This pattern has continued in the accreditation process. In 1988, GTU was re-accredited by ATS and WASC
for ten years with an interim report required in 1993. The next full Self-Study and accrediting visit process came in 1996.
It was followed by a Special Report and visit in 1999, and an Interim Report to WASC in 2001.
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