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Student Body

SUM upholds the scriptural truth that Jesus Christ came to establish a ministry of reconciliation. We are committed to the ministry of mending the brokenhearted and living in unity and equality. We embrace students of many different cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds. For information about the diversity of the college and seminary student body, go to, and look up our institution, under Final Release Data: “SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary,


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Consumer Information

As required by California Regulations and Disclosure requirements the consumer information section is meant to help prospective and current students locate important information on the SUM site. The information provided is in compliance with the California Regulations and Disclosure regulations. Please visit our website for further inquiries.


School Performance Fact Sheet

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

Master of Arts in Christian Leadership


ABHE Annual Report

2016 -2017 Fiscal Year

WASC Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

BPPE Annual Report

Institutional information and program data.

2016 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report


Student Achievement Report

Student Achievement Report (2007-2015) - Alumni placement data from 2007 to 2015, and completions by gender and race. Last Updated on May 26, 2016.
2011 Graduate Performance Report 2011 - Completion rates, placement and salary information for SUM graduates in 2011.


Bible Exit Exam

2014 Bible Exit Exam Norms - Proficiency of SUM graduate understanding of the Bible in comparison with other Bible colleges. Last Updated on June 24, 2014.

General Disclosures

SUM complies with federal requirements to share and post detailed and specific consumer information. Here, you will find links to the required information and documents to keep on file for your records. Should you have any questions you can always feel free to contact the Admissions or Student Financial Services offices, and we will be happy to assist you.

Institutional Information

About SUM
SUM is a private, coeducational, Bible College & Theological Seminary connected with its Pentecostal/Charismatic Christian community. This movement generates a multi-cultural, multi-racial, and gender-inclusive fellowship empowered by the Holy Spirit. Evangelism, peacemaking, and reconciliation mark this fellowship. SUM is committed to reaching out to all people with the gospel and building cultural diversity, racial reconciliation, and gender equality.

The college catalog provides a publication describing academic programs, student services, general regulations, requirements and procedures. The publication describes all classes offered by the institution.

Academic Programs
The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education has granted SUM approval to operate and grant degrees within the State of California. Approval to operate means compliance with minimum standards set forth by the BPPE. Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Post-Secondary Education at:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento California, 95833
(916) 431-6959

Undergraduate Degree
The undergraduate degree program in biblical studies in various concentrations is specially focused on equipping students for effective ministry through academic instruction combined with hands-on ministry and personal mentorship that help students attain a fundamental grounding in Biblical Studies.

 Graduate Degrees
There are four Master's degrees with special concentrations. They are: Master of Arts in Biblical Studies, Master of Arts in Christian Leadership and Master of Divinity. The Degree Program Forms are described in detail in our catalog for students matriculating in Fall 2017-18.

The Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE)
5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Ste 130
Orlando, FL 32822

The Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) is the oldest national, Bible college accreditation agency. ABHE specializes in biblical ministry formation and professional leadership education. It is officially recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the United States Department of Education. It is also one of the eight regional associations that make up the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE), representing North America.

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
985 Atlantic Ave, Alameda, CA 94501

WASC has reviewed the application and determined that SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary has been awarded Candidacy Status

  • Facilities and Directory

  • Disabilities │ Seminary Disabilities

  • Admissions Process

  • Copyright Policy

  • Plagiarism

    • Plagiarism is a serious academic offense that can result in student discipline including withdrawal. For more information regarding this please check our school catalogue.

  • Graduate Employment

    • SUM is committed to recruit, train and send out men and women who have a passion to proclaim Jesus Christ to the cities of our world. We offer an affordable theological education combining academic excellence, practical hands on ministry, and personal mentorship. Our holistic approach challenges student character and strengthens their abilities for ministry. Information regarding this is available in our Graduate Performance Report information from our website.

  • SUM Retention and Graduation Rates


Financial Aid Information

SUM participates in the Federal Pell Grant program as well as the Federal Direct Stafford Loan program, also known as Title IV funding.

  • Federal Pell Grant

    • The Federal Pell Grant Program provides federal funds for students of families that qualify. To be eligible, an applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident, demonstrate financial need, and must not have previously received a bachelor’s (or higher) degree. Students may apply for the Pell Grant by filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid at

  • Tuition and Cost │ Seminary Costs

  • Federal Direct Stafford Loan

  • Scholarships

    • Students in need for financial assistance may explore the scholarships opportunities available from the following websites:

      • Fastweb:

      • UNIGO:

      • StudentScholarshipSearch:

      • College Board:

    • Students are encouraged to seek other support such as church sponsorships and scholarships offered by outside organizations to qualified students.

  • Financial Aid Process

    • A student may begin the process by applying for a FSA ID – parents of Dependent Students will also need a FSA ID. To create a FSA ID go to the FSA ID website to begin the process. If you have had a PIN in the past if you are able to link your FSA ID to your previous PIN then you may begin the FAFSA immediately. If you did not or cannot you will need to wait 2-3 days for your FSA ID to be validated. Once your FSA ID is established it is possible to complete a FAFSA by going to the FAFSA website and entering the SUM school code: 037524.

  • Loans

    • SUM participates in the Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program (FDSL). Students and parents may borrow up to the cost of attendance through these federally subsidized and unsubsidized loans. To be eligible for an FDSL loan, students and/or parents must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online by going to

  • Withdrawal from SUM

    • Students who find it necessary to withdraw from school prior to the first day of classes must notify the Admissions Department. A student may voluntarily withdraw (VWD) from a class or all classes during and after the Add/Drop Date. If a student fails to attend a class for which he/she has register and if the student fails to communicate to the faculty member the reason(s) for missing the first two weeks of class, SUM’s registrar will remove the student’s classes from his/her enrollment and all funding will be returned to the appropriate agencies. This forced withdrawal does not remove any financial obligation the student has incurred. For more information on SUM withdrawal policies students may check our catalogue by visiting our website the

Under the Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), students have the right to restrict the release of certain records (grades, billing, tuition, fees, financial aid, and other student information) maintained by SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary. For more information please visit or call (202) 260-3887

  • Placement and types of employment graduates │ Annual Report

SUM Safety Documents

Safety documents can be accessed from the link

  • Student Privacy Act

  • Grievance Right and Procedure

  • Annual Security Report

  • Sexual Harassment

  • Clery Act and Compliance

  • Annual Fire Report

  • Crisis and Emergency Response