International University and Theological Seminary (IUTS) holds applicant status with the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) since November 2018. ABHE defines applicant status as follows: 

Applicant Status is a pre-membership status granted to those institutions that meet the Commission’s Conditions of Eligibility and that possess such qualities as might provide a basis for achieving candidate status within a maximum of five years. Applicant institutions are required to submit annual reports demonstrating progress toward candidate status. During year four, an institutional self-study report and an institutional planning document are to be submitted to the Commission office prior to an evaluation team visit regarding the institutional readiness for candidate status.