I don't know these rules and so I've hesitated to answer. I'd like to send up the Bat Signal for Steve Levicoff because he's the expert on religious schools. exemptions, the legits and the frauds etc. So I'll just say this. We know that within the realm of purely religious schools there is a fairly broad spectrum of quality, credibility, respectability, etc. Some are legitimate, some are pure scams designed only to separate you from your money. Using the umbrella of "religious exemption" from accreditation they are all "legal." The legality of their operation says absolutely nothing about the quality of their instruction (or if there is any instruction at all).