Amherst Theological Seminary offers the same curriculum (a better one, though, I would say) than the more widely known seminaries in the Lynchburg/Madison Heights/Roanoke area. The staff is hardworking, and friendly, and willing to work with you both financially, academically, and spiritually - whatever your needs are when it comes to furthering your education. I earned an Associate's in 2002 with ATS, and a Bachelor's in Theology a few years after. I was able to accomplish the first degree while still in high school, but it was because the curriculum at ATS wasn't impossible. I definitely recommend ATS to anyone looking to further their theological education.