A U.S. District Court judge rule that Baltimore International College will hold on to its accreditation long enough to start the fall semester. The culinary and hospitality school’s accreditation was due to expire midnight Wednesday, but Judge Marvin J. Garbis issued a temporary restraining order to avoid the disruption of the school’s students and to protect the jobs of its employees.

The commission’s attorney, Timothy F. McCormack of Ballard Spahr, declined to comment.