WELCOME TO COVENANT UNIVERSITY
Are you ready to begin or continue your education and build on your experience? Then Covenant University is the right place for you. All of our programs are designed to help you advance in your ministerial career or personal life. Our broad spectrum of courses and seminars will get you where you want to be.
Covenant University offers accredited correspondence courses through our main campus for those whose schedules do not permit regular class attendance. Use our website to find out more about our learning philosophy and get to know our staff.
Applicants expecting to enter a degree credit program at Covenant Bible College & Seminary must have either earned a diploma from an accredited high school, passed the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) test or have a college transcript from an accredited college. Audit Students of Covenant Bible College & Seminary do not need to provide a high school diploma nor college transcript.
Students transferring credits from other institutions of higher learning must provide official, sealed transcripts sent directly from the institution to the local CBCS Satellite Teaching Campus.
Students may be granted credit for work done on an equivalent level and for a similar amount of time in subjects that fit in the student’s program of study at Covenant Bible College & Seminary. Transferable grades must be “C” or above. Transferable grades will be included in the student’s overall grade point average (GPA) at CBCS. Please note that Vocational and Technical College credits will not be accepted.
Formal transfer credit evaluation is done by the Registrar’s Office through the Main Campus after all official transcripts have been forwarded from the Satellite Teaching Campus. Official transcripts should be received by the Main Campus Registrar’s office within 60 days of the student’s application to CBCS in order for the transfer credit to be included in that academic year. Please note: Credits from other schools of higher learning transferring to CBCS will be limited to a TOTAL of sixty (60) credits.
To receive a degree from CBCS, students must have taken or transferred credits covering Year One subjects and have completed a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours at CBCS.
Ministry Life Experience Credit
MINISTRY LIFE EXPERIENCE CREDIT
Ministry Life Experience credit recognizes academic study for a minimum of five years of experience in ministry that has been sanctioned by the church.
A student may submit a resume detailing his/her ministry and, upon approval and receipt of a one time, non refundable fee of $250.00, will be awarded up to thirty credit hours.
All of CBCS courses are available via correspondence. If a student is opting to take courses through this process, the student application should indicate CORRESPONDENCE. The Correspondence Student is required to follow the same academic guidelines as in-class students. Zoom conferencing options are available for remote students. Contact our Registrar’s office.
Anyone may audit a class/classes. There are two requirements. An audit form must be filled out and a non-refundable audit fee must be paid prior to beginning the course. A person auditing a class is not required to pay a registration fee, take any test, do any homework or audibly participate in the class discussions. No attendance records or grades are kept. Auditing a class cannot apply to receiving any credits.
All of the following steps must be completed before an application will be processed by the Registrar:
1. Completely fill out the CBCS Student Application. Any omission will cause the application to be returned to the student. This will delay formal acceptance and academic assessment.
2. Include the $35 application fee.
3. Submit either proof of high school graduation or official transcripts from other institutions of higher learning:
A. Proof of high school graduation includes a copy of any one of the following three items: a high school diploma, a GED certificate, or high school transcripts.
B. Official, sealed transcripts from previous institutions of higher learning (these must be sent directly to your Satellite Teaching Campus ).
4. If applying for Ministry Life Experience credit, include a completed BIO/Resume, along with a $250 MLE application fee.