Assessment of Prior Learning and Life Experience
Traditionally, college credits are earned in formal classrooms within the academic semester. However, Global Ministries University believes that extra-institutional learning and life experiences can also be valid for college credit. It is therefore possible students enrolled in a degree program to be awarded credit for relevant work duties, volunteer work, non-credit courses, and seminars (doctoral degrees excluded). This process could reduce the length of time it will take to earn degree.
After prior learning and life experience credit has been awarded, student will select the courses to be taken with the assistance of the dean/mentor of program. A learning contract that includes courses and credits needed to earn degree or certificate is then developed.
Students who do not wish to pay tuition in full have the opportunity to make monthly interest-free payments and will be given a Tuition Payment Agreement to declare their method of payment. For example, students enrolled in a degree program may choose a one-year, two-year, or three-year plan, depending on how long it is expected to earn degree. Graduate certificate tuition may paid in eight monthly interest-free installments and the Specialized Certificate may be paid in three monthly interest-free installments.