1 Welcome to LBC s Accelerated Undergraduate Degrees program INFORMATION SESSION
2 Accelerated Undergraduate Degrees - Overview 1 Relationship with Summit International School of Ministry 2 PURPOSE of the program 3 How you can BENEFIT from the Program 4 Six Curriculum OPTIONS available 5 The ADMISSIONS Process (How to apply)
3 1. Summit International School of Ministry Through our special official arrangement with Summit International School of Ministry, we will: Transfer all your earned Summit International School of Ministry credits to LBC Provide a streamlined application process for dual-enrollment students
4 Deliver accredited certificates, associate s, and bachelor s degrees (through courses taken for credit) Transcribe Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through our Biblical Enrichment program ($10 per CEU fee). 30 CEUs can result in earning a certificate with graduation and alumni privileges.
5 Current Summit students have a dual-enrollment option for LBC s associate s degree with LBC offering face-toface courses (with a blended online component) on Summit s campus. We expect courses will be offered Tuesday nights for 12 weeks -- 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
6 Dual-enrollment students will receive a LBC scholarship that will reduce LBC s AUD tuition to $299 per credit. Dualenrollment students will complete Summit s 2 year program and take 5 LBC courses (3 on campus, 2 online) earning both the Summit diploma and LBC s associate s degree. You may participate in both graduation ceremonies (LBC s May graduation).
7 Summit Alumni may complete your studies entirely online or through evening courses at one of our campuses (Lancaster, PA; Philadelphia, PA; Greenbelt, MD; Memphis, TN) or a mix of both. The cost is $410 per credit.
8 2. Program PURPOSE Designed to meet educational & ministry needs of Christian adults who: Already have a nearly full plate (very busy lives filled with family, church, employment, etc.) Desire to complete their degree in accelerated evening classes or online
9 Reliable 20+ years of programs focused on adult learners Reliable College founded in 1933 (This year is our 80 th anniversary) Reliable regional and national accreditation
10 3. How will you BENEFIT Minimal interference with your life schedule On-campus: 1 evening per week for class Lancaster 6 10pm Tuesday nights. 5 weeks per course At Summit Tuesday nights for 12 weeks -- 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
11 Online: no set time during the week when you must log on Courses are 6 weeks long
12 You may create a schedule with a mix of on campus and online courses, or do the program completely online never having to come to campus.
13 Homework Time ON CAMPUS 15 to 20 hrs a week A combination of independent study and class instruction ONLINE/Blended 18 to 22 hrs a week
14 Typical student load: 1 course at a time
15 How will you BENEFIT Credit for life experience is possible. Need to provide documentation of past training, work, ministry-related skills, and prior learning Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) Up to 30 credits (tuition free, 1-time fee $175) Earn your Certificate, Associates, or Bachelors degree from an accredited college Grow your skills in communication, leadership, and ministry
16 How will you BENEFIT Know what your course assignments are in advance to help with course planning Class size allows for individualize instruction and assistance Develop a network from your classmates and instructors
17 Experts and Practitioners Who will teach you? Full-time LBC faculty, scholars, experts, who are caring and dynamic Pastors and ministry leaders with full credentials to be full-time faculty, but choose to be in ministry and teach they speak from experience and wisdom, making learning practical
18 How will you BENEFIT Gain the satisfaction of completing your Certificate, Associate or Bachelor degree Gain valuable soft skills to lead projects and teams Gain technology skills to stay innovative
19 Financing Current Summit students have a dual-enrollment option for LBC s associate s degree nights for 12 weeks -- 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Dual-enrollment students will receive a LBC scholarship that will reduce LBC s AUD tuition to $299 per credit. For Summit alumni the tuition is $410 per credit.
20 Life Experience credits - up to 30 tuition free credits (up to $12,300 value!).
21 Financing Scholarships, Grants, and Loans are available Details provided on our website
22 4. Six Curricular OPTIONS Earn your first AS degree Earn your first BS degree Earn a second BS degree (36 credits in Bible/theology) Earn a certificate (30 credits in Bible/theology) Non-degree (earn credits but not enrolled in any one specific option) Audit for Continuing Education Units (ACSI recognized CEUs), that can be used for Certificates through our Biblical Enrichment Institute
23 Subject areas (majors, minors, and concentrations): Bible, General Studies, Counseling, Student Ministry, Women and Family Ministry, Communication, Pastoral Ministry, TESOL, Social Work, Business Administration, Intercultural studies and more fields of study available soon What would you like to study? (some available online, some only available through traditional program)
24 What career can I have because I ve earned a LBC degree? Our goal is to prepare you for various careers in the church and in society. A career counselor will gladly assist you in further investigating career options.
25 5. Admissions (Requirements and Process) Once you have become familiar with the program and have decided to apply, please take the following 4 steps: 1. Submit the Application for Admission Form (found online). LBC.edu/Summit Include your brief autobiographical statement including a statement about your commitment to Jesus Christ as your personal Savior.
26 Admissions (Requirements and Process) 2. Submission of official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended. GPA of 2.0 (4.0 scale) or better on all prior college level academic work.
27 Lifestyle Standards While enrolled in Accelerated Undergraduate Degrees, all students are expected to adhere to LBC s Lifestyle Standards.
28 Thank you for your interest in Accelerated Undergraduate Degrees.
29 The following slides contain additional information about finances:
30 Financing There are two questions that sound alike but are different. Very different when you stop and think about it. "How much does it cost?" and "What's it worth?"
31 When you shop, you can ask either question, but invariably, you'll be given the price of the item... not the worth of it. But, really, the cost of something is only its actual price. The worth is its personal value. There's a world of difference between the two. Any salesperson can quote the cost... but only you can determine the worth.
32 I'm convinced that the difference between handling our money wisely or foolishly is largely determined by the interplay between these two forces. We know we've spent wisely when the cost is eclipsed by the worth.
34 What is the value of LBC? God wants us to be good stewards. God gave us brains to think and learn, so we could use them. Stewardship: the individual s responsibility to manage his or her life. The one who walks with the wise grows wise -Proverbs 13:20
35 God wants us to be educated. Listen to what Peter says about learning and growing: make every effort to add to your faith goodness and to goodness knowledge, and to knowledge self-control... For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge Peter 1:5-8 God s curriculum for education.
36 God delights in our learning and education. All education should lead and reveal to us how great God is. Science, history, math. etc.
37 God equips people for service to Him. Moses Exodus 2:10 - was adopted by Pharoah s daughter and received the best of the kingdom, including education and training. He became the leader of Israel Daniel In Daniel 1:3-5, we see that Daniel was selected under these conditions. He had an aptitude for learning, well informed, quick to understand. They were to be trained for three years to be leaders in Babylon under king Nebuchadnezzar.
38 Paul Acts 22:3 Paul says, Under Gamaliel I was thoroughly trained in the law of our fathers Jesus Luke 2: At the age of 12 Jesus went with his parents to the synagogue. After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers.
39 God designed you for a specific purpose. God has a plan for you and your life. It is a good plan. Jeremiah 29:11 - I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you, not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.
40 Consider the great opportunity to go to school. It is a great privilege! Ask God to help you honor Him with your education.