1. What is an accelerated undergraduate degree program?
Accelerated Undergraduate Degrees (AUD) serve adults who are typically employed full time and want to complete a certificate, associate, or bachelor degree in the evening. Each course is six or seven weeks long and includes the same material as a normal 15-week course. This accelerated format means that the program is fast paced and requires more time studying each week. Most students take one course at a time.
2. Is MCUTS@LBC accredited?
Lancaster Bible College is nationally and regionally accredited. They are regionally accredited with the Middle States Commission of Higher Education (MSCHE), as well as nationally with the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). All degree programs of MCUTS@LBC are programs of Lancaster Bible College. MCUTS is currently seeking accreditation as an independent program. Until such time as that accreditation is approved MCUTS will offer only Continuing Education programs independently of the Lancaster Bible College program.
3. How much time will I need to spend in studies each week, and what type of work will I be doing?
Students should plan on 10-15 hours of reading, homework and class attendance each week. If you attend a class on campus, four hours are spent in the classroom plus outside class prep and assignments.
4. How soon can I finish my degree? How many courses will I need to take?
Students with transfer credits are able to earn an associate degree in as few as five courses and a bachelor degree in as few as ten courses. Students may also be able to accelerate graduation by earning academic credits for their life experiences through the Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) evaluation process.
5. How do I earn credit from my life experiences? What types of life experiences qualify?
Applicants will need to complete a CPL application and documentation of experiences and training that might qualify. Students may receive credit from prior training programs, work and military experience, and ministry they have been involved in.
6. What training programs can I receive CPL from?
· Equip/Biblical Enrichment Institute (of LBC)
· Downline Ministry
· Methodist Church Health Network
· Devos Urban Leadership Initiative
· Urban Youth Initiative
· Military Experience/Training
· Other Designated Ministry Partners
7. What career(s) will your degree prepare me for?
Our goal is to prepare each student for various careers in the church and in society. Your academic advisor and the academic dean can provide you information on career paths for specific degree programs.
8. How much will it cost for me to complete my studies with LBC@MCUTS?
Please view the Tuition and Fees section of the website for information on the cost of a certificate or degree from LBC@MCUTS and financial aid.
9. Will I be able to transfer credits from MCUTS@LBC to another college or university?
LBC@MCUTS is a special purpose institution with the goal of educating Christian students to think and live a biblical worldview and to proclaim Christ by serving him in the Church and society. Transfer credit is always the responsibility of the receiving institution. Any student interested in transferring credit hours to another college or university should check with that institution directly to determine if any credit hours can be transferred.
Transferability of Credit
Credits earned at Lancaster Bible College at the Memphis Center for Urban Theological Studies (hereafter, LBC@MCUTS) may not transfer to another educational institution. Credits earned at another educational institution may not be accepted by LBC@MCUTS. You should obtain confirmation that LBC@MCUTS will accept any credits you have earned at another educational institution before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement. You should also contact any educational institutions that you may want to transfer credits earned at LBC@MCUTS to determine if such institutions will accept credits earned at LBC@MCUTS prior to executing an enrollment contract or agreement. The ability to transfer credits from LBC@MCUTS to another educational institution may be very limited. Your credits may not transfer and you may have to repeat courses previously taken at LBC@MCUTS if you enroll in another educational institution. You should never assume that credits will transfer to or from any educational institution. It is highly recommended and you are advised to make certain that you know the transfer credit policy of LBC@MCUTS and of any other educational institutions you may in the future want to transfer the credits earned at LBC@MCUTS before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement.