The Admissions Director will grant full acceptance to the program of an application for admission once it has met the following criteria. The Admissions Committee of Horizon University will consider any exceptions.
- Completion of at least 40-60 semester hours of transferable work.
- Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better on all prior academic work.
- Two acceptable references.
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary academic work.
- Completion of application materials and the payment of a $100.00 non-refundable application fee.
Provisional and Conditional Acceptance
Applicants who are lacking certain documents or from a non-accredited or non-licensed institution may be granted Provisional standing. Applicants, who appear to be deficient in admission requirements and are seeking an exception to one or more of the Criteria for Admission, may be granted a Conditional Acceptance for Admission. The Admissions Committee, which will use its discretion to determine the probability of the individual’s ability to benefit from the program, will review each case.
Horizon University is committed to equipping Christians for fruitful ministry. This demands a strong biblical curriculum, which in turn, requires a strong commitment to the Lord on the part of the student. Students will be asked to provide a writing sample that describes their initial conversion to Christ or their current involvement within the body of Christ.
Academically, Horizon University students must be able to read and write adequately in the English language. Students enrolling in the full-time program should have completed minimum secondary school requirements with at least a 2.0 GPA to enter the degree program. A GED may also be accepted as meeting the minimum requirements. A student without the above minimum requirements may appeal to the Admissions Committee, and based upon personal recommendations, commitment, tests, and life experience, may be considered for conditional admission. Once students admitted on a conditional basis complete 6 units toward their designated program with a grade of C or better, they will be considered fully enrolled.
- Submit completed application, along with a non-refundable application fee of $100
- Submit a writing sample in the form of an essay, addressing one of the following topics: your Christian experience, or your understanding of personal spirituality. Include some of your educational goals in the essay. The sample must be a minimum of 300 words, typed, and double-spaced.
- Provide two personal references: one from church leadership, and the other from a teacher or employer.
- Submit proof of high school graduation, or GED equivalent (first time freshman only)
- Request all transcripts and academic records from prior colleges listed on the application. Transcripts must be sent to Horizon University Admissions.
- Submit a viable e-mail address
- Read and agree to the “Horizon University Social and Behavioral Standards” sheet
- Schedule an academic counseling appointment through the admissions office.
- Apply for Financial Aid if desired
- Register for classes
- Attend new student orientation (full-time students)
Tuition & Fees
- $250 per unit (3 unit class = $750)
The charge for tuition for 2012-2013 is $250.00 per semester hour for each semester of the program. Thus, each semester with four 3-credit courses the tuition rate will be $3,000.00. Tuition for the four semesters of the adult Degree Completion Program will be $13,500. Students will be guaranteed that the tuition rate will remain constant if they continue with the same cohort group. If a student changes to another cohort group a special fee will be charged and tuition rates will become that of the new cohort group that he/she joins.
Application Fee and Enrollment Deposit
At the time of application, the student will be charged a non-refundable $100.00 application fee. In addition, there will be a $100 enrollment deposit charged. The enrollment deposit guarantees the student a place in a specific cohort group and applies toward the tuition paid at the beginning of the first semester.
Students who desire to borrow money for educational expenses should check with the Financial Aid Office. Some students will find it advantageous to use other sources for a personal loan. Amounts that can be borrowed, interest rates and repayment schedules will vary with the individual lenders. Brochures for such programs may be available in the APS Program Office. Before making a final decision on a loan you should seek the advice of a counselor in that office. Remember that loans need to be repaid.
For students who are unable to pay the full semester’s tuition and fees at registration, the College will make available a three-payment installment plan. One-third of the payment is due at registration, one-third is due the first of the second full month (30-60 days after registration), and the final one-third is due the first of the third full month after registration. Payment of tuition and fees is accepted by cask, check, or credit card.
Tuition Reimbursement Plans
Many corporations have programs to encourage their employees to complete their education. In many cases, these programs involve tuition reimbursement. When a student’s employer has such a program, the college will assist with a deferred tuition plan. Students must obtain the Tuition Reimbursement Request Form from the PACE Degree Completion Program Office. That form must be completed and returned to the office along with a copy of the employer’s policy and a letter from the employer stating that the employee is eligible for the program.
The College will provide a listing of all charges and notification of the student’s successful completion of modular courses or semesters according to the employer’s requirements. If the tuition reimbursement plan covers less than 100%, the student will be required to pay the portion of tuition and fees not covered by his or her employer at registration. If the employer payment involves payment after registration day, the student is expected to pay a minimum of the application fee ($100.00) and the tuition/enrollment deposit ($100.00) at the time of registration.
If the employer’s plan calls for payment at the end of each course or at the end of the semester, the plan must be approved in advance by the Finance office. The student will be responsible for any amount that is not paid by the employer for any reason.
Tuition Refund Policy
- 100% of tuition refunded within seven (7) days after log-in date**.
- 30% of tuition refunded within eight (8) to fourteen (14) days after log-in date**.
- There are no refunds after fourteen (14) days from the initial log-in date**.
- Fees are non-refundable.
** The start date for each class offering period. The Classes Start/ First Login Day is the FIRST day students will have access to their courses. (These Key Dates will be provided to the student upon enrollment and are also available on the website).
Veterans Administration/GI Bill Refund Policy
Horizon University has and maintains a policy for the refund of the unused portion of tuition, and fees, and other charges in the event the veteran or eligible person fails to enter the course or withdraws, or is discontinued at any time prior to the completion of a course. The amount charged to the veteran or eligible person for tuition, fees, and other charges does not exceed the approximate pro rata portion of the total charges for tuition, fees, and other charges, that the length of the completed portion of the course should bear to it total length.