Horizon University’s School of Ministry 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 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.
- Complete 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.
- 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
Tuition and Fees
- $175 per unit (3 unit class = $525)
The charge for tuition for 2012-2013 is $175.00 per semester hour for each semester of the program. Thus, each semester with four 3-credit courses the tuition rate will be $2,100.00. Tuition for the three semesters (Fall, Winter, Spring) will be $6,300.
Application fee: $100 – A non-refundable application fee is to accompany the application when seeking enrollment into a degree or certificate program.
Registration Fee: $25 – A non-refundable registration fee per semester is due at the time of registration.
Tuition Installment Plan:
A student may wish to extend paying tuition over a period of time. The following are guidelines for extending tuition payments over time. Students using Financial Aid or the GI Bill are not eligible for the institutional installment plan.
- Online students must pay at least one third of tuition plus fees at registration.
Evening and Day students must pay at least 25% plus fees at registration.
- A payment schedule will be arranged with the admissions office.
These arrangements must be completed by the end of the late registration period.
- The tuition for the previous term must be current before the student is eligible to register
for another term of classes
- Grades and transcripts will be withheld until all tuition is paid
Transcript fee: $5 – Students may request copies of their Horizon University course transcript be mailed to them or to other institutions. A Transcript Request Form is available from the website or the Horizon University office. Transcripts will be mailed within two weeks upon receipt of request. A $10 fee will be charged for rush requests to be processed within 48 hours of receipt.
Program: Day/Evening/Online - 12 week semesters
Week 1-2: 100% Refund
Week 3-5: 50% Refund
Week 6-12: 0% Refund
Please Note: “The first day of the week” is the first day of the semester, not the first day your class meets.
“The last day of the week” is Friday regardless of which day of the week your class meets.
Official drop/withdrawal forms are available from the admissions office or from the website.
(Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.)
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.