Yes. A student can register for classes online through the Student Connection. In order to register for a class, students must enter into the “Secure” area of the site. For further assistance, students may contact their respective Academic Coach.
While each program is focused on the fields of biblical counseling, life coaching and caregiving, the Advanced Certificate programs reflects an emphasis on general caregiving or life coaching in personal ministry. Our Diploma Programs have a more detailed focus on issues facing individuals and families today, and how to deal with each one. The Advanced and Masters Diploma programs provide an extensive and customized learning experience to specific fields of interest and further prepare students for counseling ministry, life coaching and additional credentialing.
We are very excited about our online diploma and certification programs but we realize there are a variety of needs in the professional counseling community and among lay leaders who may decide to choose specific courses some of our excellent training resources and continuing education credits.
Definitely! All of Light University Online courses are five weeks, instructor-led courses but are designed so you have the flexibility and convenience of studying when and where you want! You may login for courses and tests at the time that best works for you.
In short, our courses are high value, affordably priced, to change millions of lives.
Nowhere else will you find the outstanding, renown faculty and distinctively Christian courses all in one place that Light University offers. It simply does not exist and the corresponding value is truly priceless. However, Light University is designed to bring life change to millions by educating thousands of Christian leaders, counselors and lay people with the necessary resources. As a result, we strive to keep our course costs very affordable, and much lower than other online Christian counseling offerings.
The fee structure for the 5-week Instructor-led online courses is simple and straight forward. Each course costs on average $299 with a $25 application fee to start your enrollment process. Once registered, you will be assigned a Light University Online coach to help you with any questions you may have immediately or thereafter.
Light University is not regionally accredited, but holds to the highest academic standards in the development and delivery of its curriculum. Going back to college is not for everyone, and you need to carefully consider whether committing the time and money to earn or finish your degree is really what you need to do at this stage of your life. For some it is, but for others Light University’s academically-sound, clinically-excellent, and distinctively-Christian programs—which are accelerated and affordable—are a much better fit and exactly what they need at the present time. If you are interested in college credit, our courses are available for prior learning credit through Liberty University- Click Here. Our programs are also recognized for continuing education (CE) with the APA (American Psychological Association), NBCC (National Board of Certified Counselors), and the BCPPC (Board of Certified Professional and Pastoral Counselors).
The current programs at Light University Online do not require students to have completed a college degree or matriculated to a post-secondary institution.
The AACC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. The AACC is a co-sponsor of this training curriculum and a National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM). The AACC may award NBCC approved clock hours for events or programs that meet NBCC requirements. The AACC maintains responsibility for the content of this training curriculum, which also meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science (#3552). The AACC offers continuing education credit for play therapists through the Association for Play Therapy (APT Approved Provider #14-373), so long as the training element is specifically applicable to the practice of play therapy.
It remains the responsibility of each individual to be aware of his/her state licensure and Continuing Education requirements. A letter certifying participation will be mailed to those individuals who submit a Continuing Education request and have successfully completed all course requirements
It depends on your program of study. For example, you can earn an Advanced Certificate in a little over two months or an Advanced Diploma in as little as six months.
No! Our purpose is to train and equip caregivers of all kinds and the only requirement is a heart to serve.
No, although some of the curriculum requires supplemental or suggested readings.
At this present time, based on our unique program offerings, we do not accept transfer credit.
Your Light University Coach will give you guidance regarding the proper sequence you should take classes and can help you enroll or transition into other Light programs or courses. You should visit with your Coach prior to cancelling a class and should always be aware of the term drop and refund dates.
Yes. A spouse discount of 50% of tuition is available. One spouse pays full tuition and the other spouse will receive the 50% spouse discount. To qualify, the husband and wife must enroll in the same course(s) in the same term(s), and must remain in good academic standing with the university. This discount only applies to tuition. You must contact your Light University Coach to enact the discount.
Light University confers certificates and diplomas at the end of each quarter. For example, if you finish your program of study in February, your certificate or diploma will be conferred the first of April. We mail diplomas and certificates approximately two weeks after the end of the quarter.
Your Light University Coach can assist you.
Yes. Every two years, in conjunction with the American Association of Christian Counselors’ World Conference, we hold commencement exercises for our students who are interested in participating. If interested, your Light University Coach will help you fill out the necessary graduation paperwork to secure your spot.
Official transcripts may be obtained by filling out a transcript request form, submitting it to the Records Office or your Light University Coach, and paying a $10 fee per transcript.
Your Light University Coach can assist you.
One of the great benefits to our programs is that each class you take will have a faculty facilitator. This individual is responsible for your success in the online classroom. He or she is a fully credentialed professional. Your facilitator’s preferred contact method will be listed in the virtual classroom. If you have trouble locating the syllabus for your course, please contact your Light University Coach.
If you need assistance with your username and password for Student Connection, please contact your Light University Coach for assistance.
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