Can I register for classes online?
Yes. A student can register for CE lectures online. In order to register for a CE lecture, students must enter into the “Secure” area of the site. To begin online courses you would first fill out the enrollment form found here, Enroll Today This creates your student account. You would log in and click on the +MY QUICK CE MENU. Then click on “Select Lectures”. You would then find the lectures you would like and click on “lecture details” this will give you your payment options. If you wish to take a full course, please look at the DVD/On-Demand section of the website.
What is the difference between each of the programs?
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.
Are the courses flexible enough to fit my busy schedule? How does it work?
Definitely! Due to popular demand, Light University 5-Week and 8-week courses will be transitioning to our new On-Demand Module format. This new streamlined process will give students instant access to the course content and applicable assessments. Students will be able to navigate and complete the modules at their own pace and will retain access to the content upon completion at no additional charge. We anticipate this will result in higher course completion rates and the ability to complete our array of certificates and diplomas in a more efficient manner. Study where and when you want!
What are the costs for the online program?
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.
Is Light University an accredited institution?
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 or 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).
Do I need a college degree to study at Light University?
The current programs at Light University Online do not require students to have completed a college degree or matriculated to a post-secondary institution.
What type of credentialing is available and why is that important?
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.
How quickly can I complete a program?
It depends on your program of study as well as the student. Our courses are completely self-paced and can be finished as quickly as a student wishes or take as long as a student wishes to complete them.
Are there admissions requirements?
No! Our purpose is to train and equip caregivers of all kinds and the only requirement is a heart to serve.
Are there admissions deadlines?
All of our programs are all now completely self-paced so that our students can fit us into their busy lives.
Are there textbooks required for these courses?
No, although some of the curriculum requires supplemental or suggested readings.
Will my credits from previous schools transfer into Light University?
At this present time, based on our unique program offerings, we do not accept transfer credit.
What classes should I register for and what happens if I have to cancel?
Each online program is outlined on the website showing the required course sequence. You can also reach out to your coach to have the program explained and ensure you are registering for the correct course. You should visit with your Coach prior to canceling a class and should always be aware of refund dates.(30 days from the date of purchase and no quizzes taken)
Once I finish the requirements for my program, when can I expect to receive my diploma?
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. Also, you will be able to print the individual certificates for each course upon completion.
Where can I get assistance logging in to my online course(s)?
Give us a call at 800-526-8673 M-F 8:30am-6:30 pm for assistance.
How do I purchase CE lectures or points?
Your first step is to fill out the enrollment form for the School of Continuing Education and Professional Development. Enroll Today: https://studentportal.lightuniversity.com/StudentEnrollment.aspx. You would log in and click on the +MY QUICK CE MENU. Then click on “Select Lectures”. You would then find the lectures you would like and click on “lecture details” this will give you your payment options.
Can I get transcripts?
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.
I forgot my password.
Your Light University Coach can assist you.
How can I view my grades?
If you need assistance with your username and password for Student Connection, please contact your Light University Coach for assistance.
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