What are the costs for the program?
Our fee structure is very simple and straight forward. Each course costs just $800 and there is a one-time, non-refundable $25 application fee. The only other fee is a $10 transcript fee if you ever need to request a transcript. Please contact the Admissions Office at Light University Online to learn about available scholarships.
Is this program flexible enough to fit my busy schedule, and how?
Light University Online has terms that start every five weeks. Each
course is only five weeks in length so you are not spending months, and
even years, finishing your program of study. Plus, with our online
programs, there are no specific log-in times within the course itself,
so you have the flexibility and convenience of studying when and where
Can my spouse enroll with me and is there a discount?
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.
What are the admissions deadlines?
Please refer to the academic calendar (www.lightuonline/calendar).
What are the admissions requirements?
previous academic, ministry, and career interests of an applicant are
taken into consideration, along with a completed application and
payment of the application fee.
Is Light University Online 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, our courses are available for prior learning credit
through Liberty University. 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).
What type of credentialing is available and why is that important?
Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors (BCPPC) and the
International Christian Counseling Association (ICCA) are affiliated
with the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and offers a
formal credentialing process for biblical counselors and life coaches
who are interested in seeking public recognition for their education.
Graduates in either the Advanced Diploma programs or the Master Diploma
programs are eligible to apply for credentialing and are encouraged to
consider this important step in professional and ministerial
How quickly can I complete a program?
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
Will my credits from previous schools transfer into Light University Online?
At this present time, based on our unique program offerings, we do not accept transfer credit.
Once I finish the requirements for my program when can I expect to receive my diploma?
Light University Online 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.
Does Light University Online hold graduation ceremonies?
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.
Are there textbooks required for these courses?
No, although some of the curriculum requires supplemental or suggested readings.
How can I view my grades?
The best way is through Student Connect.
If you need assistance with your username and password for Student
Connection, please contact your Light University Coach for assistance.
Where can I get assistance logging in to my online course(s)?
Your Light University Coach can assist you.
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
How do I contact my faculty facilitator?
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.
Can I register for classes online?
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
I forgot my password?
Your Light University Coach can assist you.
What classes should I register for and what happens if I have to cancel?
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.
What is the difference between each of the programs?
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
Do I need a college degree to study at Light University Online?
current programs at Light University Online do not require students to
have completed a college degree or matriculated to a post-secondary