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Life Experience option
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In the United States, 30 percent of the adult population has no postsecondary education, according to 2008 figures from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), a Chicago-based higher education advocacy group. In 35 states, more than 60 percent of the adult population does not have an associate's degree or higher.
While the cost of higher education can be expensive, the cost of not going is even higher. College graduates can expect to earn up to 80 percent more than their peers without a college degree.
At King's Seminary, students can receive credit that will be applied towards the completion of a degree, for life experience: skills they learned on the job, military service, even volunteer work. Students submit an in-depth report and documentation outlining their skills and knowledge and then provided letters from supervisors, Pastors and others who can verify those skills. Once this was done the work could be assessed for college credit.
Credit for life experience has been part of the American higher education system since the 1970s. Traditionally, these credits were awarded in one of two ways: comprehension testing or accredited corporate training. In its newest incarnation, students receive credit through individualized portfolio projects that document knowledge in key academic areas.
Documentation may include certificates, letters from supervisors and personal essays explaining key course concepts. Once the portfolio is complete, it is evaluated by the Seminary's Board of Education and assessed a certain number of credits. The assessment fee is $300.00 and only available for Kings's Master Programs. According, upon request, students may be granted up to forty percent of credit hours toward their degree. We evaluate each request for credit hours upon receipt of application. There will be no life experience credit given for Doctoral programs.
Accreditation King's Seminary
In the United States, accreditation is used to assure quality in schools, educational institutions and programs. It should be noted that accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental process of review and evaluation. The accreditation process requires an educational institution or program to meet certain defined standards or criteria as set forth by the accrediting body. These standards change from State to State and from region to region. These standards also change with time. In fact, thankfully and partly because of our country's heritage and Constitution (re: "freedom of choice") there are no two Universities that have the same structure, philosophies, teaching modalities or evaluation criteria. This can act to allow or permit a certain degree of freedom. Our programs are not designed to meet any specific local, state, territorial, regional, or national licensing or credentialing laws. Further, being non-traditional in nature, our programs are not designed to meet a particular requirement established by any private association or "traditional" licensing or other accrediting organization. King's Seminary does not accept endorsement (accreditation) from any organization affiliated with any denomination or religious group that teaches doctrines contrary to and in violation of God's Holy Word (The Holy Bible). 1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.