Admissions

DEGREE INFORMATION


FOR DEGREE-SEEKING STUDENTS
· Must be born again and living a clean, committed, moral life
· High school diploma or equivalent (or in an approved dual enrollment program)
· Completed application with picture, biographical essay, and all additional forms (all forms are included in back of handbook with application)
· All necessary transcripts and school records
· Pastoral recommendation
· Interview with the dean or designated advisor
· Parental approval for applicants below age 18


FOR NON-DEGREE SEEKING STUDENTS, AUDITING
· Must be born again and living a clean, committed, moral life
· Completed “audit” application
· Parental approval for applicants below age 18
· Auditing is designed for people with unusual circumstances. Degree-seeking students will be given priority in limited seating situations. Auditing fees are the same as regular tuition. Individual classes will be pro-rated for those audit students attending part time.

ADMISSION NOTIFICATION
Official acceptance cannot be granted until all necessary information has been received. When all requested information has been received and approved, official notification of acceptance will be issued to the student in writing.


DISCRIMINATION POLICY
No one will be discriminated against or denied the benefits of any program or activity because of his or her race, color, ethnic origin, or marital status.

ENROLLMENT TYPES

NON-DEGREE SEEKING STUDENTS (ND)

Those students taking classes on a full-time or part-time base for the intention of obtaining a good knowledge base, but not seeking a degree or certification.


CHRISTIAN MINISTRY STUDENTS (CM)

Those students working on a specified program of study of one year or more and no less than 45 quarter hours (30 semester hours) with the intent of pursuing a ministry license and/or ordination certification. This program typically requires a ministry practicum of one year and a paper of no less than 1000 words on an assigned topic.


ASSOCIATE STUDENTS (AS)

Those students working on a specified program of study of two years or more and no less than 90 quarter hours (60 semester hours) to be used as undergraduate certification or to use toward a higher level of study.


BACHELOR STUDENTS (BA)

Those students working on a specified program of study of three years or more and no less than 180 quarter hours (120 semester hours) to be used as undergraduate certification or to use toward a higher level of study.

TUITION AND FEES


TUITION
Tuition per credit hour $45.00 per credit hour
Full Time Tuition and Books $500.00/each academic term

FEES

  • Application Fee $ 25.00 (one time)
  • Registration Fee $ 10.00 (each term)
  • Late Registration Fee $ 20.00 (each term)
  • Late Payment Fee $ 5.00 (each week late)
  • Book and Materials Fee varies for part-time students
  • Graduation Fee: Christian Ministry Certificate $ 25.00
  • Graduation Fee: Associate Level $ 25.00
  • Graduation Fee: Bachelor Level $ 50.00
  • Cap and gown [varies per year]

* Application Fee includes the first term’s Registration Fee when a student is accepted into the college.


MISCELLANEOUS NEEDS

  • Bible – King James or New King James version preferred
  • Bible Dictionary
  • Comprehensive Bible Concordance
  • Standard English Dictionary


FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS
All tuition and fees are due in advance one week prior to the beginning of each term, but no later than the first day of class unless other financial arrangements are made through admissions.
* Tuition includes all classes, books, materials, travel expenses for the annual internship, and housing for the annual internship.


SPECIAL FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS
Financial assistance is very limited at this time. However, special financial arrangements such as deferred payment plans are available and may be applied for through the admissions office.
At this time, state grants, veteran’s benefits and other federal aid are not available through JCI. However, efforts are being made to provide these opportunities in the future. Disability assistance through the Department of Labor and Rehabilitation Services is available.


REFUND POLICY
Students may apply for withdrawal from JCI at any time during the quarter. However, those who withdraw will receive refunds on tuition according to the following schedule with no exception. Fees and other expenses are nonrefundable. Withdrawal must be done in writing through the admissions office.
The following schedule is based on the week classes begin. Percentage shown is the amount of tuition refundable:
To the end of the second week. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80%
To the end of the fourth week. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50%
No refunds will be made after the fourth week of a given term.


AFFILIATION AND ACCREDITATION


Jubilee College International (JCI) is authorized by the State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities to operate under Chapter 246.083 of the Florida Statutes. As such, JCI is authorized to grant the degrees it awards.
JCI currently operates as an independent, ecclesiastical, training program in affiliation with the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). The U.S. Department of Education recognizes the ABHE as an official accrediting body for Bible Colleges. JCI plans to be fully accredited with ABHE and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in the future. In this light, our coursework and instructional methods may certainly be regarded as highly scrutinized, quality, preparatory education.

Accreditation is primarily designed to:

    • assure that an institution has met established standards of excellence
    • assist prospective students in identifying reputable institutions which offers degree programs that will meet their needs and goals
    • allow institutions to evaluate the acceptability of transfer credits into their own curricula or programs

Students should realistically consider the meaning and value of accreditation as it may apply to their needs. Students should know if accreditation is important and significant in reaching their educational goals. If accreditation is valuable to a student, he or she should thoroughly research the accrediting body that covers the institution to ensure the accrediting body is a reputable organization itself. If the U.S. Department of Education does not recognize an “accredited” institution, that institution is perceptibly not accredited.


DISCLOSURE POLICY
Credits and degrees earned from colleges in the State of Florida which are authorized by the State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities do not automatically qualify the holder for teaching certification nor do they qualify them to participate in professional licensing examinations. Any person interested in obtaining a teaching certificate or practicing a regulated profession should contact the appropriate regulatory agency in the field of his interest.


DISCLAIMER
Transferability of credits earned at Jubilee College International and student transfer to another institution comes at the discretion of the receiving institution.


ACADEMIC INFORMATION


GRADING SYSTEM

Most courses are graded by a combination of a mid-term exam, a final exam, and any reading work, projects, or papers. The grading scale used by JCI is the standard four-point scale used by colleges and universities nationwide:

F = Failure: Any grade issued below 60%
WP = Withdraw with a passing grade
WF = Withdraw with a failing grade
I = Incomplete
NC = Non-Credit


ACADEMIC HONORS
Special honors and achievements by outstanding students will be recognized at graduation. Academic honors will be awarded as follows:

HIGHEST HONORS= 3.90 – 4.00 cumulative GPA
HIGH HONORS= 3.75 – 3.89 cumulative GPA
HONORS= 3.50 – 3.74 cumulative GPA


GRADE POINT INFORMATION
A minimum grade point average of 2.0 must be maintained at all times. Students who fail to do so will be placed on academic probation for one term. A conference will be held with the student, his or her advisor, and the dean or his designee to help the student construct a plan to improve his or her work. Other conferences will be held throughout the term as necessary to help the student succeed. Students will be removed from academic probation when their grade point average returns to 2.0 or better. In the event that a student does not cooperate with his or her advisor or continues to receive unsatisfactory grades, the student will be referred to the dean or director for possible suspension or dismissal from school. If a student is dismissed for academic reasons, he or she may request re-admission in writing as early as the next academic term. An academic committee will meet to approve or disapprove the request according to the circumstances involved. If a student is dismissed for academic reasons, no refunds will be permitted.


GRADUATION PROVISIONS
A grade point score of at least 2.0 will be required for successful completion of each course in the student’s field of study. All elective courses require a grade point score of no less than 1.0. Any course scoring below these basic requirements will not count towards graduation credit, but may be taken over for grade replacement.


GRADE REPLACEMENT
Students wishing to re-take a particular course to achieve a higher grade or obtain a better grasp of the information may do so. After a course is repeated, the highest grade will replace the lowest grade for that course on the final record. Courses may only be repeated one time for grade replacement.
Students who are unable to complete a course for reasons beyond their control, may request a withdrawal or incomplete for the course. In the case of an incomplete, one additional term is allowed to complete course assignments or tests for that course. The student will receive his or her proper grade to replace the “incomplete” after coursework is complete. In the case of a withdrawal, the entire course must be re-taken in order to replace the grade.


ABSENTEE POLICY
Christian stewardship demands that believers make full use of their time, money, and opportunities. Students must be in their seats at the beginning of each class, ready to learn. A student is absent when he or she misses more than half of a particular class. More than one absence in any class, each term, may result in dismissal from the class. Class time missed may be made up at the discretion of the Professor and Dean of Students.


TRANSFER CREDITS FROM OTHER INSTITUTIONS
All hours attempted (regardless of year) which are recorded on an official transcript from an authorized or accredited college or university will be used:

  1. To determine admission status at JCI
  2. To determine the applicability of transferred courses to a degree plan with JCI a. A minimum grade of “C,” or 2.0 grade points, is required for transfer credit applicable to JCI coursework. b. For credits or specific “life experience” work to be accepted for transfer, the coursework or curriculum must be congruent to the same or similar course in the JCI curriculum. As a rule, the congruent coursework must be offered on the same or similar academic level as well. c. In general, “D” grades are unacceptable for transfer credit.
  3. To calculate the GPA in the major or program at JCI


APPLIED LEADERSHIP ELECTIVES
Applied Leadership credits are given based on supervised involvement in a ministry of the local church or similar ministry. Students at JCI must be committed and involved in the life of their local church. In addition, degreeseeking students at JCI are required to complete two Applied Leadership elective courses per year in addition to their other studies. During registration, the student will select an approved area of Applied Leadership for that term. Areas of Applied Leadership service will be chosen from a list similar to the following:

  • Audio-visual
  • Nursing home/convalescent ministry
  • Benevolence ministry
  • Office/Administration
  • Children’s ministry
  • Usher/Greeter/Altar Worker
  • Evangelism
  • Visitation and Integration
  • Hospitality
  • Worship Ministry/Choir
  • Jail and prison ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Jubilee Christian Academy
  • Other: (as approved by advisor)


Students must complete one interview with the leader of their assigned department during the term. Students must then use the information from the interview, their experience, and at least three other sources of research to complete an 8 – 10 page research paper on that ministry and its benefit in the local church. This paper will be turned in to the admissions office to be graded and kept in the student’s file until graduation. Credit will be given based on completion of hours, review from the ministry supervisor, and the completed research paper.

Students who attend another local church in the Pensacola area may complete their service elective in their home church. A written verification from a supervisor in that church that the service elective was successfully completed should be turned in to the dean’s office at the end of the term along with their research paper.


In general 2 credits per quarter, or four quarter hours total, will be awarded for completion of each Applied Leadership project. These credits will appear on the student’s transcript and papers will be combined to produce a thesis on the ministries of the local church as a representation of the student’s work over the duration of his or her enrollment at JCI.