The King’s University operates on a standard ten-week quarterly academic calendar with one additional week for examinations.
• Fall Quarter is scheduled from mid-September until the first week of December
• Winter Quarter begins the first week of January and concludes the middle of March
• Spring Quarter begins the last week of March and concludes the second week of June
• Summer sessions begin the third week of June
• Online courses and module (intensive) courses are scheduled throughout the year.
The King’s University offers a flexible course schedule that provides students the opportunity to maintain employment or continue in ministry while pursuing their education.
The school operates on the Quarter system, which is user friendly for those in ministry. Most classes are scheduled in single blocks of time, thus meeting one time a week. In addition to regular classes, a complete compliment of courses is offered in the evenings. These diverse time offerings enable students to adjust their personal and work time to fulfill their educational needs.
The school also offers courses online and in short intensive three-to-five day modules which require both pre- and post-course work.
The King’s University exists for the twofold mission to prepare leaders for fulltime Messianic service and to provide opportunities for spiritual and ministry enrichment for those believers serving in the Kingdom in non-ordination ministries. Thus, the school seeks students with a strong commitment to Yeshua the Messiah and whose lives demonstrate consistency with the teachings of Scripture.
Applicants will have earned a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an institution that is accredited by a recognized regional or national accreditation body.
Students should have earned a minimum 2.0 GPA in their college work. The University seeks students who exemplify a mature trust in Yeshua the Messiah, personal integrity, openness to growth, are suited for Messianic service, and are capable of spiritual and academic discipline.
Candidates are admitted to a specific program, not to the University in general.
Applicants for the Doctor of Ministry will have earned a Master of Divinity degree or its equivalent from an accredited school and will normally have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. The applicant should have at least three years of ministry experience after receiving the Master of Divinity degree.
Students are accepted for matriculation for any quarter in the academic year—Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer. Applications are reviewed when the following items have been received:
1. The application form supplied by the Admissions Office must be completed in its entirety.
2. Applicants must provide the names and addresses of references or have furnished recommendation forms completed as required.
3. Official transcripts of all prior academic work from schools previously attended must be sent directly to The King’s Office of Admissions.
4. A non-refundable $75 application fee must be submitted.
Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended by applicants must be sent to The King’s Office of Admissions. Please have official copies of all transcripts sent directly from the issuing school(s) to:
Office of Admissions
The King’s University
14800 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, CA 91405-2233
The school may request a personal interview or psychological testing as a part of the admissions evaluation.
Acceptance of Admissions
A decision is usually made upon each application within eight weeks following the receipt of all required credentials. The applicant is notified by mail of the decision. Admission at this point is conditional and becomes final only when the student provides written confirmation of their intention to enroll and provides a non-refundable matriculation deposit of $150. This deposit is credited towards tuition if the student matriculates at the expected time.
In addition to full or regular admission, students may be accepted in other categories:
Provisional Student: A student granted provisional status is allowed full benefits of the institution for one quarter. This restricted status allows the student the opportunity to complete the admissions file. Failure to move to the full acceptance status within one quarter will result in dismissal.
Probationary: A student who is accepted on probationary status does not meet the normal academic standards, but there is strong indication the student can succeed. The student is granted one year to achieve the academic level necessary to move to full acceptance. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.
Special Student: A special student meets all requirements for admissions except the academic degree qualification. In the College the student may advance to full acceptance if a GED is achieved while enrolled. In the University, the student must be at least thirty-one years of age, have significant ministry experience, and meet enrollment requirements.
Auditor: An audit student normally meets the regular academic qualifications of the school, completes an Audit Application, but need not provide additional documentation. A permanent academic record is not kept of audits.
Visiting Student: A visiting student is one concurrently enrolled at another school and desires to take King’s courses for transfer back to the primary school of enrollment. This student must complete a Student Application and provide proof of good standing at the primary school of enrollment.
Transfer of Credit
The King’s University welcomes students who have completed academic work at other institutions and will accept courses which are comparable to or which meet the objectives of The King’s curriculum. For courses to be transferred, they must be earned at a recognized institution with a grade of C or above. Courses are evaluated on a course-by-course basis. In all programs, the last forty-five quarter hours must be earned at The King’s.
No work is transferable towards certificates offered by The King’s. Transferred credit will appear on The King’s transcript in summary form the quarter before graduation and grade point average does not transfer.
One half of the degree requirements of any masters program offered by the institution may be transferred from a graduate institution accredited by an agency which is a member of the Commission of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Non-theological courses are not normally considered for transfer credit.
Students may apply for Institutional Challenge Examinations if they have had corresponding courses on the college level. In the University, credit earned through this means is limited to eighteen units. The comprehensive examination fee per course is $145 and there is a one-half tuition charge for recording the credit on transcript.
Students admitted to The King’s are expected to maintain continuous enrollment during the regular three quarters of the academic year until their program is completed. Failure to maintain continuous enrollment voids the admission status and may require students to begin repaying any Title IV loan funding they have obtained.
After admission to The King’s, all requirements for the completion of the program in which the student is enrolled must be completed through The King’s University. Students desiring to take courses at other schools which will count towards their King’s program must have advance administrative approval.
Once accepted, students are expected to maintain continuous enrollment. Students not maintaining continuous enrollment and wishing to reapply following an absence of less than one year must complete a Re-Application form and pay the regular application fee. Students having an absence of more than one academic year in length must complete a regular Application for Admissions, pay the application fee, and provide all additional materials required by the Admissions Office.
Students not maintaining continuous enrollment are not permitted to re-enroll in courses unless they have been formerly readmitted to the institution.
Please go to our Registration Application page to download the Reapplication form.
Students admitted to the school are subject to the catalog under which they matriculated, i.e., the catalog in current use at the time of their initial enrollment. Students remain under the provisions of that catalog as long as they maintain continuous enrollment.
Students who interrupt their studies must re-apply for admission and are subject to the catalog in use at the time of re-enrollment. This includes the responsibility to meet any changes in the program they are pursuing.