Do you offer online courses?
Currently, all classes at CCU are offered online in 8-week, interactive modules. CCU uses Populi as its Learning Management System. Students can view and access their syllabus, assignments, course materials, grades, tests, and more through the Internet. Students are provided with access to the Populi system as part of the application process. All CCU courses are taken online from anywhere in the world that allows access to Populi via the internet. CCU has students and alumni on 6 continents worldwide.
Do you accept transfer units?
CCU may accept up to 90 units from another college or university providing the course descriptions and grades are comparable to CCU standards. At least the last 30 units must be completed at CCU to receive the Bachelor’s Degree. The maximum allowable transfer units for each program are as follows: 90 units for the Bachelors and 12 for the Masters. To have your transcripts evaluated by the CCU academic team, have official transcripts sent from your school to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to:
8344 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111
Is CCU accredited?
For real-time updated info click accreditation and affiliations
How much does it cost?
Tuition – Undergraduate and Certificate Program – $255 per unit / $765 per course (3 units)
Tuition – Graduate Program – $305 Per unit / $915 per course (3 units)
Undergrad Application Fee (one time) – $50
Graduate Application Fee (one time) – $100
*Books and course material costs are not included in tuition
For more info click Tuition & Costs
Do you offer financial aid?
Once you have been accepted as a CCU student, you are eligible to apply for financial aid. CCU financial aid works like a tuition discount. Students who are eligible can receive up to 20% off tuition. Calvary Chapel University holds to the following financial aid philosophy: We will partner with the student and his or her family to arrange financing for the student’s education, using the individuals resources, the family’s resources, and CCU’s resources. Demonstrated need will be measured by a consistent and equitable need-analysis system. To be fair to all students seeking aid, need must be based objectively on a family’s financial resources — that is, on their ability to pay, not their willingness to pay. Special circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and we use our professional judgment to determine when adjustments can be made. Financial Aid Application
Is there a discount for pastors?
Yes, CCU offers currently ordained Senior pastors a 50% Pastoral Tuition Discount.
Assistant / Associate pastors and church ministry workers are eligible for a 20% Tuition discount through the CCU Financial Aid Application.
How often do classes start up?
There are new classes starting up every month. Each class lasts 8 weeks long, so modules of classes overlap and are designed to fit into your schedule. Here is that link to access our Academic Calendar:
How can I find if classes I’ve already taken can transfer into CCU?
You contact your previous college/university institution and have them mail an official transcript to:
Calvary Chapel University
8344 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Suite #100 San Diego, CA 92111
It should take 1-2 weeks to review and get a response as to how many and what units transfer to CCU.
What should I expect in regards to the time commitment and my level of interaction in each course?
Each course is 8 weeks long. In that 8 week period, most courses are broken up into 8, one week units. We designed the rigor for each course to be approximately 7-10 hours a week, per course. The expectation is that students are logging into each course throughout each week interacting with the instructor and other students via the discussion board, tests, quizzes, projects etc.. All courses are asynchronous. Students are not required to login, take a test or watch a video conference on a particular day and time. Most weekly assignments are due by Sunday night 11:59pm.
What kind of assignments and activities will I be doing in a CCU online course?
CCU is a university of higher learning! Depending on your program level, students may be required to read various texts, take tests, write research papers, complete projects, watch videos, listen to audio files, create multimedia presentations, participate in online forums/chats, serve in your church or community, make oral presentations, etc..
Watch this video from CCU instructor Jeff Christianson on what’s involved in taking an online course at CCU.
Does CCU offer Personal Enrichment Courses?
Yes, CCU offers “non-academic” courses that are mainly content based for $25 per course.
Can I “audit” a CCU academic course?
Yes, once you have been accepted as a CCU student, you may audit any CCU course offered at a cost of $50 per course. As an audit student, you will not be issued any college credit for auditing a course. Auditors are not required to turn in any assignments or take tests. Audit students are welcome to participate in the course online discussion forums.
Does CCU offer credit for life experience?
Yes! We recognize that many adults have already learned many life skills that would be redundant in taking a particular course. To see if you qualify, fill out the online Prior Experiential Credit Application
Can I just call or email someone about CCU?
Yes! We’d love to talk with you about CCU.