FAQs for Adult Education (Accelerated)

Course and schedule information

What courses will I take?

Each student’s path to completing their degree is unique, depending upon the courses you are transferring into the program. If you have few or no Bible credits to transfer, some of your program will be Bible, theology, and foundational courses. If you previously attended a Bible or Christian college or university, arts and sciences courses are available to help you complete your coursework. The courses you will need can best be determined after reviewing your transcripts.

How does the schedule work?

LBC has a rolling admissions policy. There are three terms – Spring (January through June), Summer (June through August) and Fall (August through December). Each course session runs for six (6) weeks. Students may register and begin at the start of any session.

How much time will I need to spend in study each week?

Each course is six (6) weeks in length, but includes the same coursework as a 15 week semester course. On campus, you will attend class for four (4) hours on a designated day(s), for five (5) weeks. Online, you will spend six (6) weeks interacting with your professor and classmates through our online learning system. The general rule:  Students should plan to spend 20-25 hours per week in study, preparation for class, and completing assignments.

Will my work, ministry and other life experience count for anything?

Students can earn up to 30 life experience credits, through the Credits for Life Experience evaluation process, which will often reduce the degree completion time. A one-time portfolio fee is assessed for this evaluation, which determines the number of credits you have earned. There is also a per credit transcription fee. This is done after a student begins the program.
Click to see current fees.

Do students taking online courses ever need to come to campus?

Students who choose the online only option are not required to be on LBC’s campus at any point

Are on campus courses available or are only online offered?

Students may complete their degree entirely online, entirely on campus or through a combination of online and on campus offerings. Students decide what best meets their needs.

How much do the courses cost?

Click here to see the current tuition cost for adult education (accelerated).

Students will also incur the cost of books and course materials.

If you are unsure of your ability to afford the program, we suggest the following:

  • Complete the FAFSA (at fafsa.ed.gov) to determine your eligibility for grants and scholarships from LBC or the government.
  • LBC provides a listing of grants, loans, and scholarship options. Learn more. 

About Lancaster Bible College

Is Lancaster Bible College accredited?

LBC is nationally and regionally accredited through the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) and Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), respectively. The degrees received through the Accelerated Adult Education Program are comparable to those awarded to graduates in traditional programs. Credits earned are fully transferable.

What is LBC’s Statement of Faith?

LBC seeks to function in cooperation with all churches, irrespective of denomination or association, that are committed to the historic, fundamental Christian faith, and that share its standards, ideals, and goals. A further distinction of the College is its desire to operate under the authority of the Bible, the Word of God. View our statement of faith.

Application Process

How do I apply?

Start by completing the application. Click here to apply.

Will credits I have from other schools transfer in to LBC?

An official transcript is needed to determine what you have taken and how many credits from other institutions may be transferred in to LBC.

Where do I send my official transcripts?

In order for a transcript to be considered official, it must come directly from the school’s office in an unopened envelope. Please have transcripts sent to:

Attn: Accelerated Adult Education
Lancaster Bible College
901 Eden Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601

or electronically through Parchment Clearing House or any official transcript delivery system to complete@lbc.edu.

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