FAQs for Adult Education

Course and schedule information

How does the course schedule work?

LBC has a rolling admissions policy. The college delivers all the Adult Education courses in eight (8) weeks subterms. Students may apply anytime and begin at the start of the next subterm.

What courses will I take?

Each student’s path to completing their degree is unique, depending upon the college courses you are transferring into the program. After reviewing your transcripts, your admissions counselor with work with you to determined how many credits you need and what your course plan will look like.

How much time should I plan to spend on my course each week?

Each course, whether online or hybrid, is eight (8) weeks in length. The general rule:  Students should plan to spend 16 hours per week per course in study, preparation for class and completing assignments.

Will my professional 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.

How much do the courses cost?

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

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 Undergraduate Adult Education Program are comparable to those awarded to graduates in traditional undergraduate programs. Credits earned at LBC are generally transferable to other colleges.

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?

What’s your next step?