FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS ELEVATE COLLEGE?
Elevate College is a comprehensive Leadership Development experience, offering both fully accredited degrees through Northwest University as well as Ministry Leadership certificate programs. Elevate College is uniquely designed with a balance of academic rigor, student support, and real life application.
WHAT DEGREES ARE AVAILABLE?
Through our partnership with Northwest University, we are able to offer fully accredited degrees. The degrees offered by Northwest University that we offer our students are :
Associate in Arts
Associate in Ministry Leadership
Bachelors in Ministry Leadership
Bachelors in Business Management
Bachelors in Information Technology
Bachelors in Organizational Management
Bachelors in Psychology
ARE THESE DEGREES ACCREDITED?
Northwest University offers the highest level of accreditation possible in the United States. Through our partnership with Northwest, students earn college credits toward AA and BA degrees that can be completed at Elevate Life Church, at Northwest University, or even transferred to other public and private colleges or universities.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CERTIFICATE AND DEGREE PROGRAM?
Both programs have similar experiences, however degree seeking students will be taking fully accredited courses through Northwest University alongside their choice of Ministry Leadership Program.
WHAT CERTIFICATES ARE OFFERED?
Elevate College offers two different Ministry Leadership certificates.
Our Ministry Leadership Fundamentals certificate includes weekly chapel experiences and Ministry Leadership courses.
Our Ministry Leadership Comprehensive certificate includes weekly chapel experiences and Ministry Leadership courses as well as practicum courses.
Both of these certificates are desgined to fit into your schedule! These certificates give our graduates leadership skills in ministry as well as the workplace.
WHAT PRACTICUMS ARE AVAILABLE?
Creative Leadership : Communications
Creative Leadership : Film
Check out our practicums page for more info.
DOES EC HAVE STUDENT HOUSING / DORMS?
Yes! We have partnered up with local apartment complexes near our Oakleaf and Southside locations to offer students dorm style housing. Student housing is available to all students based upon requirements.
WHAT ADDITIONAL ITEMS WILL I NEED?
All students are required to have their own personal laptop and mode of transportation. You can find more information on specific requirements for each practicum on our practicums page.
WILL FINANCIAL AID BE AVAILABLE?
All degree seeking students are eligible for federal financial aid (loans and grants). Scholarships are available for eligible Ministry Leadership Comprehensive students.
WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?
The time commitment varies by practicum, however each program is required to sit one / serve one each weekend and attend a Tuesday night Chapel experience.
WHAT DAYS OF THE WEEK DO STUDENTS MEET?
All students will attend the weekly Tuesday evening core ministry leadership classes from 7:00PM to 9:00PM and serve at least once over the weekend and every 1st Wednesday during the semester.
WHAT IS THE APPLICATION FEE?
At this time, there is no application fee.
WHAT IS THE COST OF EC?
The price varies between certificate, degree, evening, and day programs. For more information see tuition & fees.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Apply online to complete the application for admission.