PREREQUISITES TO ENROLL

 

Associate of Biblical Studies
A student must verify evidence of graduation from high school or evidence of completion of a (GED) General Education Development.

 

Bachelor Level Programs
A student must verify evidence of graduation from high school or evidence of completion of a (GED) General Education Development.

 

Master Level Programs
A student must complete all requirements of a Bachelor’s Degree (or its equivalent). Secular Bachelor degrees do not qualify, but some credits may transfer.

 

Doctorate Level Programs
A student must hold a Master’s degree in a biblical field such as Religious (Christian) Education, Biblical Studies, Theology, Ministry, Divinity, etc., (Secular Master’s degrees do not qualify, but some credits may transfer)

COURSE CREDIT TRANSFERS/ADVANCED STANDING

 

If a student has completed prior college work that is equivalent to a comparable course, it may be permissible to transfer credit hours into a degree program.

 

Requirements for transfer are:
* Courses transferred into any level degree program must have a Grade of C or better.
* Courses which may be transferred must be comparable to the courses in the degree program in which you are applying.
* An Application & Ministerial Resume must be sent directly to Omega for review.
* Upon enrollment by evaluation of application and resume, a student must mail transcripts to Omega within 30 days.
* Only credits earned prior to enrollment will be considered for transfer. (Any courses taken at other institutions, seminars, workshops, retreats, church training, etc., while a student is enrolled will not be evaluated for transfer credit in the program the student is currently enrolled in. However, a student may request an evaluation of these credits upon enrolling in a higher degree program.)
* Courses being transferred must come from approved or recognized institutions.
* Each request for transfer is reviewed by an academic committee.

COURSE CREDIT THROUGH LIFE EXPERIENCE/ADVANCED STANDING

 

In some cases, a student may possess life experience but lack transferable credit hours. In such cases, the academic review committee will determine the number of credits allowable. The academic committee may utilize a variety of assessment tools in determining if the life experiences are equivalent to the objectives of a course. Some of the assessment tools utilized may consist of: Subject Challenge Test-Outs, Professional Portfolio Review, Professional Reference Review, and other assessment tools. (SEE PAGE 25 FOR A DETAILED LIST OF TRANSFERABLE LIFE EXPERIENCES.)

DENIAL OF ADMITTANCE INTO A DEGREE PROGRAM

Omega has the right to deny admittance to any applicant based on the following:
* A history of violent and abusive behavior
* Differences in doctrine
* Mental Instability
* False statements on application
* Poor credit history
* Other reasons/or conditions not listed in the aforementioned above

24 HOUR EVALUATION

In order to receive a quick evaluation of your education and life experience, simply fill out (hand-written or typed) the Application/Ministry Resume, Doctrinal Views, and Degree Program forms and fax them to us for a decision by phone within 24 hours concerning credits awarded, costs, payment schedule, etc. You may fax the résumé to (318)345- 0350. (This is a 24 hour fax line.)

SAMPLE CATEGORIES FOR LIFE CREDIT:
Career/job-related activities
Church Pastorate
Military Service
College Course/Degrees
Radio/TV experience
Community Volunteer Activities
Authoring of book(s)/religious articles 
Sunday School teachers
Seminars/individual courses
Counseling
Missionary Travels
Developed Bible School
 

NOTE: Any such experiences/studies must be documented in writing when submitted. Providing false documentation or information is grounds for immediate dismissal.