The King's University has a broad range of programs suited to learners of all levels–from associates certificate through doctoral studies. We offer three course delivery methods, consisting of on ground courses, module courses and online courses to maximize your ability to further your education whether near or far, all on a schedule tailored to working professionals. The King's holds national accreditation through TRACS and ABHE, both members of CHEA. As a Title IV funded institution, we offer grants and loans to eligible students.
Below is a quick overview of the information you'll need to determine whether The King's is right for you and what's needed to start taking classes with us. Consult our Catalog (PDF) for more detailed information about our history, philosophy, course offerings, policies, faculty and more.
When you're ready to apply, just follow these three easy steps:
1. Download an application packet from the list below. You can speak directly with an admissions counselor by calling 818.779.8540 or by emailing . Once you have received the packet, fill out the enclosed application form and send it back to the institution. It’s important that the entire application be filled out. Leaving parts of it blank or not including requested information may result in the application being delayed or denied.
2. Be sure to supply The King’s with official transcripts of all prior academic work for schools previously attended. Official transcripts must be sent from the previously attended school to The King’s directly. We are unable to accept transcripts from anyone but the prior institution. Be mindful that this can sometimes be a lengthy process, and most schools charge a small fee for the service. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Please have official copies of all transcripts sent directly from the issuing school(s) to:
Office of Admissions
The King’s University
14800 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, CA 91405-2233
3. Be sure that you send in the non-refundable $75 application fee with your application. Failure to submit the fee may result in the application being delayed or denied.
In rare situations, The King’s may need additional information in order to process an Application for Admission. The school may request a personal interview, psychological testing or other information as a part of the admissions evaluation.
Acceptance of AdmissionsA decision is usually made upon each application within eight weeks following the receipt of all required credentials. The applicant is notified by mail of the decision. Admission at this point is conditional and becomes final only when the student provides written confirmation of their intention to enroll and provides a non-refundable matriculation deposit of $150. This deposit is credited towards tuition if the student matriculates at the expected time.
Admission CategoriesIn addition to full or regular admission, students may be accepted in other categories:
Provisional Student: A student granted provisional status is allowed full benefits of the institution for one quarter. This restricted status allows the student the opportunity to complete the admissions file. Failure to move to the full acceptance status within one quarter will result in dismissal.
Probationary: A student who is accepted on probationary status does not meet the normal academic standards, but there is strong indication the student can succeed. The student is generally granted one year to achieve the academic level necessary to move to full acceptance. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.
Special Student: A special student meets all requirements for admissions except the academic degree qualification. In the College the student may advance to full acceptance if a GED is achieved while enrolled. In the Seminary, the student must be at least thirty-one years of age, have significant ministry experience, and meet enrollment requirements.
Auditor: An audit student normally meets the regular academic qualifications of the school, completes an Audit Application, but need not provide additional documentation. A permanent academic record is not kept of audits.
Visiting Student: A visiting student is one concurrently enrolled at another school and desires to take King’s courses for transfer back to the primary school of enrollment. This student must complete a Student Application and provide proof of good standing at the primary school of enrollment.
Transfer of CreditThe King’s University welcomes students who have completed academic work at other institutions and will accept courses which are comparable to or which meet the objectives of The King’s curriculum. For courses to be transferred, they must be earned at a recognized institution with a grade of C or above. Courses are evaluated on a course-by-course basis. In all programs, the last forty-five quarter hours must be earned at The King’s.
No work is transferable towards certificates offered by The King’s. Transferred credit will appear on The King’s transcript in summary form the quarter before graduation and grade point average does not transfer.
Undergraduate Up to one-half of the required hours for graduation in the associates program may be obtained by transfer credit. No more than ninety-quarter hours may be transferred from a junior college into the baccalaureate degree.
Graduate One half of the degree requirements of any masters program offered by the institution may be transferred from a graduate institution accredited by an agency which is a member of the Commission of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Non-theological courses are not normally considered for transfer credit.
Advanced PlacementStudents enrolled in the college may earn credit through Institutional Challenge Examinations. Students may challenge many of the courses listed in the catalog by taking a comprehensive examination that demonstrates mastery of the material covered in the course. Students must apply to take the Challenge Examination within their first quarter of enrollment. The examination will be scheduled at the convenience of the school. The examination fee is $145 per challenged course and there is a one-half tuition charge for recording the credit on transcript.
Students may apply for Institutional Challenge Examinations if they have had corresponding courses on the college level. In the Seminary, credit earned through this means is limited to eighteen units. The comprehensive examination fee per course is $145 and there is a one-half tuition charge for recording the credit on transcript.
Continuous EnrollmentStudents admitted to The King’s are expected to maintain continuous enrollment during the regular three quarters of the academic year until their program is completed. Failure to maintain continuous enrollment voids the admission status and may require students to begin repaying any Title IV loan funding they have obtained.
Concurrent StudiesAfter admission to The King’s, all requirements for the completion of the program in which the student is enrolled must be completed through The King’s University. Students desiring to take courses at other schools which will count towards their King’s program must have advance administrative approval.
Catalog RequirementsStudents admitted to the school are subject to the catalog under which they matriculated, i.e., the catalog in current use at the time of their initial enrollment. Students remain under the provisions of that catalog as long as they maintain continuous enrollment.
Students who interrupt their studies must re-apply for admission and are subject to the catalog in use at the time of re-enrollment. This includes the responsibility to meet any changes in the program they are pursuing.