- Spiritual Openness: Since Christian Leadership University maintains
a strong Christian position and integrates Christian spirituality into
each of its courses, students need to be open to this educational emphasis,
or they will find themselves at odds with their entire learning experience.
- Education: A high school diploma or its equivalent. Students
without such a diploma may enroll on a probationary basis.
Note: Some states will award a GED upon the successful completion
of a specified number of college credits. Contact your State
Education Department for information.
- Age: Minimum age 18. Qualified younger students
may enter on a probationary basis, and once
they have proven themselves able to handle
the work they will be moved to permanent student
status. We have had students enroll at age
15 and earn straight A's in our courses.
- A computer
and an internet
for all students,
a special waiver
and an internet
to access faculty
and each other
will also receive
is the key
way CLU will
keep in touch
with its worldwide
also be available,
Complete the online New
Student Application and Student
Release Form, and submit them, along with your $25 matriculation
fee, to CLU.
Complete the following online Bible
areas that you do not demonstrate a strong working knowledge of
the Scriptures (by achieving a score of 70% or higher) will automatically
course to your required
click here to understand why we have this policy.) Undergraduate
students will earn three credits for each of the Through the Bible
they successfully complete. Graduate students will have the option of
completing only the work required in the undergraduate syllabus and earning
two credits per course, or completing an extra project and earning three
credits per course.
You will be contacted by the Dean of Students to discuss your educational
and help you decide which classes to take first to achieve them.
Transfer of Credit to and from Other Institutions
The acceptance of transfer credits is at the determination and
discretion of the receiving institution; therefore CLU does not guarantee
or implied in its credits will be accepted at any other institution.
The Academic Dean and Faculty shall evaluate all previous and applicable
academic studies to determine what, if any, courses may be accepted
for transfer into CLU. The final decision about how much credit may
be allowed for transfer is made by the Academic Dean, according to
the policies of the University.
Available for People in Various Situations
- The young student preparing for life
- The mid-career professional changing vocations (The average adult
today changes vocations five times, often in a somewhat traumatic manner.)
- The mature learner seeking life enhancement
Beginning Your Coursework
There is no specific order in which you must take the majority of our courses.
The guiding rule is to take those courses which most interest you, when
they interest you and stick with the topics until you have mastered them.
Learning is best when interest is high. Therefore, follow your interest.
It will usually lead you to every piece that is important for you to absorb
to become an effective leader. You may make arrangements by letter, fax,
email to have your first courses sent to you.
Establishing Life Experience Credit Through Portfolio Development
All of us gain experiences as we walk through life, and very often we learn
important lessons through these experiences. It may be that you have done
this, and that the lessons you have learned and the skills you have developed
correspond to those you would have received in a college-level course.
If you think this may be the case, you can pursue the demonstration of
this learning and transfer of it by discussing the option with your Dean
CLU recognizes experiential learning generally to be at least as valid
as classroom instruction, and in some cases even superior. Classroom
learning often begins with receiving information through lectures or
reading, assimilating and organizing that information into principles,
and then applying the principles to specific situations. In experiential
learning, one begins by acting and observing, then understanding the
effects of his action in a specific circumstance. From that a general
principle is developed, which can then be applied to a new set of circumstances.
The Priority of Life as a Teacher in the Bible
God places a very high value on life as a teacher. Paul was full of classroom
instruction when God revealed Himself on the Damascus road and then took
him into seclusion in Arabia for three years to learn directly from Him
Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness for 40 days to be tempted
by the devil (Lk. 4:1-14). He then returned “in the power of the
Spirit” to begin His public ministry.
God took Moses to the backside of a wilderness for 40 years of preparation
so he could be sufficiently trained to lead the Israelites out of Egypt
Jesus called the 12 disciples to “be with Him,” to be mentored
by Him and thus equipped to be world-changers (Lk. 6:12-19). His classroom
was in the streets and the hills. The Twelve learned by watching Jesus
minister and ministering along with Him. The Master Teacher chose this
teaching methodology rather than sitting them down in a classroom to
At Christian Leadership University, we believe that the lessons you
learn from life are the truest and usually most valuable and enriching
lessons you will ever experience. They are often far superior, far deeper,
and far more life-changing than what is learned in the classroom. Many
who have both walked the road of life and tasted of the classroom scenario
would vouch for this truth.
That is not to say that all people learn from the experiences they
have. The Israelites did not learn from life, and so they died in the
wilderness. It is tragic to live and not learn from what life is saying
We highly honor the wisdom and knowledge that has come through the
experiences of life. We are pleased to give credit for the education
you have received simply by living an active life.
Basic Policies Which Guide the Establishment of Life Experience Credit
- Credit is awarded for experience that results in learning.
- The learning must be college level. For Christian Leadership
University, that means the learning provided a balance of academic
insights, attitudinal changes, and behavioral out-workings.
- Since CLU allows students to develop individual
course topics in conjunction with their faculty
mentor, there is not a need for their life
credit to perfectly match any particular course
listing in CLU's catalog. As long as it could
be a course listed in a college catalog, it
is acceptable, presuming the learning will
be helpful to one's overall educational goal.
Remember, one's educational goal at CLU is
to become a multi-gifted leader.
- Credit cannot
be given twice
for the same
As I completed my Life Experience Portfolio
there was great joy as I recalled many opportunities that have been
afforded to me over the
years. I came to realize many opportunities led to additional opportunities.
The most interesting fact I uncovered was my gifting for administration,
research and teaching. When I took the course Gifted
to Succeed, I was
surprised to discover my strongest heart motivations were for the
whole and truth. It seems I have been exercising giftings that go
these my whole life. I shouldn’t have been so surprised when
I took your course.
I am enjoying all the courses and sharing
them with those around me. My pastor has asked me to teach a seminar
on Gifted to Succeed in
April. Thank you for making available the wonderful information in
the courses. My life is greatly enhanced and my relationship with the
is deeper than I thought possible.
Many people go through their entire college career having never tried the
occupation for which they are in training until they receive their degree.
Then, upon trying their chosen profession, they discover it is not right
for them after all. What a waste of these precious training years! This
will never happen to a CLU student. Because our students are doing practica
throughout their educational careers, they are always testing the waters
where their interests and skills lie.
Practica are not part of your life experience portfolio. They are done
regularly throughout your college career, and you will be given a proper
reporting form for each. Practica are where you apply your classroom
theories to the anvils of life and test out, sharpen, and clarify what
you are learning. They are the places where you prove the truth, demonstrate
enhanced understanding and skill, and test your interests and abilities.
As such, they are the keystones to success in your educational process.
Ongoing practica will give you experiences in many different areas, allowing
you a chance to discover where your gifts, interests and joys are.
The full-time student may take one three-credit practicum each quarter;
the part-time student may take one per year. The arrangements for your
practicum will be worked out with your Faculty Advisor in advance, and
all necessary evaluation forms for the practicum will be provided by
him. A three-credit practicum will require 60 to 90 hours of work. Divided
into a 12-week course, this amounts to five to seven hours per week.
The tuition cost for a three-credit practicum is $100. You will enroll
in your practica along with the other courses you are taking, at which
time you will be sent more detailed instructions. Your Faculty Advisor
can answer any further questions you have about your practica.
Fees and Related Information
| Tuition Fees for Courses
||$75 /credit or $225 /three-credit course for full-
or part-time students
| Tuition Fees for Practicum
|$33.33 per credit or $100 for the typical three-credit
| Registration Fee
||$10 for each course
| Matriculation Fee
||$25.00 (first-time enrollment)
| Text Fees
||$50 - $100 per course
| Insufficient Funds
||$15 per check
| Transcript Fee
||$5.00 (each after two gratis)
| Graduation Fee
||$75.00 (payable prior to graduation)
| Transcripts from Other Institutions
||Transferring up to 10 courses the cost is $25. 10-20 courses =
$50. Over 20 courses = $75.
| Life Experience Credit
||$13.33 per credit
About CDs and DVDs
CLU tries to make available CDs and/or DVDs for as many of their
courses as possible so that the extension student will receive the heart
and spirit of the course from the instructor. The student is to purchase
either CDs or DVDs (or both). They may be returned
in re-salable condition for a 75% refund at the completion of the course.
This refund can be applied to the next
Length of Courses
The courses are twelve weeks in length, so three or four quarters will
be offered each year. Grades are given at the end of each course. The average
part-time student will take one or two courses per semester. If you have
not completed your three-month course within six months, and you do not
have a valid excuse which you have submitted to your Instructor (i.e.,
illness, etc), there will be a $50 re-instatement fee, per course.
Time Commitment of Full-time Students
Taking five courses per semester will require 25 - 30 hours per week, so
you should plan to schedule five or six hours per day for studies. Have
a specific room and time set aside and block out your appointment schedule
for these hours. This time is booked and you are not available for anything
else. This is your priority during your college years. List the things
you are dropping from your life to make time for your studies. Ask your
accountability partner to see that you are maintaining these hours without
Time Commitment of Part-time Students
Taking one course per semester will require approximately five hours per
week, so you should plan to schedule one hour per day for studies. As an
alternative, you may prefer to work a couple of evenings per week or half
a day on Saturday. Have a specific room and time set aside and block out
your appointment schedule for these hours. This time is booked and you
are not available for anything else. This is your priority during your
college years. List the things you are dropping from your life to make
time for your studies. Ask your accountability partner to see that you
are maintaining these hours without fail.
25% Off Tuition
Groups of two or more taking the same CLU course at the same time will
receive a 25% discount off from each of their tuition costs. This is to
encourage people to team up and grow together.
Click here to learn more.
To Receive Final Course Grade
All course costs must be paid before a final course grade will be given
or credits awarded and before graduation.
Refunds on tuition will be made as follows:
|A course enrollment may be canceled
by an applicant student within five (5) calendar days of the day
on which the enrollment agreement is signed.
|Cancellation before the first assignment is submitted
|25% of course completed
|50% of course completed
|Over 50% of course completed
Note: Since courses are designed to be completed in three months, materials
must be returned within three months of ordering in order to qualify
for a refund.
The $10 registration fee is not refundable. Materials may be refunded
if they are returned in salable condition.
Refund Policy on Bundle Pricing:
Refunds will be provided for a full 12 months from the date the bundle was purchased on any courses not yet shipped. Any courses already shipped will be recalculated at full value rather than the discounted bundle price. Returns must be received within 30 days of purchase to qualify for a refund. The refund will be sent within 30 days of the request.
A Bundle Pricing Agreement must also be signed and sent back to us at the time of payment.
- You may contact CLU's financial aid department for whatever assistance
they may be able to offer.
- Also, check with your employer. Many employers are willing
to contribute toward the tuition of courses which will enhance
employees' creativity, work ethics, productivity, and home
- When you enroll, you may choose to put $150 down per course, and
have the remainder of the cost split 50/50 and paid at 30 and 60 days.
This option is only
available when a credit card is used.
- If you are willing to contribute a grant
toward a foundation which could be used for
student scholarships in the future, please
contact CLU. This is a way of helping disciple
the leaders of tomorrow!
A student may be suspended and/or his financial aid scholarship revoked
if he does not follow course instructions, does not make course payments
on schedule, or displays an un-Christlike character when dealing with
CLU faculty or staff.
On the first documented instance of plagiarism, the professor has the
option of either giving the student a zero on that assignment or failing
them for the course. On the second instance of documented plagiarism,
the person is expelled from the university.
A student may audit many of our courses under the following
- The instructor is not required to grade any homework.
- The student will not receive a course grade.
- The audit fee is $25 plus the cost of course materials.
Alphabetical / Numerical Grading System:
Grades are issued by faculty members according to the following scales:
96 - 100%
92 - 95%
88 - 91%
85 - 87%
81 - 84%
77 - 80%
73 - 76%
70 - 72%
67 - 69%
65 - 66%
0 - 64%
It should be noted that most post-secondary institutions will not receive
credit for any course in which a grade lower than "C" was received.
Christian Leadership University is committed to training leaders. Leaders
are not average people. Students are therefore required to achieve "A" or "B" on
all course work (i.e., above average). All work submitted that is "C" (average)
or lower will be returned to the student for further completion before a grade
I = Incomplete: A temporary grade limited to a course in which a student
has been granted an extension to complete the required assignments or exams
due to personal illness, family crisis, or other faculty-accepted reasons.
Philosophy Behind the Grading System
Since we are focused on training rather than teaching, and since we are seeking
to train both the spirit and the mind, our school's grading system will be based
on the following
on Academic Comprehension
on Experiential Assimilation
|Grasped material with thoroughness,
industry, and correctness of detail.
||Made the material your own
by thinking about it and integrating it, using originality, natural ability,
the requirements of the course.
||Assimilated the subject
matter with thoroughness, correctness, and understanding of its relationship
to life, and have applied it to your own life.
|Average work, either steady
work of an acceptable quality, or work of a high quality which is uneven,
irregular or fragmentary.
||May be mechanically or outwardly
correct but shows little reflection upon or personal assimilation of the
|Indicates barely passing work that is inferior
to the average both in quantity and in quality.
||Manifests a lack of initiative or sense of
responsibility, or both.
The final exam of the course is a proctored exam. The proctor chosen must be
an objective, responsible adult, preferably not a relative.
The proctor receives the test in a sealed envelope from the student and is
responsible for supervision during the examination process. The proctor may
not leave the student alone while the final test is being taken.
Upon the student’s completion of the test, the supervisor signs the
Final Examination Proctor Certification form, dates it and seals all materials
in an envelope, and mails them to CLU.
CLU may hold graduation services from time to time. CLU headquarters will contact
eligible graduates about these services.