CoA College Credit Option: 3 credits
1. Who is College of Athens?
The College of Athens (CoA) is a fully accredited, non-profit Christian college in Athens, Georgia that offers in-person and online programs in leadership, business, education, care & counseling, ministry, intercultural studies and more. CoA offers undergraduate, graduate, and accelerated master’s degrees (bachelor’s + master’s in less time). The credits earned from the Perspectives class can go towards earning a degree from CoA if you so desire. The CoA mission is to be a biblically-grounded, Holy Spirit-empowered, accredited Christian college that prepares men and women who will teach, reach, lead, and minister to others out of their identity in Christ through relational, hands-on training for life and leadership in the church, in the marketplace, and across the globe for the glory of God.
2. How will my Perspectives experience change if I decide to take it for college credit?
Earning college credit for the Perspectives class will deepen your understanding of the material you’re learning. Students taking it for college credit will be required to complete a higher amount of weekly reading and will be expected to complete their other assignments with excellence. The amount of effort you put in to the class will directly correlate to the impact the class material has on you personally.
3. How many credits will I get for taking the class for college credit?
The Perspectives course is worth 3 credit hours of college-level work.
4. How much does it cost to take Perspectives for college credit?
The tuition for the course will cost $500. The cost of your books will be in addition to this amount. Monthly payment plans are available for those students who need to split the cost of tuition over the course of the semester.
5. How do I pay for the Perspectives credit course?
Once you have completed the College of Athens application and been accepted by the Admission team, you will receive further instructions about how to pay for the Perspectives course
6. How can the college credits earned be used towards the degree area I’d like to pursue in college?
Most college degrees require a certain number of elective credits as part of the curriculum. The credits earned for the Perspectives class can satisfy those requirements or depending on the major and program you are pursuing could count towards your degree requirements. Because the College of Athens is a fully accredited institution, all credits earned can qualify for transfer to any other accredited institutions. However, transfer credit decisions are always made by the institution receiving the credits, so if you have questions about whether the class could transfer to your particular program we would recommend contacting your school directly.
7. What benefits will I receive from Perspectives for taking the course at credit level with College of Athens?
Everyone who takes and completes the Perspectives course at the credit level will also be considered a Perspectives Certificate Alumni. As an Alumni, you’re able to visit any Perspectives class one or two times for free or you can register for another future class at the Alumni level and attend all the classes for a minimal fee. As an Alumni, you’re encouraged to join a Perspectives coordinating team to help mobilize other students in future classes. As a Perspectives Certificate Alumni, you can act as a Mentor/Grader for other students or as a Coordinator who helps launch future classes. Click here to learn more about the benefits of becoming a Perspectives Alumni.
8. What assignments will I be required to complete?
Students taking Perspectives for college credit will be required to complete the same assignments as those students taking the class at the certificate level. Students will be required to complete weekly readings, reviews, a mid-term and final, as well as an integrative project. A syllabus detailing these assignments will be provided to all students who are accepted by CoA to take Perspectives for college credit.
9. What kind of professor interaction will I get if I take these courses?
Your class coordinator and grader will be your primary contacts for the class, but you will also have the opportunity to interact virtually with the CoA professor of record who will oversee the credit-granting portion of your experience. All CoA faculty are fully credentialed with experience in the areas that they teach and lead. Plus, they care deeply about each student’s personal growth towards his or her successful fulfillment of their God-given purpose. The professor of record’s contact information will be provided on the syllabus that you will receive if accepted.
10. Okay, I’m interested! What is the next step?
Wonderful! You will need to complete an application for acceptance to the College of Athens in order to receive college credit for the Perspectives class. You can click the application links on this page to begin your application with us or just click here. Once you’ve completed all the elements of the application your application will be reviewed for acceptance by our admissions department. Typically, you will hear back from our admissions team within 7 days of submitting your application. If accepted, you will receive a copy of the syllabus and you can begin working on your assignments!
11. I have other questions, who do I talk to?
We would be happy to answer any further questions you have. You can email Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 706-769-1472.
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