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PATHWAY TO ADMISSION

FICU Application


Welcome!  We are excited that you have chosen to enroll with Friend International Christian University.

FICU has several ways of assisting your the the enrollment process: please choose the one that suits you best.

Application/Registration Fee
Please click this link to pay your $110.00 application/registration fee. This fee must be paid before your application can be processed. All application/registration fees are non-refundable. (Application/Registration Fee Click Here)

Online Application:  Please complete the online application to begin the admissions process.  Please click here when you are ready to complete our simple online application form.

U.S. Postal Service: If you would prefer the traditional method please contact FICU's Admissions Department at PO Box 3979, Merced, CA  95344-1979 or email admissions@ficu.edu  with your full name, mailing address, email address, telephone number to receive a Student Enrollment Package.

By Telephone: You may call 1-800-509-7009 to speak with an Academic Advisor who would be pleased to answer any questions.

Adobe Acrobat Application (vs.) Microsoft Word Application: Please choose which format you wish to use to download the enrollment application.  You may need to download the Adobe Reader or Microsoft Reader, if so, please click the link below to obtain this free software.  After your install is complete, please return to this page to download the application.

Click here to download the Adobe Reader

Click here to download the Microsoft Reader 

 

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Microsoft Word Application  (Click To Download )
 

 

Whichever method of enrollment you choose, our staff is ready and waiting to assist you in making your educational journey a huge success.

 


 

INDEPENDENT INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAM

PATHWAY TO ADMISSION AND COMPLETION

The competency level of a prospective student is evaluated by review of the individual's application for admission and a portfolio. The portfolio includes a detailed ministerial/occupational resume, official transcripts and other documents supporting previous academic work, and specialized training certificates. Evaluation of each individual's portfolio of documents is the key component for acceptance of an individual into an independent and individualized degree program for either undergraduate or graduate work. The evaluation is planned to determine whether an applicant has the appropriate educational background, occupational accomplishment and attitudinal motivation necessary to function effectively in an independent, individualized educational environment. Motivation is a fundamental factor for determining whether an individual can successfully function in this type of learning situation.


You must be a member of the Body of Christ to participate in this education opportunity. If you are not a member, click here.


Final Assessment

BACHELOR'S & MASTER'S

DOCTORAL DEGREE CANDIDATES

Concurrent Degree Programs

        BACHELORS & MASTERS

         MASTERS & DOCTORAL


THE FINAL ASSESSMENT

BACHELOR'S & MASTER'S

DEGREE CANDIDATES

The Final Assessment offers the Graduate Review Committee an opportunity to review and assess all course work requirements, and research project, or thesis requirements, and research project, or thesis requirements completed during the student's program. The Assessment is intended to determine that the student has completed all graduation requirements, and has demonstrated an adequate level of competence in the study program.

The Final Assessment is conducted as a University function and does not require student participation. Ultimately, a Final Assessment Report and transcript are prepared and placed in the student's file, which documents the rationale supporting the award of the degree.


DOCTORAL DEGREE CANDIDATES

The Final Assessment of each doctoral degree candidate's records offers the Doctoral Review Committee an opportunity to review and assess the results of all completed course work assignments as well as the Dissertation portion of each candidate's program. The Final Assessment is intended to determine whether the candidate has demonstrated level of competence and learning outcomes comparable to those expected from a doctoral candidate in a more traditional setting.

Upon acceptance of the committee of all work presented, the candidate will receive immediate acknowledgment of satisfaction of all graduation requirements. A formal Final Assessment Committee Report will be placed in the candidate's portfolio. The degree and official transcript will be mailed to the graduate upon receipt of the degree from the engraver.


THE CONCURRENT DEGREE PROGRAMS

BACHELORS & MASTERS

A Bachelor's Degree is ordinarily required to enter a Master's Degree Program. However, an applicant not holding a Bachelor's Degree may be offered an opportunity to concurrently earn both degrees if he or she meets the prerequisites listed below.

  1. An applicant should have evidence of professional ministry or lifetime learning experience comparable to 60 or more units of bible/theology or general education credit within their major.

  2. An applicant having five years full time leadership experience in the ministry can expect to meet the above requirements.

In this Concurrent Bachelors/Masters Degree Program, the student must complete the normal requirements for the Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programs, with one exception. Completion of the Bachelor's Research Project will be satisfied with completion of the Masters Thesis project.

However, if a student doesn't have the required lifetime learning experience, the Bachelor's Research Project requirement will not have been met until the Master's Thesis is completed, the Bachelor's Degree is not earned, nor can it be awarded until the Master's Thesis is completed.

The date reflected on the Bachelor's Degree will represent the date when the last requirement for course work is deemed completed by the Assessment Board, completing the program.


THE CONCURRENT DEGREE PROGRAM

MASTERS & DOCTORAL

A Master's Degree is ordinarily required to enter a Doctoral Degree Program. However, an applicant not holding a Master's Degree may be offered an opportunity to concurrently earn both the Master's and Doctoral Degrees if he or she meets the prerequisites listed below:

     

  1. An applicant must hold a Bachelor's Degree in the Major the Program for which the student is submitting an Application for Admission. A Bachelor's Degree in another field may be substituted if the evaluation of the applicants' entire learning background seems to indicate the student possesses the necessary foundation to succeed in the program.

  2. An applicant having seven years full time leadership experience in the ministry can expect to meet the above requirements.

In this Concurrent Masters/Doctoral Degree Program, the student will not be required to complete Masters Thesis Project. The Doctoral Dissertation will have satisfied this requirement. However, if a student doesn't have the required lifetime learning experience, the Master's Thesis portion requirement will not have been met until the Doctoral Dissertation is completed, the Master's Degree is not earned, nor can it be awarded until the doctoral dissertation is completed and submitted to FICU.


 

 

 

 

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