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  • What degree programs are available?

Available degree programs range from an Associate degree through the Doctoral level with reas of concentration in Biblical Studies, Biblical Counseling, Church Administration, Religious Education, Religious Fine Arts, Theology, Divinity and more.

  • How do I apply?

Interested parties may contact FICU toll free at 1-800-509-7009 to speak with an Admissions Specialist.  Our admissions office will expedite an enrollment packet in the form of a CD-ROM which contains all required enrollment forms including the FICU catalog and guidelines for submitting the required information.

Or if  you would prefer, you may complete our convenient online application.

  • What information should be included in my portfolio?

Specific requirements are listed in the enrollment packet. A portfolio should include previous education, employment, and ministry experience at a minimum.

  • What is "Lifetime Learning Assessment" and who is eligible?

Lifetime Learning Assessment is a program that allows students to receive academic credit for experiential learning, conferences, missionary work, books authored, ministry as well as a variety of other experiences. Please contact an Academic Advisor for specific information about this type of assessment.

  • How do I contact an Academic Advisor?

Academic Advisors are available to assist students throughout the educational process. Advisors may be contacted at: PO Box 3979 Merced, CA 95344, by telephone at (800) 509-7009, or by email at ficu@ficu.edu

  • How is curriculum obtained?

FICU has a wide base of curriculum available to our students, tailored individually for each student's needs. Your academic advisor will establish an appropriate degree program as well as provide curriculum information for that program.

  • What type of accrediting does the University have?

FICU is accredited through the Accrediting Commission International for Schools, Colleges & Theological Seminaries (A.C.I.). Further information regarding this Accrediting Commission is provided in the student catalog or on this site. (Click her to see our legal status)

  • I would prefer to complete my studies on an independent basis. Is that a possibility?

    Absolutely. Many students find it difficult to integrate classroom time with their current career and ministerial responsibilities. FICU will gladly cater to these students, establishing a study program that suits both the student's needs and interests. 


  • I would like to attend classes at an Affiliate Center. Where is the center nearest me?

More than 50 affiliate centers exist both in the continental U.S. and abroad. The city and state (or country) of each center is listed in the student catalog and on this site.

  • What other resources are available through FICU?

Aside from a fascinating array of studies, the University also offers assistance through the dissertation writing process, full and complete Pastoral Ordination through the International Association of Christian Clinical Counselors (IACCC) membership, and endless human resources through the teaching faculty and fellow students.

  • What is the standard tuition cost?

It is the desire of the University to offer degree programs to students who may not be able to meet financial obligations of the traditional university. An undergraduate degree can be completed for $3,900.00. Each graduate level is only $3600.00, for most degree programs. Interest-free financing is also available to qualified students. Contact an Academic Advisor for the exact tuition costs associated with your chosen degree program.   




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