Life Pacific University partners with several academic organizations to provide scholarship opportunities and course credit to students who have fulfilled specific requirements through an approved program. Our partnerships include the Emerging Leader Network, Foursquare Institutes, and Hillsong International Leadership College. Students who have fulfilled the requirements of a partnership are encouraged to apply for the relative course credit and scholarship programs.
Life Pacific University views Church-based institutes as partners in the education and training of ministers. The College is committed to supporting institutes by providing numerous services including consultation on academic and instructional matters, curriculum, and potential granting of credit for institute work toward LPU degree programs. LPU has set up these services in conjunction with the Foursquare Institute Office and we encourage Foursquare churches considering establishing an institute to refer to the Ministry Institutes’ portion of the Foursquare Church website at foursquare.org/education/institutes for additional information.
What type of curriculum support does LPU offer?
Institutes can use LPU’s course material in a group setting in Institute Manual (non-credit) format.
Institute Study Manuals are modified versions of independent study course materials. The College makes the manuals available for institutes and students who would like access to the college-level curriculum without paying the tuition or earning college credit.
How do I get started?
Non-credit Institute Manuals
Institutes may download the curriculum from a password protected site, reproduce as many copies as needed for their students, and use the material in their institutes however they see fit for the following per course annual fee: 1–20 courses $100; 21–50=$200; 51–100=$300; 101+=$500. Institutes will self-report the number of courses they expect to produce.
Institutes can order books through MBS Direct or alternate online book sellers.
Supplemental Course Materials
Besides textbooks, many of our courses include supplemental materials for which we have obtained copyright permissions. The permissions granted to us to use published material within our courses only applies to students who are enrolled in courses for which they are paying tuition to LPU. Therefore, due to copyright laws, we are not able to provide appendix items that are not owned by LPU. We will provide you with the text and page number of articles we use to supplement our course materials. Your institute will be responsible to provide your students access to the material and ensure compliance with copyright laws.
Will institute credits transfer towards a B.A. degree?
Institute graduates who want to transfer to Life Pacific University’s on campus or online degree completion program may receive credit for institute courses that meet specific standards regarding faculty qualifications and coursework. Formal institutes that have demonstrated the potential to send a significant number of students to LPU can pursue transfer agreements with the College. The agreement allows institutes to assure students that their work will be acknowledged, and transfer credit will be accepted by LPU for many of their completed classes.
To learn more about these resources, or to discuss other ways your institute can partner with Life Pacific University, contact the Special Programs Coordinator at (909) 706-3059.
Hillsong International Leadership College
In partnership with Life Pacific, Hillsong International Leadership College graduates can further their studies to any of our accredited bachelors programs. There are a range of credit transfer avenues available to you that allow you to have your Hillsong International Leadership College studies count towards our undergraduate programs. Read more about transferring to Life Pacific University.