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Heritage Christian University

Florence, AL

At A Glance

Main Address

3625 Helton Dr

Florence, AL 35630

www.hcu.edu

Admission Office

3625 Helton Drive

PO Box HCU

Florence, AL 35630

(256) 766-6610

Fax : (256) 766-9289

hcu@hcu.edu

Contact : Jim Collins

Director of Admissions

Type of School

Small

Private

virtual college (no physical campus)

Bible college

4-year school

Coed

Association for Biblical Higher Education

Church Of Christ

College Board Code: 0805

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 61

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 12

In-State Tuition : $11,342.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $11,342.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Associate

Bachelor's

Master's

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Other Characteristics

All programs offered via distance education.

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Jun 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : Jul 28

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : Jul 28

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Associate, Bachelor's, Master's degrees

Accreditation and Associations

Association for Biblical Higher Education

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Philosophy and Religious Studies : 100.0%

Associates
Philosophy and Religious Studies : 100.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Theology & Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies A B M

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Independent Study

Internships

Extended Class Availability

Distance Learning

Computer Services

12 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries

Wireless network available

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Student web hosting available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Geographic Location : 125 miles from Birmingham, 50 miles from Huntsville.

Large Town

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 61

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 12

Degree-seeking undergrads : 61

Graduate enrollment : 31

Student General Information

All students average age : 33

Full time students average age : 29

In state students : 57.0%

Out of state students : 43.0%

Part Time students : 56.0%

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 10.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 7.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Men's Housing

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Women's Housing

Additional Housing Options

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

Sport's Levels Available

Club

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Veteran's counselor

Financial aid counseling

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

N

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

N

Drama/Theater

N

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

N

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

N

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

N

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Swimming

Women's Club

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $25.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: No

Total applicants : 15

Admitted : 7

Enrolled : 7

Very selective 47.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Recommendations

Religious Affiliation or Commitment

Important

Character/Personal Qualities

Interview

Considered

Alumni Relation

Extracurricular Activities

Rigor of secondary school record

Test Policies for placement

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Single Highest Test Date

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Religious affiliation and recommendations very important, school achievement considered.

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 100.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

28 - 9


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Jun 1

Respond By Date : Jul 28

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Mechelle Thompson

Financial aid office phone : (256) 766-6610

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $423.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Leadership

Religious Affiliation

Work Study Programs

For part-time students

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Prepayment Discount

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$11,342.00

$11,342.00

$11,342.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$11,342.00

$11,342.00

$11,342.00

Room and board:

$3,600.00

$12,663.00

$5,697.00

Books and supplies:

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$3,357.00

$3,357.00

$2,790.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,071.00

$1,071.00

$954.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$20,370.00

$29,433.00

$21,783.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$20,370.00

$29,433.00

$21,783.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 32

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $25.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $11,342.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $3,600.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $12,663.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $423.00

Financial Aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: --

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser