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Statement of Compliance

Vine University complies with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975.

Non-discriminatory Policy

Vine University seeks a diverse student body. Everyone has equal opportunity and access to Vine University’s educational programs and activities. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, physical condition, or national origin. Non-discriminatory policies apply to the admissions policy, educational programs, employment, and all other activities that Vine University provides.

Prospective Students

“Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400 Sacramento California, 95833, www.bppe.ca.gov, toll-free telephone number (888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1896.”

 

“As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.”

 

“A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 toll-free 0r by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s Internet Web www.bppe.ca.gov.”

Academic Qualifications

Students who apply for the Bachelor of Arts degree must have earned a high school diploma or its academic equivalent. Students who apply for the degrees in Graduate Studies must hold a four-year college degree or its academic equivalent. Students who apply for the Doctoral degrees must hold a conferred Master’s degree from an accredited academic institution or its academic equivalent.

Application Procedure

Vine University’s academic programs are open to students of all Christian denominations who meet the standard requirements for admissions. Vine University admits only qualified students and persons who are committed to Jesus Christ. However, Vine University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies, admission policies, scholarships, or any other programs or activities.

The following documents must be included in the application process.

  1. The application form and a non-refundable application fee ($50.00);
  2. Official transcripts from high school and/or all post secondary educational institutions attended;
  3. Two letters of recommendation;
  4. A statement of the applicant’s Christian faith;
  5. A Medical Examination Report; and
  6. Two recent photographs (passport style).

The application form and other materials can be obtained from the admissions office. They may be requested by phone, mail, or downloaded via the Vine University home page.

The mailing address and phone/ fax numbers are:

Vine University Admissions Office

14253 Erwin Street, Van Nuys, California 91401, USA

Office (818) 781-1515 | Fax (818) 781-1519

E-mail: admissions@vine.ac | questions@vine.ac

Home Page: www.vine.ac

TOEFL and English Proficiency

All applicants are expected to participate in an interview with an Admissions representative prior to a decision on the application.

Since instructions are offered in English and Korean, applicants will be tested for English proficiency during the interview.

Personal Interview

Each new student will have the opportunity for a personal interview with the president of Vine University during the orientation. For the student, this is an opportunity to meet the president of the school and be encouraged and prayed over as the student embarks on post-secondary education.

Foreign Students and Visas

Currently, Vine University is not authorized by the U.S. Government to issue the I-20 form for visas from foreign countries. Therefore, Visa Sponsorship is unavailable.

NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT OUR INSTITUTION

The transferability of credits students earn at Vine University is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree or diploma you earn in the educational program at Vine University is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits or degree or diploma that you earn at Vine University are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution.

For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at Vine University will meet your education goals.  This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Vine University to determine if your credits or degree or diploma will transfer.

Vine University accepts transfer credits from accredited institutions and its academic equivalent. Accredited means that the school is listed as accredited in the current issue of Accredited Institutions of Post-secondary Education published by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation or approved by the Ministry of Education for the Republic of Korea. If a degree student desires to transfer credit from another post-secondary school to Vine University, an official transcript stating the courses and grades must be submitted to the Director of Admissions prior to acceptance.

 

Students may transfer from accredited Schools to Vine University as following:

 

Transfer Policy from Accredited Schools:

 

1. Undergraduate

(1) Bachelor of Arts in Theology students can receive a maximum of 75% (percent) of the units or credit may be applied toward the award of a bachelor’s degree.

(A) Units earned at institutions approved by the Bureau, public or private institutions of higher learning accredited by an accrediting association recognized by the U. S. Department of Education, or any institution of higher learning, including foreign institutions, if the institution offering the undergraduate program documents that the institution of higher learning at which the units were earned offers degree programs equivalent to degree programs approved by the Bureau or accredited by an accrediting association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education;

(B) Challenge examinations and standardized tests such as the College Level Placement Tests (CLEP) for specific academic disciplines.

 

2. Graduate

(1) Master of Arts in Christian Education students can receive no more than 20% (percent) of graduate semester units or the equivalent in other units awarded by another institution may be transferred for credit toward a Master’s degree. An institution may accept transfer credits only from the institutions of higher learning described in above section 1.

(2) Master of Theology in Missiology students can receive no more than 20% (percent) of graduate semester units or the equivalent in other units awarded by another institution may be transferred for credit toward a Master’s degree. An institution may accept transfer credits only from the institutions of higher learning described in above section 1.

 

3. Doctorate

(1) Doctor of Missiology students can receive no more than 30 graduate semester credits or its equivalent awarded by another institution may be credited toward a doctoral degree. This subdivision does not apply to graduate programs that lead to a profession or an occupation requiring state licensure where the licensing agency has a regulation permitting a different standard.

 

4. If credit for prior experiential learning is to be granted, the policy for granting such credit shall be included in the institution’s catalog.

(1) An institution may grant credit to a student for prior experiential learning only if:

(A) The prior learning is equivalent to a college or university level of learning;

(B) The learning experience demonstrates a balance between theory and practice and;

(C) The credit awarded for the prior learning experience directly relates to the student’s degree program and is applied in satisfaction of some of the degree requirements.

(2) Each college or university level learning experience for which credit is sought shall be documented by the student in writing.

(3) Each college or university level learning experience shall be evaluated by faculty qualified in that specific subject area who shall ascertain (1) to what college or university level learning the student’s prior experience is equivalent and (2) how many credits toward a degree may be granted for that experience.

(4) The faculty evaluating the prior learning shall prepare a written report indicating all of the following:

(A) The documents in the student’s record on which the faculty member relied in determining the nature of the student’s prior experience;

(B) The bases for determining that the prior experience (i) is equivalent to college or university level learning and (ii) demonstrates a balance between theory and practice; and

(C) The bases for determining (i) to what college or university level the experience is equivalent and (ii) the proper number of credits to be awarded toward the degree for that experience.

(5)        (A) The institution shall designate at least one administrator to be responsible for the review of faculty determinations regarding the award of credit for prior experiential learning.

(B) The administrator shall document the institution’s periodic review of faculty evaluations to assure that the faculty written evaluations and awards of credit comply with this section and the institution’s policies and are consistent.

(6) The amount of credit awarded for prior experiential learning shall not be related to the amount charged the student for the assessment process.

(7)        (A) Of the first 60 semester credits awarded a student in an undergraduate program, no

more than 15 semester credits may be awarded for prior experiential learning.

(B) Of the second 60 semester units (i.e., credits 61 to 120) awarded a student in an undergraduate program, no more than 15 semester credits may be awarded for prior experiential learning.

(C) Of the first 30 semester credits awarded a student in a graduate program, no more than 6 semester credits may be awarded for prior experiential learning.

(D) Of the second 30 semester credits (i.e., credits 31 to 60) awarded a student in a graduate program, no more than 3 semester credits may be awarded for prior experiential learning.

(E) No credit for experiential learning may be awarded after a student has obtained 60 semester credits in a graduate program.

 

It is the responsibility of the student desiring the transfer of credit from a non-accredited institution to provide Vine University with academic catalogs of the attended institutions and syllabi of each course to be considered for transfer.

Our institution does not have an articulation agreement with other institutions.

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