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Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of frequently asked questions. We have done our best to make this list complete, but it is being continuously updated.

General FAQs

Accreditation and Affiliation

Yes, N2NCU is privately accredited. For details see our full accreditation statement here.

No. We are a non-denominational, evangelical institution.

Diplomas and Degrees

Bible, Ministy, and Evangelism through Community Transformation.

N2NCU offers a variety of diplomas and degrees. More information can be found in our Local Training Program or N2NCU Online pages.

N2NCU offers degrees whose sole purpose is religious and theological training. Our degrees are not meant to be considered academic degrees that prepare people for secular employment. Instead they are religious degrees that prepare students for service in ministry.

Credit Transfers

See the answer below.

All credit transfers are at the discretion of the receiving school. Please check with the school to which you wish to transfer before enrolling in an N2NCU course. Since our N2NCU courses are purposely condensed to help those with limited time, other colleges and universities may choose to accept credits at less than their face value. Because our accreditation is private and not secular, it is very unlikely that a secular university will accept N2N credits.

Yes N2NCU will accept credits from Bible Schools, Colleges, and other Christian universities. This is done on a case by case bases and determined by the academic compatibility of the possible transfer credits.

General Rules for Accepting Credits from Eligible Students and Schools in the United States:

Associates in Biblical Studies
Up to 36 credits can be transferred towards the Associate’s degree. Students must take a minimum of 24 credits (two semesters of 12 credits each) with N2NCU to be eligible for an Associate Degree in Biblical Studies.

Associates in Biblical Studies and Ministry
Up to 36 credits can be transferred towards the Associate’s degree. Students must take a minimum of 36 credits (three semesters of 12 credits each) with N2NCU to be eligible for an Associate Degree in Biblical Studies and Ministry.

Bachelor in Biblical Studies
Up to than 84 credits can be transferred towards the Bachelor degree. Students must take a minimum of 36 credits (three semesters of 12 credits each) with N2NCU to be eligible for a Bachelor Degree in Biblical Studies.

Bachelor in Biblical Studies and Ministry
Up to 108 credits can be transferred towards the Bachelor degree. Students must take a minimum of 36 credits (three semesters of 12 credits each) with N2NCU to be eligible for a Bachelor Degree in Biblical Studies and Ministry.

Requirements
Students will be charged an administrative fee of $30 for each semester (based on 12 credits or $3 per credit hour for semesters with less than 12 credit) that is transferred into N2NCU.

All credit transfers must be done by the individual student through the N2NCU academic office. Approved facilitators in N2NCU schools of ministry will be allowed to process applications for credit transfers from students in their own school of ministry, as long as the credits were accrued in that school.

Those interested must submit the TRANSFER OF CREDIT form and submit it with a $25 processing fee. Original copies of transcripts from outside schools MUST be mailed to the N2NCU Registrar's Office directly from the institution in which they originate. The transcripts are to be mailed to the following address:

N2NCU
Attn: Registrar
P.O. Box 530044
Harlingen, TX 78553

Residency

No. Local ministry schools using the N2N curriculum may operate anywhere in the world. N2NCU Online can be accessed anywhere in the world where an internet connection is available (local restrictions may apply).

Practical Ministry

Practical Ministry are activities in a local church for the purpose of ministering to others. These include (but are not limited to):

  • Evangelism/Preaching/Teaching
  • Youth/Children Ministry
  • Worship Ministry/Prayer/Intercession
  • Community Outreach
  • Practical Help:
    • Cleaning
    • Repairs
    • Carpentry/Construction
    • Setup/Tear-Down
    • Project Participation
    • Etc.
  • Pastoral Ministry:
    • Visitation
    • Grief Counseling
    • Etc.

Ministry is love in action. Students learn how to minister by being taught and by applying what they heard. N2NCU requires students to participate and contribute in a ministry in a local church. Students are required to serve at least two hours a week in a church or church-approved ministry, for a minimum of 24 hours of ministry each semeseter.

During the first week of each semester of class, students are requested to find a ministry in the local church to participate and contribute. Ask your facilitator and pastor if you are having difficulty selecting a ministry to assist.

  • N2NCU Local Training Program students report their practical ministry hours to their Facilitator.
  • N2NCU Online students report their practical ministry hours at the beginning of each lesson.

Local Training Program

Costs

The cost to the church is dependent upon the number of students in the school. All costs are shown on the Local Training Program Price Information page.

N2NCU does not impose any start-up costs. All costs are shown on the Local Training Program Price Information page.

Flexibility

Schools are given great flexibility in how they schedule their classes. It is common for schools to meet once a week; often in the evening on a Saturday or Sunday. In order to follow the N2N Curriculum's Semester Schedule, a school will need to meet approximately 3-4 hours a week, allowing time for three sessions. Each session includes a half-hour video lesson, a quiz, and 3-5 group discussion topics.

You can take up to 5 years to finish the Associates program. Once the Bachelors program begins you have an additional 5 years to complete the Bachelors portion of the curriculum. We are presently in the process of building the Bachelors section of the curriculum. As a result, if you begin your school in 2014-2015. You can go as quickly as you like but there is no guarantee that the semesters will be available on your exact time frame. We will be working hard to see that no classes are interrupted.

We strive to present a Christian education free from any denominational bias by focusing on the central beliefs of the Christian faith. Churches and facilitators using our materials are free to substitute their own materials when their is a conflict between what is taught in our materials and what is part of their church doctrine. If you require a substitution, please contact us for more information regarding substitutions.

We allow complete flexibility in your school's schedule. You may begin the classes as soon as you want. Based on our experience, we recommend January, March, or September (following a normal school year). Summer is not recommended for most schools.

N2NCU Online

Enrollment

The costs for N2NCU Online can be found on the Tuition and Fees page.

Simply visit the N2NCU Online page and click on the Registration button.

All payments for the online university are accepted through Paypal.

What you need to know about payment policies:

  • Presently only credit or debit cards are accepted.
  • All Payments are securely processed through our third-party payment processor ©PayPal.
  • Payments are accepted per-semester or per-year.
  • Payments for individual classes are not accepted.
  • Payment for a semester will be paid at the normal rate.
  • When students pay for one year (three semesters) at a time, they will receive a 20% discount (in other words, paying per semester receives no discount, paying per year receives a 20% discount).
  • Because of the low cost of N2NCU, we do not provide refunds.

Immediately! Because there is no physical classroom to attend, there is no set schedule that you must conform to. As soon as you register and pay you may begin, and your studies continue at your own pace until you complete them.

Technical

The system requirements for using the online school is not limited to any particular computer or hand-held device, but we recommend the following technologies for an enjoyable learning experience:

Web Browser:

Internet Explorer 9+, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari are all supported. Mobile browser support may vary

PDF Reader:

Native web browser support (Chrome, Firefox with plugins, etc.) or Adobe Acrobat Reader or PDF reader for your mobile device (from your device's app store).

Video Compatability:

HTML 5 capable web browser (IE 9+, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari).

Printer:

It is recommended (but not required) that students have access to a printer, in order to download and print Student Notes and other resources.

Yes. N2NCU can be accessed via smart-phone or tablet. Currently, a PDF reader app (from your phone or tablet's app store) may be necessary to view the student notes. Consult your mobile device's user guide for more info regarding viewing PDFs.

Due to limited staff resources and the wide variety of technologies that can be used to access our online school, N2NCU does not officially offer technical support. Urgent or unique requests for help may be answered by our online community administrators on a case-by-case basis.

N2NCU Online is designed to be very user friendly; we believe that most people will have very little difficulty becoming comfortable with using it. Chances are, if you can navigate this website, you can use N2NCU Online. Students should have a working knowledge of the following computer skills to be successful in an online environment:

  • The ability to use Internet browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome.
  • A basic understanding of website navigation.
  • The ability to use email (and to setup a new email address if necessary).
  • Knowledge of technical support resources for issues outside of N2NCU when necessary (i.e. computer, software or internet problems).

Other

If a learner begins a program with no transfer credits, program completion should take approximately 2 years for an Associate’s Degree and 4 years for a Bachelor Degree. This is assuming that you are a bi-vocational learner and spending approximately five hours a week on courses and two hours a week fulfilling your ministry requirements.


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Accreditation

Nation-2-Nation Christian University is privately accredited. This means that upon completion of the Local Training Program or N2NCU Online, students will become eligible (upon successful transfer of credit) to receive a degree appropriate to their level of coursework issued by N2NCU.

Certification

Nation-2-Nation Christian University is a certified member of the Academic Council for Educational Accountability. ACEA was created in 1998 by Dr. C. Peter Wagner to provide relational accountability to a network of Christian educators, training programs, and schools.