Frequently Asked Questions
These are the questions that prospective students ask most frequently. However, if you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact our Admissions office at 1-800-940-9422 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What degrees are offered at Valor Christian College?
Valor offers ten associate of applied science degrees. Ten are available for new students: Pastoral Leadership, Youth Ministries, Evangelism, Music Ministries, Missions, Organizational Leadership, Organizational Management, Communication and Media, Advanced Leadership, and Christian Ministries. These programs take four semesters of full-time study to complete. In addition, one-year Diploma programs are available in Evangelism Studies, General Studies*, Pastoral Studies*, and Music Ministry.
*The one-year Diploma programs in General Studies and Pastoral Studies are not eligible for Title IV Financial Aid.
Is Valor an accredited college?
Do Valor credits transfer to other schools?
Valor Christian College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) to grant certificates and degrees at the Associate level.
Valor's degree programs are also authorized by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE).
Valor credits are transferable to any ABHE accredited schools. If you wish to attend a non ABHE accredited school it is up to that school, called the “receiving institution,” whether your credits from Valor will transfer. A state university has the discretion to determine which courses they will accept for transfer credit.
Graduate Placement Rate
VCC has an arrangement, called an articulation agreement, with Ohio Christian University (OCU) in Circleville, Ohio. Up to 60 semester credit hours will transfer from VCC to an OCU bachelor’s degree program (on campus or online). If you are interested in transferring your credits from VCC to any other college or university you will need to personally contact each separately.
Due to the number of students completing a program in a particular year from which the placement rate is calculated the programs have been combined and reported with a single rate in order to protect the identity of the students. The placement rate percentage is determined through a survey sent to the graduating class of each year to determine the number of graduating students who indicate placement in a ministry position within a year of completion of their program of study.
Placement Rate All undergraduate programs*
*GE program student placement after program completion is combined with AAS student placement after program completion to protect the identity of the students.
**Ministry related positions include but are not limited to:
Senior Pastor/Minister, Associate Pastor/Minister, Assistant Pastor/Minister, Youth Pastor/Minister/Ministries Director, Evangelist, Children’s Pastor/Minister/Children’s Ministries Director, Music Minister/Ministry Director, Worship Team Member (singers, musicians), Choir Director, Children’s Choir Director, Artistic Director, Missionary/Missions Director (Urban or Foreign Country), Adult Ministries Director, Educational Ministries Director, Religious Education Director, Senior Adults Director, Student Ministries Director, Women’s Ministries Director, Church Business Manager, Church Book Keeper, Church Facilities Manager
***Based on responses to date as the 2017 year has not ended.
Due to the number of Full-Time First-Time students from which the cohorts for each of these years is comprised, the programs have been combined and reported with a single rate in order to protect the identity of the students in the cohorts.
Entrance term Fall 2012 (includes any Summer 2012 early entrants) completing program as of 8/1/2015
Entrance term Fall 2013 (includes any Summer 2013 early entrants) completing program as of 8/1/2016
Entrance term Fall 2014 (includes any Summer 2014 early entrants) completing program as of 8/1/2017
What are the code numbers for the ACT and SAT test scores?
150% Completion Rate
All Undergraduate programs*
The VCC school code for the ACT is 4899.
Does Valor Christian College offer online classes?
The VCC school code for the SAT is 5972.
Yes! You can complete an associate of applied science degree in Advanced Leadership, Biblical Studies, Christian Ministries, Evangelism, Organizational Communication, Organizational Leadership, Pastoral Leadership, Youth Ministry, completely online!
What is the range of ages of students enrolled?
Online classes are $300 per credit hour plus an administrative fee $130 part-time or $305 full-time and a $300 technology fee per semester.
**Resident students must have permission from the Vice President for Academic Affairs before signing up for an online class.
Valor attracts students from 17 to 65 years of age – and some even older! Some students come straight from high school, some have previously been to college, and others have already graduated from college. Still others have extensive working experience or professional and graduate degrees or both before coming to Valor Christian College.
How long does each semester last?
Valor has 16 weeks of instruction plus final exams. The fall semester begins in August and ends in December, and the spring semester begins in January and ends in May. Generally a two-year program can be completed in four semesters of full-time study. The one-year diploma program can be completed in two semesters of full-time study.
Does Valor Christian College help students with employment while they are in school?
Those who are interested in working at World Harvest Church may contact the Human Resource Department at (614) 837-1990.
What are the employment opportunities in the area?
They are many and varied depending on your qualifications. The Columbus Dispatch is an excellent resource for employment. Their phone number is (614) 461-5000, and their website is www.dispatch.com. The Employment Guide is also another excellent source for employment opportunities. Their phone number is (614) 367-1503, and their website is www.EmploymentGuide.com.
How can I pay for my tuition and fees?
Once a student has been formally accepted, he or she can begin submitting payment(s) through the student Populi account with a major debit or credit card, ie. American Express, Discover, Master Card or Visa. Valor also accepts cashiers' checks, money orders.
Does Valor Administer Veteran’s Educational Benefits?
Yes. Veterans, war orphans, and dependents of disabled veterans who plan to attend the college and claim benefits under any of the federal or state educational programs should apply online using the VA's online application process at https://www.vets.gov/education/apply/ directly to their nearest Department of Veterans Affairs office for a Certificate of Eligibility. This should be presented no later than the time of registration to avoid delay in payment of the subsistence allotment. Students must be enrolled for 12 or more semester hours to be eligible for full-time benefits. Contact the Veteran's Coordinator at Valor at 1-800-940-9422 ext 481 for information.
Does Valor offer scholarships or financial assistance?
Yes, financial assistance is available. Valor tuition is intentionally kept low to enable as many students as desire to attend the school.
Does Valor Christian College offer housing on campus?
In 2014, Valor was granted authorization through the U.S. Department of Education to offer students the opportunity to apply for federal student aid funding (by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965). Valor Christian College is approved to administer VA Education Benefits by the Ohio Department of Veterans Services, State Approving Agency for Veterans Education & Training under the G. I. Bill education benefits, Title 38, U.S. Code. Interested parties should contact the nearest Veterans Administration Office or send an email to email@example.com for more information. Institutional work-study is available for qualifying students. Also, the Finance Office offers installment payment plans. For more information contact us at 614-837-4088.
Yes. Valor has one women’s residence hall (Cunningham Hall) and one men’s residence hall (Jude Hall). All students under the age of 35 are required to live in the residence halls unless they are married, single parents with children or live with immediate family in the Columbus area.
How are roommates assigned in the Residence Halls?
Roommates will be assigned upon arrival at Valor. If you would like to request to live with a specific person, you may do so on the Roommate Placement Information Form, which you will receive via mail after you have been accepted to Valor and have paid the minimum required to live in the Residence Halls.
Do you provide housing for married couples or single parents with dependents?
At this time Valor does not provide housing for married couples or a single parent with dependents. Information on local housing is available upon acceptance to Valor.
Are any meals available at Valor?
Yes. All dorm residents are required to participate in the meal plan which includes lunch and dinner. Students who live in the residence halls also have access to cooking utensils and microwaves, as well as a commissary with vending machines.
What classes can I transfer in from another college?
All class credits taken at ABHE and regionally accredited colleges or universities will be transferred depending upon if they fit within the student’s specified academic program. A grade of "C" or higher is required and a sufficient amount of credit to fulfill our requirements is needed. The college you attended must send an official transcript to Valor for consideration.
Can I complete an Associate degree program in less than two years?
Normally it takes two years to complete the associate degree program. It is possible to take quick-term classes, online classes and to transfer in credits from other colleges. However, it is best that the student talk to his or her advisor.
Does Valor Christian College offer internships?
The Summer Internship Program is for current students who make application for this program.