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INTRODUCTION

 

All degree programs are open to men and women who show completion of any prerequisite coursework/degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or institution in the United States. In the case of coursework/degree completed in foreign institutions, it shall be evaluated from an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Cal Grad does not accept ability-to-benefit students at this time.

 

In requiring the B.A. or B.S. degree or its equivalent for admission to graduate degree programs, Cal Grad recognizes the importance of a broad education as a foundation for specialized theological study. A bachelor's degree must include works in the major fields of humanity and science which gives students the discipline and general information valuable for theological study and the work of the ministry. Adequate attention should be devoted to English grammar and composition, literature, speech, logic, and history.

 

Furthermore, part of the admissions process is to see those that demonstrate evidence of being born again, and are endowed with the necessary spiritual gifts.

 

Applicants are considered without regard to gender, national origin, or handicap. However, the school reserves to decide which applicants are qualified to be admitted to the School.

 

ADMISSION REQIREMENTS

Undergraduate Programs

  1. Admission Application Form with a $100 non-refundable application fee.

  2. Official Transcripts from the high school and/or all colleges and universities if you are a transfer student.

  3. Personal Identification: All applicants are required to submit a copy of personal identification such as a state driver’s license, passport, visas, or any government issued photo identification.

  4. References from Three (3) Individuals from the applicant’s pastor, a high school teacher or a college professor, and a professional or business-related individual. Recommendation Forms are included in the Application Form.

Graduate Programs

  1. Admission Application Form with a $100 non-refundable application fee.

  2. Official Transcripts from the all colleges and universities attended that show conferral of qualifying degrees

  3. Personal Identification: All applicants are required to submit a copy of personal identification such as a state driver’s license, passport, visas, or any government issued photo identification.

  4. References from Three (3) Individuals from the applicant’s pastor, a high school teacher or a college professor, and a professional or business-related individual. Recommendation Forms are included in the Application Form.

  5. Ecclesiastical Reference (for M.Div. and D.Min. program): This must be a letter from the official board of the church of which the applicant is a member, stating that he/she is in good standing and full fellowship, and is endorsed by them as a potential candidate for a service in the ministry.

 

International Students

In addition to the general requirements, all international students applying for admission at Cal Grad must submit following documents:

  • Proof of English proficiency: international students must submit at the time of application a score of not less than 70 (Internet Based Test) or 530 (Paper Based Test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The test must include the writing section (TWE), which is included in the September, October, March, and May administrations. The faculty provides no testing to meet admission requirements in English. To register for the TOEFL/TWE test, applicants may contact the address below or get more information at www.toefl.org:

TOEFL/TWE SERVICES

P.O. Box 6151

Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA

(609) 882-6601

* If you have earned your academic degree from an accredited American university or college, the requirements for submitting exam scores may waived.

 

 

ADMISSION PROCEDURE

 

Application Deadlines

Any applications received after these deadlines may not be processed.

 

B.A. Program

Spring: January 5

Fall: August 5

M.A./M.Div. Program

Summer: January 5

Fall: August 5

D.Min. Program

Winter Intensive: December 5

Summer Intensive: July 5

 

Evaluation

When all required information is received by the Registrar, applicants are evaluated on the basis of their academic, professional record, and/or the extent and quality of their involvement in Christian service, their apparent gifts and promise for Christian ministry, and their references.

 

Notification of Admission

After reviewing the credentials submitted, the office of Admission will notify the applicant of its decision regarding admission by email. Matriculation for course work is contingent upon receipt of an official transcript showing completion of any prerequisite coursework/degree.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

English Proficiency | In addition to the general requirements stated above, all international students applying for admission must submit at the time of application a score of not less than 500 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The test must include the writing section (TWE), which is included in the September, October, March, and May administrations. The faculty provides no testing to meet admission requirements in English. To register for the TOEFL/TWE test, applicants may contact:

TOEFL/TWE SERVICES
P. O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA
(609) 882-6601

This requirement may be waived for applicants who have earned an academic degree from an accredited institution of higher learning in which the language of instruction is English. 

Obtaining a Student Visa | The Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) needed for obtaining a student visa for entry into the United States requires certification that the admitted student is qualified for admission into a degree program and has sufficient financial resources to provide for tuition and living expenses. This certification must be on the Form I-20 at the time the student appears at the Embassy for a visa.

To be eligible for entry into the United States for graduate study, the completed "Statement of Financial Resources" form with attached documentation (the form is sent upon inquiry from the Admissions Office) must be sent to the Admissions Office. This should be done as soon as possible after the applicant has been notified that his/her application for admission has been approved. The Admission Office will make financial certification on the I-20, based on funds in the student's account and on pledges of support by individuals, churches, foundations, and other sources.

 
 
STRF DISCLOSURE

California law requires that, upon enrollment, a fee be assessed in relation to the cost of tuition (Education Code Section 94343). These fees support the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) a special fund established by California Legislature to reimburse students who might otherwise experience a financial loss as a result of untimely school closure. Institutional participation is mandatory.

It is important that students keep a copy of any enrollment, agreement, contract, or application to document enrollment. Copies of tuition receipts of canceled checks to document the total amount of tuition paid should also be kept, as well as records that will show the percentage of the course that has been completed. Such records would substantiate a claim for reimbursement from the STRF, which must be filed within 60 days following school closure. For further information or instruction, contact:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA. 95798-0818
(916) 431-6959 www.bppe.ca.gov

 
 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

At Cal Grad every effort is made to maintain student school expenses at a moderate level. However, tuition, fees, and other expenses are subject to change without notice. Payment may be made in person during the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Tuition and fees are due during the registration period for each semester and winter/summer intensive sessions. 

 

 

Financial Aid | Cal Grad does not currently participate in federal and/or state financial aid programs, nor does Cal Grad offer or administer institutionally funded grants and loans to pay for the cost of an educational program. Loans obtained from outside sources are not under the purview of the Cal Grad's responsibility and/or authority. Financial Aid, for our students, is donated primarily by private individuals and local churches in the area. However, if a student obtains a loan from a private source, e.g., bank, credit union, loan company, the student has the personal responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus any interest that has accrued, less the amount of any refund. 


Cal Grad offers the scholarship for students in good academic standing (minimum 3.5 semester GPA), and/or missionaries on furlough, and/or missionary candidate, and/or their family.

Delayed Payment Plan | Students unable to make full payment at the time of registration may elect to pay under the Delayed Payment Plan. A $25.00 handling fee is assessed for this plan. This plan breaks the tuition into three payments: the first one-third payment is due at the time of registration together with the $25.00 handling fee; the second one-third payment is due by the end of the 4th Week of the semester; and the third and final payment must be made by the end of the 8th Week of the semester. Failure to make either the second or third payment on time will result in an additional $25.00 handling fee. All account balances must be cleared by the time of final examinations.

Refund Policy | The student has the right to cancel this agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later. Distance Education students shall have the right to cancel and receive a full refund before the first lesson and materials are received

To cancel enrollment/registration or withdraw completely from the California Graduate School of Theology, the student must deliver or send via certified mail a signed and dated Notice of Cancellation to:

California Graduate School of Theology
Office of the Registrar
11277 Garden Grove Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92843

If mailed, the effective date of cancellation/withdrawal will be the date sent/postmark date.

 

SUMMARY OF SCHOOL'S REFUND POLICY

Application Fee: Non-Refundable

STRF: Non-Refundable

Instructional Materials | All instructional materials must be returned within fifteen (15) days from the first day of class for a full refund. After 15 days, the student will receive a refund only for the materials that have not yet been taught in class.

Tuition | The student has a right to a full refund of all charges less the amount of non-refundable fees for the application, registration, and student association fees if he/she cancels this agreement on the first day of instruction or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later. Distance Education students shall have the right to cancel and receive a full refund before the first lesson and materials are received. If the school sent the first lesson and materials before an effective cancellation notice was received, the school shall make a refund within 45 days after the student's return of the materials. If the student requests in writing and has fully paid, the school will transmit all lessons and materials to the student and provide other educational services it agreed to provide.  

In addition, the student may withdraw from a course after instruction has started and receive a pro rated refund for the unused portion of the tuition and other refundable charges if the student has completed 33% or less of the instruction. For example, if the student completes only 10 hours of a 30 hour course and paid $300.00 tuition, the student would receive a refund of $200.00. 

California Graduate School of Theology cancels a course or degree program, the School will make a full refund of all charges. Refunds will be issued within 45 days of cancellation.

 

IMPORTANT

After the 5th week or 33% of instruction of a course, a refund of charges paid will NOT be available. Distance Education students: The school shall not be obligated to pay any refund after all of the lessons and materials are transmitted to the student.

OUR MISSION

Haven University exists to bring glory to God through excellence in theological and in business leadership education. An education centered on Christ, faithful to the Scriptures, and rooted in the historical-theological tradition, with the aim of equipping Christian leaders advancing the kingdom of God throughout the world.

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Dr. Kang Won Lee, President

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Dr. Joseph LoMusio, D.Min. Director

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Dr. Brian K. Trott, M.A./M.Div. Director 

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