Undergraduate

Applying to college can seem daunting. There’s so much to keep track of – applications, references, transcripts and more. The Admissions Staff at LPC is ready to make sure that your Admissions process goes as smooth as possible. Our goal is to make this decision the easiest one you’ve ever made. Here, you will find resources to help you get started and enroll as an LPC student.


Traditional On-Campus Programs

The application procedure is designed to determine a student’s readiness for Life Pacific College. This is our first effort to ensure that everyone who enters LPC has the ability to complete our academic program.

For more information on undergraduate programs click here.

Application Requirements

Here are the application requirements for the undergraduate programs:

  • Proof of high school graduation (or equivalent) with 2.5 GPA or higher*
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended with 2.5 GPA or higher*
  • ACT minimum composite score of 14 or SAT minimum math and reading combined score of 700
  • Evidence of an established Christian character and ministry involvement
For more information on our Acceptance and Academic Criteria click here.
*Applicants with a GPA between a 2.25 and 2.5 may be accepted on academic probation, and those below a 2.25 may write a GPA Appeal for acceptance. 

How to Apply

  1. Submit your application. This can be completed online or by paper copy. To apply online, click here.
  2. Submit your $35 application fee and supporting application documents including your photo, personal essay, pastor’s reference, statement of faith, high school and college transcripts, and ACT or SAT scores.
  3. You will be notified within 2 weeks of receipt of all application materials regarding your admission to the college.
  4. Submit all post-acceptance materials: health form, dorm application and deposit (if applicable), and tuition deposit.
  5. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Online filing is recommended.
    • Go to fafsa.ed.gov
    • Follow the instructions to apply for your PIN
    • Be sure to enter Life Pacific College’s Title IV code – 016029.

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Application Deadlines

Fall Semester
Early Action Deadline – December 15th
Priority Application Deadline –  March 2nd
Regular Application Deadline – May 1st
Tuition and Dorm Deposit Deadline – June 1st 

*Priority Registration is available for those who submit application and deposits no later than May 20th. 

Spring Semester
Application Deadline-October 1st 
Tuition and Dorm Deposit Deadline-November 1st

Items that are due post-acceptance must be submitted by June 1st for the Fall Semester and November 1st for the Spring Semester. While some applications may be accepted after deadlines, it is strongly encouraged for all applicants to apply prior to the due dates listed in order to avoid late fees.

Tuition & Fees

College tuition and related costs should be considered well in advance of registration. All educational expenses will be the responsibility of the student. A schedule of costs is available prior to each new school year. These will be distributed to students and parents so that proper preparation may be made for the upcoming year.

Tuition

Cost & Aid for 2014-2015
Undergraduate Tuition (Per Unit) $515
Block Tuition 12-18 units (Per Semester) $6,180
Room & Board (Semester) $3,518
Student Services Fee $250
Estimated Total (Per Semester) $9,948

Tuition by installment may be made in four equal payments throughout the semester. The first payment is due on the first day of the semester.

A $100 tuition deposit is required prior to registration.

Scholarships and Financial Aid available, for more information visit our Financial Aid section.

Residence Hall Cost

Current room and board is $3,518 per semester (All prices are subject to change without notice). The Residence Hall security deposit of $200 is due with the Resident Hall application on November 1 for the spring semester or June 1 for the fall semester. This deposit is refundable in full for the student who has chosen not to or is unable to live in the residence hall and if written notification is given to the admissions office by August 1st for the fall and December 1st for the spring semester. Once a student has moved into the residence hall, the security deposit is only refunded if established check-out procedures have been followed. Any room damages and fines attributed to the student will be deducted from this deposit.

Unpaid Accounts

A student may not register for further sessions, receive any diploma, grades, transcript, letters of recommendation or participate in graduation ceremonies until all financial obligations have been satisfied in accordance with the financial policies. In extreme cases, unpaid accounts may be submitted to an outside collection agency.

Fees

Fees are subject to change and are refundable only through the first full week of classes.

  • Applied Music fee $225.00
  • Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) fee (per unit) $75.00
  • Directed Study fee (per unit in addition to regular tuition; only by approval from Academic Committee) $100.00
  • Graduation fee (walking) $175.00
  • Graduation fee (absentia) $75.00
  • Lab fee (varies by class) $20.00-$70.00
  • Orientation fee (for incoming students only) $100.00
  • Parking fee $30.00
  • Payment Plan fee (when paying in installments) $50.00
  • Student Services fee (required for students taking 8 or more units or living on campus) $250.00
  • Transcript fee $5.00

Transfer Students

Each year, students from many different community colleges and universities transfer to Life Pacific College to complete their degrees. If you want to strengthen your faith, secure your future, and strategically impact the world then LPC is the place for you.

Application Requirements

The application requirements for transfer student are:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended with 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Evidence of an established Christian character and ministry involvement

If you have less than 16 transferrable units:

  • ACT minimum composite score of 14 or SAT minimum math and writing combined score of 700

If you have less than 48 transferrable units

  • Proof of high school graduation (or equivalent) with 2.5 GPA or higher

For more information on our Acceptance and Academic Criteria click here.

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FAQ’s

How many units do I need to transfer?
Whether you’ve completed 3 or 30 units, you can transfer to LPC at any time!

Can I get a preliminary transcript evaluation of my transfer credit so I can get an idea of what will transfer?
You can! For a preliminary, unofficial evaluation of credit, please email copies of your unofficial transcripts as well as your selected major directly to our Admissions Counselors at admissions@lifepacific.edu. If you would like an official evaluation of your units please complete the Transcript Evaluation Request Form and submit it back to us with all official college transcripts. There is a $35 fee for this, but if you choose to apply the application fee will be waived.

What is the application process?
Submit an application, $35 application fee, 2-3 page essay, signed statement of faith and code of conduct, pastor’s reference form, proof of high school graduation, college transcripts, and SAT/ACT scores. (SAT/ACT scores are only required if you have completed less than 16 transferrable college units. Proof of high school graduation is only required if you have completed less than 48 transferrable college units.)

Do you have a minimum GPA requirement?
Yes – 2.25.

Is the ACT or SAT required?
ACT or SAT scores are required if you have not completed 16 or more transferrable college units. If you have completed more than 16 transferrable college units, you do not need to take the ACT or SAT.

How many of my units will transfer?
Each transcript will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Check out our Transfer Guide to see which types of courses transfer well!

Do you have on-campus housing?
Yes! All students under 21 are required to live on campus unless they choose to live at home.


International Students

The college is authorized to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. In keeping with guidelines set by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Student and Exchange Visitor Program, the college requires international students to complete the same admissions process as any other student. A pre-application, including documentation of English proficiency and financial ability to pay, must be completed prior to the full application being made available to an international student. For any applicant whose secondary preparation has been in a country where English is not the principal language, a TOEFL score (Test of English as a Foreign Language) must be submitted as documentation of English proficiency. The college code for this test is 4264. The minimum score accepted for the B.A. degree is 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based). In those countries where English is the primary language, the applicant must submit a SAT or ACT score instead of the TOEFL as documentation of English proficiency.

International applicants who are in the United States on an R–1 visa are required to submit documentation from the organization in which the applicant is serving. This documentation indicates the organization is aware that the applicant will be attending college while in the U.S. Those applicants who have been granted refugee status should submit proper documentation to Life Pacific College. Upon receipt of the pre-application and documentation of English proficiency, an application will be sent. When submitting this application the international student must also submit:

  • Secondary school records verifying an education equivalent to that of a U.S. high school education. If the original documents are not in English, an official English translation must be furnished.
  • A notarized official English translation of records from any college or university previously attended if the original transcript(s) are not in English.
  • The Confidential Financial Statement certifying his/her personal funds, and
  • The Financial Certification Forms – one for each financial sponsor (if applicable).

According to U.S. law, international students may not accept off-campus employment or receive payment for services rendered. Therefore, international students must come prepared to pay full tuition, fees, and living costs. The first semester’s tuition and dorm fees must be paid in advance before a SEVIS I–20 form will be issued.

If you have attended a foreign college or university, your transcripts will need to be evaluated to determine how the courses you have taken compare to the courses offered at Life Pacific College. Any additional cost incurred by this process is the responsibility of the applicant. Although you can choose which company you would like to evaluate your transcripts, below are several companies that we recommend:

International students should allow a minimum of four months for the completion of files and subsequent review by the Admissions Committee. When the entire file is complete, it will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Upon approval for acceptance into the college, and upon receipt of the first semester’s tuition and dorm fees, a letter of acceptance and the SEVIS I–20 form will be sent to the applicant. The applicant must then present these documents to the U.S. Embassy / Consulate to apply for the F–1 visa. International students must arrive at the college on the move-in date for the semester they have been accepted to attend the college. To remain in approved status, international students must carry a minimum of 12 units each semester and a satisfactory GPA.

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Re-Entrants

Students who have been away from LPC for one semester or more must fill out a re-entrant application in order to be readmitted to the college. Students who reenter after five years must complete a full application by the deadlines listed below and are required to attend orientation.

A student with an outstanding account balance will not be allowed to re-enter until all fees are paid. The application must be completed by August 1st for the fall semester or by December 1st for the spring semester. A $100.00 late fee will be required if the application process is not completed by the respective deadlines. Clearance will be required from the Office of the Registrar based upon the student’s history with the school. Once approved for re-entry, the student will be contacted by the Registrar’s Office regarding registration.

If a student withdraws from college and later returns, he/she must meet the requirements in effect under the latest college catalog.

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If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar’s Office by email at registrar@lifepacific.edu or by phone at (909) 706 -3026.


Academic Policy

Acceptance Criteria

Evaluation of the application focuses on the following areas in particular:

  1. Spiritual—Applicants are asked to give evidence of an established Christian character and commitment to the ways of the Lord. The application and pastor’s reference form are used to assess the prospective student’s life-testimony. It is not our purpose to be legalistic, but because of the demands placed on a student training for public ministry, an established pattern of upright living is essential. The college is doctrinally Pentecostal. We desire that students shall have received (or be seeking) the baptism with the Holy Spirit. Applicants from other denominations are welcome, but should understand that LIFE teaches from a Pentecostal perspective.
  2. Academic—Applicants should have sufficient educational background to enable them to perform at the college level. An official high school transcript documenting graduation, a posted Associate of Arts Degree, or proof of high school equivalence is required for admission into the B.A. or A.A. program. All applicants must submit official transcripts from all colleges attended, even if the applicant believes the courses taken to be non-transferable. If applying to the B.Th. program, an accredited college transcript with a posted B.A. or B.S. in a major other than Bible, Theology, or Religion is required.

Course Work

Students will follow a prescribed curriculum of core courses at the lower division level during their freshman and sophomore years. Students who have completed coursework at other accredited institutions may be able to transfer courses into LPC. Transcripts from other institutions will be evaluated to determine their relationship to requirements at LPC.

English Proficiency Requirements

Documentation for the college’s assessment of your English proficiency requires one of the following:

  1. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) official scores (LPC’s College Code: 4264).
  2. American College Testing (ACT) official scores (LPC’s College Code: 0489).
  3. An accredited college transcript showing a minimum of 16 transferable units (with a C or above in each course).

Note: International students (F–1 visa) need to follow specific instructions in the official college catalog in addition to the above for completion of their application file. See the “International Students” admissions page for more information.

Orientation

Orientation is scheduled prior to the opening of each semester. Orientation is mandatory and all new students (including transfer students) are required to attend. This requirement also includes reentering students who have been away from LPC for five or more years or for those changing from a non-traditional program to the traditional on-campus program. The purpose of these sessions is to acquaint the student with major aspects of the college program, policies, and procedures.

Registration

Registration is completed online prior to orientation and the start of the semester. The student is contacted by the Registrar’s Office approximately 1–2 months prior to the start of the semester to complete entrance testing and registration. Each student will be provided with an advisor who will assist in the online registration process.

Statement of Nondiscrimination

In compliance with federal and state regulations, Life Pacific College admits students of any race, gender, color, national and ethnic origin, disability, status as a veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities offered to students at the college.

Statement on Diversity

The college believes that the whole counsel of God includes an emphasis that new birth in Christ supersedes any racial, gender, or socioeconomic lines (Gal. 3:27–29). In accordance with federal law, the college subscribes to and encourages the equal right of all people to pursue excellence in their lives without racial and ethnic prejudice or inhibition.

Additionally, believing that diversity will help build leaders of character who are able to serve in an increasingly multicultural society, the college seeks to promote a campus environment that invites, encourages, and supports multiculturalism.

As a result, the college expects all students, staff, and faculty to remove from their behavior and speech, as well as from their thinking, all indications of racial and ethnic bias. Racism in any form will not be tolerated in community life on this campus, and will be met with disciplinary measures.

Transfer of Credit Policies

Official transcripts from any institution previously attended must be submitted directly to LPC. Transcripts will not be accepted unless they are received officially sealed (unopened) from the issuing school.

Credit is evaluated on a course-for-course basis if the course descriptions are similar to LPC’s courses or as elective units. Only course work with a C- or better grade is transferable. The grade points are transferred and a student’s GPA is computed on both previous coursework transferred and work completed at LPC.

The number of transferable credits is restricted by the graduation policy which requires a minimum of 32 units of coursework taken from LPC. An evaluation and letter will be sent to the student showing those courses that have been accepted for transfer.

A transfer of credit is sometimes possible for those who have transcripts from recognized but non-accredited institutions. Based on established criteria, a provisional evaluation is made and given to the student. The actual transfer of credit is postponed until the student has completed a minimum of 24 units with an accredited institution and maintained a GPA of 2.00 or above. These units will be removed from contingency should the student withdraw from college or if the student has still not met the requirements within three years of the evaluation. At that time the student must request a new evaluation if credit is still desired. If he or she later desires to re-enroll, a new evaluation must be completed.

Students having earned an accredited undergraduate degree (B.A. or B.S. in a major other than Bible, Theology or Religion) should inquire concerning entrance into the two year Second Bachelor’s program.

Statement of Nondiscrimination

In compliance with federal and state regulations, Life Pacific College admits students of any race, gender, color, national and ethnic origin, disability, status as a veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities offered to students at the college.

Statement on Diversity

The college believes that the whole counsel of God includes an emphasis that new birth in Christ supersedes any racial, gender, or socioeconomic lines (Gal. 3:27–29). In accordance with federal law, the college subscribes to and encourages the equal right of all people to pursue excellence in their lives without racial and ethnic prejudice or inhibition.

Additionally, believing that diversity will help build leaders of character who are able to serve in an increasingly multicultural society, the college seeks to promote a campus environment that invites, encourages, and supports multiculturalism.

As a result, the college expects all students, staff, and faculty to remove from their behavior and speech, as well as from their thinking, all indications of racial and ethnic bias. Racism in any form will not be tolerated in community life on this campus, and will be met with disciplinary measures.