Admissions F.A.Q.

  1. How much does it cost to attend Laurel U?
  2. Does Laurel offer federal financial aid?
  3. How do I apply for admission?
  4. What else do I need to do?
  5. How do I get official transcripts sent to Laurel U?
  6. Does Laurel U accept transfer credit?
  7. How long has Laurel U been around?
  8. How is Laurel U accredited?
  9. What degrees can I get at Laurel U?
  10. Can international students study at Laurel U?
  11. How can I take a tour?
  12. What can I expect for housing at the Laurel U-High Point campus?
  13. Do you have a meal program?
  14. What co-curricular activities are available at the school?
  15. Besides classes, what other requirements do I have to fulfill?
  16. Will I get less quality education if I take online courses or an entire online program?
  17. How fast can I complete my degree?
  18. What are the forms I may need?

1. How much does it cost to attend Laurel U?

Depending on your program, tuition is between $290 and $340 per credit hour (see our Tuition and Fees page). After you complete your FAFSA and our VFAO interview, you’ll receive an estimate of anticipated college expenses.


2. Does Laurel offer federal financial aid?

Yes, we do. You must complete two steps. First go to the FAFSA site (https://fafsa.ed.gov) to complete your FAFSA form. Second follow the instructions on the Virtual Financial Aid Office (VFAO) site to answer a few questions to receive an estimate of anticipated college expenses.


3. How do I apply for admission?

Complete our free online Application Form (no application fee needed) OR print off our Application Form to complete and mail in with a non-refundable $25 fee.


4. What else do I need to do?

Once we have your application, we need your official transcripts so we can evaluate them against our admissions standard. At that point, we can move to an admissions decision and notify you. Read more about our easy, five-step admissions process!


5. How do I get official transcripts sent to Laurel U?

Use our Transcript Request Form, fill it out, sign and send it to any schools you’ve attended (from high school on). The schools who receive this form will send us your official transcripts, which we keep on file.


6. Does Laurel U accept transfer credit?

Yes, we do. Make sure we receive official transcripts from other institutions (high school, tech schools, colleges or universities). We take into consideration military and professional training, plus lifelong learning.


7. How long has Laurel U been around?

Laurel University started in 1903 as People’s Bible College in Greensboro, NC. As John Wesley College, the school moved to our current High Point, NC location in 1980. Read more About Us.


8. How is Laurel U accredited?

We are nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and licensed by the University of the North Carolina Office of General Administration.


9. What kind of degrees can I get at Laurel U?

We offer degree programs ranging from the associate to the doctoral level, within the areas of ministry, education and management. We offer these programs in a variety of ways: traditional (face-to-face classes), adult degree-completion (one night a week) or online. Check out our Academics F.A.Q. page.


10. Can international students study at Laurel U?

Yes. To be able to study in the United States, you must follow government requirements for permission to study here.


11. How can I take a tour?

Please fill out our Campus Visit Request and tell us your interests, plus your preferred time.


12. What can I expect for student housing at the Laurel U campus?

When you come to visit, we’ll show you student housing on our beautiful Laurel U campus. Student housing is designated for single undergraduate students only under the age of 27 and space is limited. You can check us out on our Campus Housing page. If you wish to live on campus, fill out our Housing Application, indicating your preferences, and send in your $100 housing deposit.


13. Do you have a meal program?

We currently do not, although we are considering what alternatives we can offer you. We do have vending machines. All students in campus housing have full kitchen facilities.


14. What co-curricular activities are available at the school?

Starting in Fall 2014, we will have soccer and lacrosse teams, a choir and praise band, and a Women’s Leadership Institute. Our students have regular activities planned by Student Services. Our student lounge allows for ping pong, TV watching, hanging out and video games. In the area are many opportunities for activities such as biking, horseshoes, hiking, running, golf, volleyball, basketball, kayaking, exercising at the gym.


15. Besides classes, what other requirements do I have to fulfill?

Every semester, every Laurel U student attends chapel once a week and completes 15 hours of community/Christian service.


16. Will I get less quality education if I take online courses or an entire online program?

Accreditation requirements make sure that online courses or programs allow for as much, if not more, learning that what happens in the classroom. This Introduction to Intro to DE document may answer more questions.


17. How fast can I complete my degree?

That depends on how much credit you transfer in and how many courses you successfully complete each semester.  Work well with your academic advisor to create your graduation plan!


18. What are the forms I may need?

Here are the forms you’re going to need. Some are filled out online; others need your signature so can be downloaded to print off: