TRADITIONAL

Pillar College offers students a traditional four-year degree program for those who have recently graduated high school and those who want a more structured college experience. Our traditional program Educates, Inspires and Equips students for excellent scholarship and leadership.

The unique Benefits and Features of our Traditional program

Educate

Our traditional program offers students the best way to interact with teachers and peers in a way other programs don’t.
With face to face interaction you develop lifelong contacts, memories and experiences that help to shape and change your life.
It is these interactions that help prepare you for life after graduation.

Inspire

Homecoming celebration, Intramural sports,  Global Learning Experiences and Coffee House Friday’s  (just to name a few)
are memorable events that take place in our traditional program.

While these things are not all academic, they raise morale, camaraderie and instill a sense of community and school pride.

Equip

We view student development and spiritual formation as an essential part of our mission. Pillar College encourages students to live their faith to the glory of God. Internships, student clubs, and global learning programs add to the opportunities for spiritual enrichment, service and growth.

Pillar College offers students a traditional four-year degree program for those who have recently graduated high school and those who want a more structured college experience. Our traditional program Educates, Inspires and Equips students for excellent scholarship and leadership.

The unique Benefits and Features of our Traditional program

Educate

Our traditional program offers students the best way to interact with teachers and peers in a way other programs don’t.
With face to face interaction you develop lifelong contacts, memories and experiences that help to shape and change your life.
It is these interactions that help prepare you for life after graduation.

Inspire

Homecoming celebration, Intramural sports,  Global Learning Experiences and Coffee House Friday’s  (just to name a few)
are memorable events that take place in our traditional program.

While these things are not all academic, they raise morale, camaraderie and instill a sense of community and school pride.

Equip

We view student development and spiritual formation as an essential part of our mission. Pillar College encourages students to live their faith to the glory of God. Internships, student clubs, and global learning programs add to the opportunities for spiritual enrichment, service and growth.

The following requirements must be met prior to conferral of degree:

  • 120 Semester Credits for Bachelor Degree / 60 Semester Credits for Associate Degree
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0
  • Completion of all program degree requirements
  • Graduation candidate must submit a completed Graduation Application to the Registrar’s Office no later than 30 days prior to Commencement or conferral of degree.
  • To participate in Commencement ceremony, student must be scheduled to complete all required coursework prior to graduation. The candidate may request approval to participate if registered for no more than 6 credit hours in the following semester to complete degree requirements. For work done outside of Pillar College, all necessary paperwork (i.e. CLEP exam scores, Credit by Demonstrated Competency, Transfer Credits) must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office no later than one month (30 days) prior to Commencement.
  • Undergraduate assessment examinations as offered
  • All financial obligations must be met.

Academic Honors

Dean’s List

At the end of each semester, the Dean’s List honor is awarded to students who have passed a minimum of 12 semester hours with a GPA of 3.50 or higher.

President’s List

At the end of each semester, the President’s List honor is awarded to students who earned a 4.0 GPA while enrolled in 12 semester hours or more for that term.

Graduation Honors

Students in the Bachelor of Arts degree program are eligible for graduation honors if they have completed at least 60 credits at Pillar College by the time honors are determined. Associate degree graduates will be eligible based upon completion of 30 credits at Pillar College.

  • Graduation honors based on cumulative GPA :
  • Honors Cum Laude (3.50 to 3.74)
  • High Honors Magna Cum Laude (3.75 to 3.94)
  • Highest Honors Summa Cum Laude (3.95+)

The honor of valedictorian is awarded to the candidate for graduation having earned the highest cumulative GPA in the BA degree program among his/her graduating class.

Core Curriculum Requirements Pillar College requires all students in the traditional degree program to complete a common core curriculum consistent with Pillar College’s Philosophy of Education.

Below is an outline of the recommended degree requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in the Traditional Program:

Biblical Studies Core Requirements 21 credits

BIBL 101 Old Testament Survey 3
BIBL 102 New Testament Survey 3
BSCM 101 Spiritual Formation 3
CHHS 200+ Church History 3
THEO 201 Introduction to Christian Doctrine 3
BIBL 201 Principles of Biblical Interpretation 3
BIBL 230 Life and Teachings of Christ 3

General Education Core Requirements 57 credits

BSCM 250 Introduction to Innovation and Creativity 3
COMM 121 College Foundations 3
COMM 101 Media, Technology & Society 3
COMM 150 Principles of Public Speaking 3
ENGL 101/2 English Composition I and II 6
ENGL 200+ World Literature I or II 3
HIST 200 Western Civilization I and American Government 6
MATH 101 Contemporary Math 3
PHIL 101 Survey of Worldviews 3
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
ECON-101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
SCI Elective Natural Science Elective 3

ELECTIVE General Education Electives 15
Core Major Requirements 33 credits
Free Elective Requirements 9 credits

Financial Policies and Procedures

Pillar College is committed to providing an excellent cost-effective education for its students. Tuition and fee rates, payable each semester, are set annually according to economic conditions within the college and industry standards.

$19,800

Annual Full Time Student Tuition (Domestic)

$22,500

 Annual Full Time Student Tuition (International)

$9,900
$11,250

Block Rate (12-17 credits per semester)
*Block rate is not available to LEAD, Online and Independent-study courses; International student tuition up to 15 credits maximum

$825

Per credit rate (11 or less; 18 or more credits per semester); all Online and Independent Study Courses are charged at per credit rate

$150

Audit rate per credit

$500
$250
$275

Dual Enrollment (DEED) program per course (not per credit), taken at Pillar College
Dual Enrollment (DEED) program per course (not per credit), taken at local high school
Developmental Courses (ESL and courses below 100 level) per credit

Note: For International Students Tuition Rates please see the International Student Admissions page.

Note: For the LEAD program, tuition is determined at the cohort start date and remains the same for the duration of that program. Courses taken outside of the LEAD program are charged at then current tuition rates.  Enrollment in a LEAD term financially obligates the student for the entire four class semester. General Semester Fees.  All Fees are non-refundable.

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