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 info@valorcollege.com.

Is Valor an accredited college?
Valor Christian College is accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), 5850 T. G. Lee Blvd., Ste. 130, Orlando, FL 32822, Tel. (407) 207-0808. Our degrees are authorized by the State of Ohio Department of Higher Education.

What degrees are offered online?
Advanced Leadership, Christian Ministries, Church Planting, Evangelism, Organizational Leadership, Pastoral Leadership, and Youth Ministries.

Do Valor credits transfer to other schools?
Credits from Valor will transfer to more than one hundred 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.

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.

What classes can I transfer in from another college?
Credits taken at ABHE and regionally accredited colleges or universities will be considered for transfer 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.

Will I be able to complete my entire Associates of Applied Science degree online through Valor Christian College?

When do online classes begin? What classes are offered?
For the calendar click here.

Will my degree be a real certified degree?
Valor Christian College degrees are certified by The State of Ohio Department of Higher Education. Valor received approval from the Veterans’ Administration to provide training for veterans of the United States Armed Forces, in addition to receiving I-20 status with the United States Department of Immigration and Naturalization Services. In addition Valor Christian College is accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education, 5850 T. G. Lee Blvd., Ste. 130, Orlando, FL 32822, Tel. (407) 207-0808.

Will my degree be the same as a student would earn in your traditional on campus program?
Yes, the degree you will earn in Valor Christian College’s Online Degree Program is equivalent to the degree a student would earn in the traditional classroom program.

How long will the program take?
Traditionally the Associate Degree takes two years. This time period will fluctuate based on the time commitment of the student and the availability of necessary courses.

Is there an advisor for the online program?
Yes, each student will be assigned an advisor that will work closely with you. They will be available to assist you when you encounter a problem or need help with your degree program.

How do I contact my professor?
When you enroll for a class, you are immediately assigned to a professor that will be teaching the course. He/She will communicate with you and provide information as to how they can be contacted to assist you with your studies.

How do I register for an online course?
Once you have completed the application, a member of our enrollment team will contact you and assist you in the registration process.

How much time will I have to commit to a course?
Each class is structured in an eight week format. The standard full time enrollment pattern is two classes during each eight week session. There are two eight week sessions per semester. The student should commit a minimum of 1 hour per credit per week for homework, reading textbooks, studying for tests and other tasks such as research and writing papers, in addition to the time required for online interaction so the typical 3 credit course requires a minimum of 3 hours a week.

What kind of assignments do the classes require?
Assignments may vary from professor to professor and from class to class. Typically, assignments include threaded discussion, chat rooms, weekly quizzes, reflective papers, reading assignments, and exams.

Will I be considered to be a full-time student?
Federal guidelines define the minimum enrollment for full-time undergraduate status as 12 credits within a regular semester. Valor’s online program is designed to allow the student to enroll in and to complete the 12 or more credits required during a semester for full time status. Each online semester (fall and spring) consists of two sessions identified as session one and session two. The standard enrollment pattern for full time status online is two three-credit courses in each session.

How much will the program cost me?
Tuition is $220 per credit hour. A three hour course cost $660. For more information, click here.

How can I enroll?
All degree seeking students must complete an application. The application can be found online at www.valorcollegeonline.com, or by calling 1-800-940-9422 and requesting an application. Complete the online or mail the completed application to Valor Christian College, PO Box 800, Columbus, OH. 43216 along with the required application fee, personal biography (testimony), high school transcript, college transcript (if applicable) and pastoral references. A member of our enrollment team will contact you upon receipt of your application. If you have any further questions call the 800 number above and ask to speak with an online representative.

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 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 VCC 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.

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 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 Valor’s Financial Aid Office for more information. Institutional work-study is available for qualifying students. Also, the Finance Office offers installment payment plans. For more information contact us via email at financialaid@valorcollege.edu or dial 614.837.4088 to reach us by phone.

For further financial aid resources and information, please view the Financial Aid section.

Can I get credit for military training?
As many as 12 units of credit may be transferred from course work taken in the military, if such courses are appropriate to the curriculum of Valor Christian College. Transfer recommendations will be followed as contained in the manual published by the American Council on Education.

What are the minimum system requirements for the online program?
Online courses are delivered using a Learning Management System (LMS). This system is primarily text based, keeping system requirements to a minimum. The learner must have a computer, active e-mail account and access to the internet (high speed strongly recommended).