Applicants for admission to Canon University (CU) are considered without regard to sex, age, and color, national or ethnic origin. CU will accept any and all individuals who desire to increase their knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Each prospective student will be assessed according to academic background and experience. An individualized program of study will be set up to meet those needs.
An application must be made on the official form furnished by the admissions office. A copy is available in this catalog. Once the admissions office receives an application, the appropriate fees, and related transcripts; the CU Administration will evaluate his/her academic needs. The student must be prepared to document all claims to credit. The Admission Office will then notify the student, regarding acceptance and a personalized degree plan.
All students must have a High School Diploma upon registration or qualify as a Ability to benefit students.
Ability to Benefit Students
Students who have not earned a High School Diploma or who do not meet the normal admission criteria can be considered for admission as a mature student provide the following conditions are met:
1. The applicant must be at least 21 years of age and have been away
from formal education for at least two years.
2. The applicant may receive a conditional acceptance and be placed on
probation for three courses.
STUDENT EVALUATION GUIDELINES
Transcripts are required for the student’s “Standard Student File” with CU; however, a listing of credits earned at various schools may be used for evaluation purposes. If at the time of graduation the student has not provided transcripts to support post high school credits earned, he/she will NOT be permitted to graduate, and additional classes may be required to meet the degree curriculum requirements. This may result in additional fees to the student for such courses above and beyond the ‘Curriculum & Financial Agreement”. The student MUST be advised of this fact when he/she is awarded Post High School credits.
NOTE: When reviewing and applicant’s transcripts from a school, please inure that ALL CREDITS TRANSFERRED ARE A “C” GRADE OR BETTER. The minimum requirement for a transferred grade is a 2.0 GPA.
Once all areas have been reviewed and evaluated, please place the applicant’s awarded credits per the three categories: LIFE, CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE, POST HIGH SCHOOL in the designated section of the form:
Bachelor Degree Maximum Awarded Credits:
LIFE CREDITS = 30
MINISTRY CREDITS = 30
POST HIGH SCHOOL = NO LIMIT
Master Degree Maximum Awarded Credits:
LIFE CREDITS = Not Applicable
MINISTRY CREDITS = 6
POST HIGH SCHOOL = NO LIMIT above earned Bachelor Degree
Doctorate Degree Maximum Awarded Credits:
LIFE CREDITS = Not Applicable
MINISTRY CREDITS = Not Applicable
POST HIGH SCHOOL = Not Applicable
If an applicant exceeds 120 credit hours through any combination listed above, he/she is considered a candidate for consideration to be awarded a “BACHELOR OF RELIGIOUS ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES” degree. If you would like to recommend an applicant for an awarded degree, please complete a copy of the “Recommendation For Awarded Degree From”, and submit your request to Dr. Lebert Malahoo, President. Please DO NOT confirm or concur an awarded degree to a student WITHOUT the expressed or written authorization of Dr. Lebert Malahoo.
One official academic transcript from each secondary and post-secondary institution that you have attended must be submitted with your application to any academic program. Transcripts should also be forwarded for students requesting transfer credits.
a) Transcripts must show all courses, marks and the awarding of degrees.
b) Transcripts should be forwarded directly from the institution in a sealed envelope. Faxed transcripts are not accepted.
c) If the transcript is not in English, certified translation (signed and stamped/sealed must also be included.
d) All documents and transcripts submitted to the Canon University become the property of the college and will not be returned.
Supplementary Admission Requirements
Some programs may ask for supplementary information such as a student profile, resume, statement of interest, and references.
CU reserves the right at any time to place on probation, suspend or dismiss a student whose academic standing, financial obligations, progress, or conduct is not deemed as satisfactory by the administration.
Readmission (after dismissal)
Readmission is not to be expected after a dismissal. However, a student is free to reapply through the office of admissions for student status at any time. His/her readmission will be subject to the written approval of the president.
Program of Study
It is possible for a motivated student to complete one course each month. He/she would then be earning two (2) to four (4) semester hours each month, there are some courses that may be worth more than 2 semester hours. He/she would then be earning a minimum of twenty-four (24) semester hours each year.
CU recommends that a student complete at least one course every three months. At this pace, the student would earn a minimum of eight (8) semester hours each year. This is considered the minimum load. Below this accomplishment, the student would be subject to each change in future catalog as they occur. He would have no “Degree Plan” for policy changes.
There is no penalty for an accelerated program nor is there a penalty for taking a longer period of time to complete the course of study. A student may complete his degree as quickly as his life situation allows! It is suggested that a student order two courses at a time. Then, on the day he receives the grade, he can order the next two courses. As he completes the former courses, his new order will be processed. Following this procedure will make the course of study smooth, uninterrupted and very rewarding.
Once applicants have received official notice that they have been accepted as a student and their evaluation is complete, they may begin ordering courses. Courses will be ordered according to each one’s personalized degree plan. Campus.
Each course consists of lectured lessons on cassette tapes, a course outline with questions, and an exam. The student will listen to the taped class lecture and answer the questions and complete any paperwork included in the course. A serious student will find that many rewarding hours of studying and listening to the tapes will be required in order to answer all the questions correctly.
After the student has completed each audiocassette or video lecture series, he/she is required to write and submit a typed outline of each tape following the example given in the packet. Then a summary of the lecture series will be written from the outline. The paper is to be typed and is designed for the student to state the highlights of the lecture’s key points. The lecture series summary and the outline are to be completed for all degree levels of studies, i.e. Associate and Bachelor Degree.
Once all the requirements for an individual course have been completed, they are then to be sent to CU. A copy of the course grade will be returned to the student after the grade has been posted to the student’s permanent records and transcript. NOTE: A student should not begin studies in a new course unless all the requirements for the previous course have been completed and submitted.
The Associate Degree and Bachelor Degree program requires a book report on a book related to the subject matter of the course being studied, written as per the required format. Book reports, completed exams, outlines and course summary are to be submitted together. The outline and summary, the exam, and the book report may result in the grade for the course.
Repeating A Course
A student may request and obtain permission to retake an exam if the grade was below a “C”. If a student receives a failing grade for the course he must retake it to receive credit for graduation. Only the higher grade will be recorded on the student’s record.
Grades, Grade Points, and Grade Point Average
1. All work is graded by letters, which may be interpreted as follows, including
grade points for each semester hour.
Grade Numerical Grade Meaning Grade Points/Semester Hr.
A — 91 – 100 Excellent 4
B — 81 – 90 Good 3
C — 71 – 80 Average 2
D — 61 – 70 Poor 1
F — Below 61 Failure 0
S — Satisfactory
U — Unsatisfactory
N — Audit
S – This grade is given primarily for credit through “Prior Learning
Assessment and Alternative Studies. It reflects hours being earned
toward graduation but has no bearing on the Student’s Grade Point
U – This grade may be given. It indicates additional work
must be done to receive a passing grade.
N – This grade may be given to those who are taking the course for personal
growth and not for credit. This grade may be changed to a standard letter
grade if the appropriate additional fees are paid.
W – This indicates that the student has officially withdrawn from school. A
“W” is not calculated as part of the student’s Grade Point Average (GPA)
CU provides opportunity for students to select one of two financial plans to pay for their courses of studies. These payment plans were developed to meet the need of each and every student.
We at CU ask that you pray and seek the Lord as to how He would want you to pay for your education. As the Lord has called you, He will open the doors for you financially. Be faithful if God directs you to step out in faith and be a blessing to CU, by accepting Plan “A”.
PLAN “A” – 100% Payment of course, tuition and fees upon registration.
PLAN “B” – Personalized Payment Plan: A payment plan personalized
and developed between the CU and the
Tuition and Fees
Application Fee: $100.00 (Nonrefundable)
Tuition Fees per Credit Hour: $ 50.00
Material Fees (per Course): $ 25.00 (Some courses may require
additional fees) – (Nonrefundable)
Evaluation of Program
with Prior Learning Credits: $ 50.00 (Nonrefundable)
Prior Learning Credits: $ 15.00 per credit hour
(before credits added to transcript just prior
Practicum/Internships: Fees may vary as to the specific internship & degree plan
Graduation Fee: $ 125.00 (after completion of last course)
Fees are subject to change without notice.
1. If a student withdraws from College in writing within three days of the date his/her application for a course is received. CU will refund all tuition fees.
2. There will be no refunds on Nonrefundable fees.
Transcripts are sent only to the student or to another institution at the student’s written request. Official transcripts are sent only to another institution, not to the student. Transcripts will be provided for a fee of $5.00 each “Transfer of credits from this institutions is at the discretion of the receiving institution.”
There are four ways to earn credit at CU
1. Transfer Credit.
CU will evaluate and accepts in transfer all completed courses passed at any approved institution, with at least a “C” average. These courses will be evaluated and recorded on the official transcript. When possible they will be applied to courses required for a specific degree.
2. Prior Leaning Credit.
a. CU awards credit for Prior learning credits that are properly documented and evaluated by the administration.
b. CU integrates life experience and practical knowledge into a student’s current educational program. Up to 25% of required hours can be applied to the Bachelor’s Degree.
3. Course Offerings.
Distance learning: provides the opportunity to take courses in the privacy of one’s home and to operate at one’s own pace.