Traditional Program

Students wishing to pursue their Advanced Certificate of Ministry Leadership (ACML Traditional) through the Traditional Program must meet the following requirements and complete the application process for admission to Highlands College.

Traditional students may choose between two program options:

Certificate Program

The Certificate Program consists of a core curriculum of essential skills, biblical studies, and ministry practices. Upon graduation, students will earn an Advanced Certificate of Ministry and Leadership (ACML) from Highlands College.

Degree Option

During Highlands College, our students are given the opportunity to pursue an associates degree in Christian Ministry through Southeastern University (SEU). SEU is an accredited Christian university out of Lakeland, Florida. Our academic partnership with SEU allows students to take degree classes on-site while attending Highlands College. Students participating in this option will earn an Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry through SEU, as well as an Advanced Certificate of Ministry and Leadership (ACML) from Highlands College. Students bringing in transfer credits may also participate in the bachelor’s completion option to earn a Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministry.

Application Process

1 Select Program
2 Apply Online
3 Submit
Academic Transcripts
4 Submit ACT
or SAT Test Score

Application Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Traditional Program Requirements

In some cases, an applicant may be asked to provide additional evidence that they meet these requirements. From time to time, the Admissions Committee may apply additional conditions in relation to the above entry requirements. This will be done in the best interest of the applicant, based on our experience of the demands of ministry training, to ensure they are equipped to succeed.

Priority Dates

Fall Traditional

October 1
June 1
July 1

Spring Traditional

October 1
October 15
November 1
December 1

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Tuition and Fees

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