What is Redeemer College?
Redeemer College is a ministry of Church of the Redeemer that, in collaboration with Southeastern University (SEU), provides a unique academic opportunity. While completing your online degree through SEU, our ministry tracks provide students with opportunities to apply the knowledge gained from their academic experience and grow in their God-given gifts. Sponsored by the church, students will receive practical training from experienced ministry leaders.
How does Redeemer College differ from Southeastern University?
Redeemer College specializes in ministry training. No one knows how to prepare students for ministry better than the local church, and Church of the Redeemer is excited to be engaged in this new aspect of ministry training. To pursue an accredited degree, students must also enroll in a degree-granting institution. Accordingly, Church of the Redeemer has partnered with Southeastern University to offer a variety of associate level degrees.
If I am pursuing a degree from Southeastern University in this program, am I also enrolled in Redeemer College?
Yes, all degree-seeking students are to enroll in both Redeemer College and SEU. There is no fee for parallel enrollment with these institutions.
When was Southeastern University founded and what is its history?
Southeastern University (SEU), based in Lakeland, FL, has been training servant leaders since its founding in 1935. Also since its founding, Southeastern has been affiliated with the Assemblies of God, but students are welcome from many different denominational backgrounds. In fact, the majority of SEU students are from backgrounds other than the Assemblies of God. The community at SEU shares a strong commitment to Christ and making Him known, and SEU celebrates theological similarities while also appreciating differences and learning from each other.
Is Southeastern University accredited?
Yes, Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Southeastern University.
What degrees are available?
To learn more about degree options, please visit the Southeastern University at Church of the Redeemer partner page here.
Are Scholarships available?
Yes! The Redeemer College Scholarship Fund has been established, in part due to generous gifts, and scholarships have been awarded. If interested, click here
*These are awarded on a first come, first served basis as funding is available.
Do degree-seeking students pay tuition to both Redeemer College and Southeastern University?
No, degree-seeking students pay site fee and technology fee only to Southeastern University.
I have completed some college credit previously. Can it be considered for transfer credit at Southeastern?
Yes, the Office of the Registrar at Southeastern University (SEU) maintains the policy for evaluation of credit for transfer. They entertain questions daily about transferring credits. Please contact the Admission Counselor at SEU, Madelyn Cantrell, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling her office at (863) 667-5171. To fully determine transfer credit eligibility, please submit your transcripts to SEU.
Are credits earned at Southeastern University eligible for transfer to another school?
What about Redeemer College Credits?
Southeastern University is a regionally accredited institution of higher learning is therefore generally eligible for transfer credit review by other colleges and schools. However, it should be noted that the acceptance of credit for transfer from any institution is wholly at the discretion and policy of the reviewing institution; no guarantee of acceptance is assured or implied.
Redeemer College is not accredited to award academic credit. Courses completed at Redeemer College(not including SEU courses) are not eligible at this time for transfer credit consideration by other institutions of higher learning.
What if I have already paid for my classes at another school – can I still switch to Redeemer College?
Generally speaking, you may withdraw from classes and obtain a refund anytime before the drop/add deadline.For most schools, this deadline is after classes begin- Therefore you probably have time to request a refund.Check with your school for specifics, and let us know if you need assistance.
Am I eligible for federal financial aid?
Southeastern University students may qualify for federal financial aid. Southeastern University has a financial aid staff who can assist you with the application process and can describe the types of aid available at the institution. Redeemer College does not currently qualify for federal financial aid programs.
When should I apply for financial aid?
Immediately. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov and submit your application now. Financial aid will be announced after you are accepted at Southeastern.
Can I have a job while attending Redeemer College?
As a full-time student of Redeemer College, you are allowed to pursue part-time employment opportunities. We ask that this job not interfere with your Redeemer College practicum hours, as that is your priority.
What housing options are available for Redeemer College students?
At this time, students are responsible for their own housing. Redeemer College housing is not provided.
When is the Redeemer College application deadline?
See our Events Page
When does school start for the semester?
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Do I need a laptop computer?
Yes, laptop computers are required for all students due to the extensive use of the online student information system. You must provide your own computer. Church of the Redeemer’s Gaithersburg campus is equipped with free Wi-Fi.
Who should apply to Redeemer College?
High School graduates and those students who have begun college classes should apply. Since this is a full time program, you must have the time and flexibility to be at Redeemer from 11 to 15 hours per week in addition to your academic courses.
Are there any days that I have to be physically at Redeemer College?
Yes, Tuesday is the day students gather together at the Gaithersburg campus. Other times during the week are also required and vary depending on the student’s Ministry Track.
What does FAFSA stand for?
Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA can be found at www.fafsa.ed.gov
Do I have to submit the FAFSA to obtain financial aid?
Yes. As you complete the FAFSA, indicate that you want your financial aid analysis information sent to Southeastern University (the SEU FAFSA code is 001521). Upon SEU’s receipt of your FAFSA information from the federalprocessor, SEU will email you login instructions for accessing the SEU Web portal where you can track yourfinancial aid status and missing items (if any). The information you provide on the FAFSA will be processed todetermine your eligibility for all financial awards, grants, work-study programs and loans. It is important to have completed your family’s most recent income tax return(s) before you submit the FAFSA.
After I submit my application to SEU are there any further documents to submit?
Yes. There are four additional items you need to prepare for:
• Christian Character Reference
• A biographical essay
• Your high school transcripts, which you can request directly from the high school you graduated from. If you have completed any college courses, you will need to submit these as well to receive consideration for credit.
• SAT or ACT scores, which you can find at www.collegeboard.com