FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE ANDERSONVILLE’S ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS?
ATS is an Affiliate Member of Association of Biblical Higher Education, an organization which is recognized by the US Department of Education, insuring that ATS is a credible institution of Biblical learning.
ATS is also a Sustaining Member of the Council of Private Colleges of America (CPCA), an institution which has rigorous standards for its members. This once again insures that ATS is an outstanding institution of Biblical learning.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO APPLY TO ANDERSONVILLE?
The application process is completely free—ATS currently requires no fees for applying to ATS.
CAN I RECEIVE CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COLLEGE & SEMINARY TRAINING OR FOR MINISTRY EXPERIENCE?
ATS works closely with the student to make transfer of credits into ATS possible in many cases. While a certain number of courses must be completed through ATS for each degree program, transfer credits can often be accepted, especially at the undergraduate level. Also, in many cases, ATS can work with the student so that the student need not repeat previously completed courses at ATS-approved institutions. Substitutions will be made in such cases where allowed/recommended by the ATS Academic Review Committee.
Lifetime credit for ministry experience is possible at the undergraduate level. In certain circumstances, up to 30 semester credits may be awarded for the well-qualified Christian worker and pastor.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO COMPLETE AN ANDERSONVILLE DEGREE PROGRAM?
The ATS programs are priced at an exceptional value in an attempt to offer a quality Bible education to Christian workers and pastors who are currently serving in the ministry. Rather than charging by the credit hour, ATS offers degree program at an affordable program price to keep costs low. Interest-free monthly payment plans are available through ATS. Current costs can be found online at the ATS website under the specific program or by calling 1-800-525-1611.
WHAT MATERIALS DO I RECEIVE AFTER MY INITIAL TUITION PAYMENT?
In most programs, the student will receive at least half of the program materials, which include Flash Drive MP3 lectures of professors teaching a variety of Biblical, theological, and ministerial courses. Each Flash Drive will include multiple lectures for the specific course. Matthew, for example, may contain 35 one-hour lectures, covering the Gospel of Matthew verse-by-verse. Courses currently being completed by ATS professors include approximately 120 hours of student work per course.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE AN ANDERSONVILLE DEGREE PROGRAM?
All programs, excepting the Master of Ministry (Christian Counseling) and the Doctor of Ministry (Christian Counseling), are advance at your own pace. Many students will complete the program at a quicker rate than traditional on-campus programs due to the nature of the ATS delivery system. Some students, due to ministry requirements, will take longer, but this is completely acceptable. For the Master or Doctor of Ministry (Christian Counseling), the student has two years to complete the program.
ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL FEES OTHER THAN TUITION FOR AN ANDERSONVILLE DEGREE PROGRAM?
There are no hidden fees at ATS. (Book fees are separate from Tuition and other ATS Fees). For most ATS programs, the only additional free is a one-time Administrative & Graduation fee. This fee covers all fees associated with completing the application process for graduation and the reception of your ATS degree. The current Administrative & Graduation fee is available by calling ATS at 1-800-525-1611. For programs with additional fees, Andersonville clearly outlines and identifies these in the program catalog and on-line under the specific program.
WHAT IS ANDERSONVILLE’S REFUND POLICY?
All funds paid into ATS are non-refundable except in extenuating circumstances. For a full explanation of the refund policy please call 1-800-525-1611.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I FALL BEHIND IN MY TUITION PAYMENTS?
ATS works with students to assist them in keeping up their tuition payments. In cases where the student is unable to maintain tuition payments for an extended period of time, ATS removes the student from “Active Status” and places the student on “Inactive Status.” All previously paid tuition is credited to the student’s account so that when payments are resumed, the student’s account receives full credit for previously paid tuition. Students may be subject to current tuition prices if they are placed on Inactive Status.
WHAT IS ANDERSONVILLE’S DOCTRINAL POSITION?
- ATS is a Baptist seminary and as such holds to Baptist doctrine. Our doctrinal statement can be found in this catalog and online at the ATS website. Included here is a highlight of key doctrines held by ATS.
- ATS holds to the inerrancy of the Scriptures and to the Bible as the final authority in all matters of faith, doctrine, and practice.
- ATS holds to the Triune God, one God in three distinct Persons: Father, Son, & Holy Spirit.
- ATS holds to the full deity and humanity of Jesus Christ
- ATS holds to the lostness of the human race due to the effects of sin
- ATS holds to the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ, dying in man’s place to secure salvation for all who place their faith in His death and shed blood as payment for their sins.
- ATS holds that salvation is by faith alone in Christ alone
- ATS holds to the empowerment and indwelling of the Christian by the Holy Spirit
- ATS holds to the physical and bodily return of Christ at His second coming
From: Danny Ray, Nashville, GA
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