How do you get credits?
Of course many of our ministries have been doing evening seminars and served the body of Christ. The new thing is that the Extension Studies courses are fully registered with the UofN and the students are participating with a clear curriculum and outcome, receiving UofN LCU-Credits (Learning Components Units). The amount of credits depends on the length and hours of the focused learning activities that lead to the desired outcomes of the specific course. 1 UofN LCU-Credit is achieved through 25 hours of focused learning activities. The course includes evaluation and a final grade. Once the course has been completed, the course leaders will enter the student’s information, grades and print the course certificates. They will then give this to the students. If a student desires to use the course towards a degree, than the UofN LCU-Credits would be evaluated as transfer credits. The amount of LCU Credits that count towards a degree depends on the focus of the degree and if the LCU-Credits are adding towards a required subject or not. For everyone desiring to work towards a UofN degree, we suggest to enroll in the full time study program and start with a DTS first.
Why was Extension Studies Created?
Every course is linked and anchored to an existing YWAM operating location even if the course is held at a different location. This opens the opportunity to go and run a course at a place that is the best location for the audience and outcomes. The course leader, which is approved by the YWAM operating locations leadership, will create the course with an easy step-by-step online process. The approval will be done through a thorough and speedy process including the Base Leader and appropriate UofN Leadership. Once the approval process is finished, the course is open to run.
Each time the course runs there is a simple “re-registration” button you can use which will automatically pre-populate all the fields with the information from the previous course. This will allow you to make minor adjustments and quickly re-register the course to be run again. There is no fee for course registration. Much support and help is offered during the course creation process and there are “Template Courses”, which can be used as a starting point for creating the same course for the desired location and audience.
What is the Cost?
Extension Studies costs are priced per student, per UofN LCU-Credit and with A, B, C nation pricing. The A, B, C pricing is based on the location where the course is being run, not on the students nationality. The payment is made at the end of the course when the student and their grades are registered, all with an easy online system. There is no cost to create and register an Extension Studies course. A Category is USD 10, B Category is USD 4, and C Category is USD 1. All prices are per student/per credit and in US dollars. For example, if a 3 credit course is run in the Brazil and there are 10 students then the formula and total payment would look like this. 3 (credits) x $4 (B Cat.) x 10 (students) = USD 120. This cost is not the cost of the course. That is separate and determined by the base that is offering the course. This cost is what the base running the course pays to the UofN for the records and academics.
What Language can I study in?
The course and student registration process will be offered in the main UofN languages. This means that the whole registration process can be done and completed in each one of the languages we support. This is very good news and will make this University of the Nations empowering many more people to create and run courses.