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What is Verity College Education?

Verity College Education is an innovative higher education program that assists young adults in earning college credit while learning and applying the principles of the Bible to their life. Verity offers a biblically-integrated curriculum and personalized coaching to assist students in obtaining a fully-accredited bachelor’s degree. Verity students can follow a structured degree path or one that best fits their schedule.

What degrees does Verity College Education offer?
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
    • Accounting
    • Entrepreneurship
    • General Management*
    • Human Resources
    • Information Systems
  • Communications
  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • History
  • Liberal Studies*
  • Political Science

*Associate’s degree also available

Visit the Degree Programs page for a comprehensive breakdown of each degree.

Is a degree through Verity College Education accredited?

Yes. While Verity itself does not offer degrees, students earn their fully-accredited B.A. or B.S. degrees through the regionally-accredited Thomas Edison State College. Regional accreditation is the highest and most esteemed level of accreditation. Verity has an association with Thomas Edison which provides in-state tuition rates to Verity students.

How does Verity College Education work?

Verity helps the student navigate through their degree with biblical education services, degree support, education discounts, and other services. For the student’s general education credits (and some core requirements), Verity offers classes, study aids, and other materials.

Students earn their college credit through testing, correspondence courses, and portfolios. The education schedule can be built around the students’ needs or according to the Verity two-week modular program. At the end of each module, students take a college-level test in the Verity testing center (for Campus Experience students) or at a local testing center (for Distance Learning and Adult Learning students). After the student has collected enough credits, they can then be transferred to the college of their choosing, saving them thousands of dollars. Learn more about Verity’s unique academic approach on our How It Works page.

What are the advantages of Verity College Education?

Verity offers much more than a degree. Students choose Verity for the following reasons:

  • Christ-centered campus and curriculumThe ultimate goal at Verity is spiritual growth.
  • Accelerated PaceBy helping students graduate in an average 28 months, Verity’s graduates have more time to pursue God’s purpose for their lives.
  • Innovative Academic Approach Our “one subject at a time” approach allows for students to fully engage their subject material.
  • Affordable OptionsVerity’s pricing allows most of our students to graduate debt free.
  • Graduation SuccessVerity’s graduation rate is well over 80%.
What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

Participants in the Verity College Education programs must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Yielded follower of Jesus Christ
  • Minimum age requirements:

  •Dual Enrollment: 9th12th grade

  •Campus, Distance, & Non-Degree: 17+

  •Adult learner: 18+

  •  Fulfillment of high school requirements resulting in a diploma or GED
  • SAT score of at least 1530 or ACT score of at least 21*

*SAT or ACT score only requested if applicant has obtained fewer than 30 college level credits. If the SAT or ACT have not been taken and fewer than 30 college credits have been earned, practice SAT and practice ACT tests are acceptable substitutes for the official exam. SAT or ACT not required for Dual Enrollment program.

  • Completion of Verity application process
What do I need to succeed at Verity?

We have seen that those that come ready to learn, who are humble before God, and who are willing to work diligently do well in our college program. High school education or its equivalent is required.

What if a student has prior college credit?

Most regionally accredited college credits will be transferable towards a student’s degree. Credits gained through credit by examination tests can be transferred as well. Credits earned from non-accredited colleges are not directly transferable. How the credits fit in a student’s degree template ultimately depends on the desired degree.

Can I pursue a master’s degree after graduating from Verity?

Yes. Verity graduates have had great success enrolling in graduate schools. The disciplined schedule required for our learning program motivates students to develop the time management and study skills essential for success in further education.

What is a typical Verity term?

Verity has four terms a year (winter, spring, summer, and fall) with a one-week spring break. Other breaks include the 6- to 7-week summer break and the 5- to 6-week winter break that spans from Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Where is Verity College Education located?

Our campus is located on the outskirts of Indianapolis, Indiana surrounded by farm land and open fields while still being twenty minutes from down-town Indianapolis

Does Verity College Education offer financial aid?

There are several financial aid options available for Verity attendees.

Verity offers scholarships each year. Students eligible for federal Pell grants are able to apply them to the accrediting costs, and students have obtained scholarships and grants to attend Verity through private foundations, corporations, and Christian organizations. More details can be found on Debt-Free & Financial Aid page.

What costs are involved with the Verity programs?

One of Verity’s core goals is to provide academic programs that help students earn college degrees in flexible and affordable ways. Find out detailed information on the payment options available for Verity’s programs on our What Does It Cost? page.

You can find Dual Enrollment’s cost breakdown on its program page.

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