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Applying to the University

To apply to Harvest University, fill out an application online. Print and submit the provided signature page with the non-refundable application fee. All applicants to Harvest University should evince strong Christian character, potential for effectiveness in Christian ministry, and the scholastic ability and emotional maturity to handle a higher education experience.

Admission Requirements

1. Admission Essay – Applicants must submit a written essay approximately 700-1000 words in length describing their personal faith in Jesus Christ. Applicants must also submit their admission essay no less than 1000 words, describing their reason for applying to the University and their study plan.

2. High School Transcripts – Applicants to Harvest University’s undergraduate degree programs must submit an official high school transcript from public, private, or home school or official transcripts undertaken at all schools or universities. Applicants who have not graduated from high school must attain the General Educational Development (GED) certificate before admission. If applicants who reside in the United States but attended school in foreign countries are unable to produce the required documents, evidence may include certification from other official sources.

Applicants are responsible for making sure this information is mailed directly from the issuing educational institution to Harvest University:

Harvest University
Attn: Admissions
300 Deuel St,
Fort Morgan, CO 80701

3. Test Scores – Applicants must submit SAT/ACT test scores, with exceptions*.

If an applicant submits multiple score reports, the highest score earned in each single sub score of the examination is used.

*NOTE: SAT /ACT test scores are not required to establish the admission eligibility of applicants with high school grade point averages of 3.00 or above in a 4.0 scale. While applicants are not required to submit test scores to Harvest if they earn at least a 3.00 average, it is recommended that they submit standardized admission tests, which can be helpful for the purposes of advising and placement in appropriate courses.

4. Students who graduated from non-English speaking high schools are required to submit TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) scores that meet one of the following standards:

1) A minimum TOEFL iBT total score of 61, or

2) A minimum TOEFL CBT score of 173, or

3) A minimum TOEFL PBT score of 500, or

4) A minimum IELTS score of 6.0, or

5. Proficiency in Bible knowledge. A student seeking to enter a Harvest University graduate degree program must take a written comprehensive examination in the area of Bible knowledge. The Bible knowledge examination tests a student’s comprehension of the biblical story in its progressive unfolding of the history of redemption against the backdrop of creation and sin.

6. Recommendations – Applicants must submit at least three recommendation letters. One letter must be a reference from a World Olivet Assembly (WOA) church pastor who is familiar with the applicant’s current church involvement. The other two recommendations should come from church members who can comment on your personal faith in Jesus Christ. This could be two committed members of your church. Recommendations may not be from a member of your immediate family or your spouse.

7. Statement of Faith – Applicants must sign Harvest University’s Statement of Faith.

8. Application Fee – Applicants must submit a $75.00 non-refundable application fee.

9. Application Deadlines

Spring: February 20

Summer: May 20

Fall: August 20

Winter: November 20

Upon completion of all admissions requirements, Harvest admissions personnel will review the information and inform applicants whether or not they have been accepted for enrollment. Prospective students are encouraged to discuss plans, goals, and questions with Harvest admissions staff during this application process.

Undergraduate Transfer Policy

General Policy

A transfer student is defined as any student who has previously matriculated as a degree candidate at another institution and has earned or is earning college-level academic credit at the undergraduate level.

Students applying for transfer to Harvest University must follow the admission procedures. Official college transcripts from all schools attended must be sent directly from the previously attended college(s) to:

Harvest University
Attn: Admissions
300 Deuel St,
Fort Morgan, CO 80701

Coursework transferred or accepted for credit toward any HU degree must be relevant to the degree program, with course content and level of instruction resulting in student competencies at least equivalent to those of students enrolled in this university’s own degree programs. In assessing and documenting equivalent learning and qualified faculty, HU personnel consult official institutional catalogs and employ recognized guides which aid in the evaluation for credit.

Such guides include those published by the American Council on Education, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), and the National Association of Foreign Student Affairs, or such services as are provided by AACRAO or the World Education Services (WES).

HU accepts transfer credit from other accredited educational institutions subject to the following general criteria:

A minimum grade of “C”(or equivalent); courses graded “pass/fail” are not transferred unless it is stipulated on the transcript that a “pass” required a grade of “C” (2.0) or above;

Credit is applicable to the HU program of study in which the student intends to enroll.

In order to assist students with curricular planning, the transfer evaluation process must be completed as soon as possible. After enrollment at the university, courses taken at another institution are evaluated for transfer by the Registrar’s Office.

Transfer courses are evaluated in the Office of Admissions for acceptance of core curriculum requirements and general elective credit. Transfer credits applied toward major requirements are determined in consultation with the appropriate academic divisions.

Transfer Credit Award Requirements

Transfer credit is awarded based on specific requirements:

Credit must be awarded from an official college or university transcript, from an official Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test score report, or from an official document considered equivalent to a transcript by the Registrar.

Courses taken in a college or university in a continuing education or extension program must be applicable toward the degree being pursued by full-time students at that institution.

Only equivalent level course work will be accepted toward their respective degrees.

A student who fails to finish by his/her anticipated graduation date may transfer credits necessary to graduate for up to two years afterwards. After two years, the student will be withdrawn automatically from the university, but may petition the Academic Council for permission to complete the degree.

Previously awarded transfer credit will be deducted if coursework is repeated.

Developmental courses that are similar in content to credit earning courses at Harvest University will be accepted; however, those courses that are not applied toward a degree at the transferring institution will not be accepted.

No transfer credit is granted for Certificate programs.

Harvest University has not entered into an articulation or transfer agreement with any other college or university.

Transfer students with an earned baccalaureate degree from CHEA- or USDE-recognized accredited institutions normally will have the core curriculum requirements for the undergraduate program waived.

Courses that are over 10 years old are not transferred directly to Harvest University unless the courses are part of a baccalaureate or associate degree. However, credits that are over 10 years old may be validated by the student’s successful completion (“C”  or  better) of a recent upper level college course in the discipline.

Students seeking to transfer credit from institutions outside the United States and Canada are subject to having their transcripts reviewed by a credentials evaluation service as a guide for transfer credit evaluation (see  “Transfer  Students  – Specific  Policies”  section  of  this  Catalog  for  more  information).

Harvest University reserves the right to notify applicants that they must have their non U.S. academic transcripts evaluated by an academic transcript evaluating agency using a course-by-course report. Harvest prefers that transcripts be evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). In such cases, credit and placement decisions are based on recommendations of AACRAO. (Credentials evaluation reports are the financial responsibility of the applicant.)

Credit Hour Equivalencies

The credit hour minimums are based on courses from quarter calendar institutions. If a course at another institution is offered for fewer credit hours than an equivalent course at Harvest University, the student will be given transfer credit for the equivalent course at Harvest University but only for the number of credit hours earned at the other institution. In such cases, the student may need to take an additional course to fulfill credit hour requirements.

The credit hour minimums are based on courses from quarter calendar institutions. If a course at another institution is offered for fewer credit hours than an equivalent course at Harvest University, the student will be given transfer credit for the equivalent course at Harvest  University but only for the number of credit hours earned at the other institution. In such cases, the student may need to take an additional course to fulfill credit hour requirements.

Transfer Grades

A student’s grade point average at Harvest University is based only on courses completed at this institution. The Harvest University grade point average is used to determine academic standing and graduation.

Transfer grade equivalents will be determined and recorded with the student’s transfer credit. Credit will be  awarded  for  courses  in  which  a  “C”  or  higher  was  earned. Grades  of  “F”  are  included  in  the calculation of the transfer grade point average.

Transfer grades and grade point averages are assigned on the basis of the Harvest University grading policy. For courses taken at institutions that use combined grades (e.g., “AB”), the lower grade will be used.

Courses taken at institutions that use a grading system not comparable to the Harvest University grading system will be evaluated with the transfer grade equivalents of Pass or Not Pass. “Withdraw  failing” grades are calculated in a student’s  transfer grade  point  average as  “F”  grades.

When fractions are accumulated and awarded as general electives, grade points are accumulated in similar fashion. For example, a  student  who  took  one  four  quarter  hour  course  with  an  “A”  and  two  four quarter  hour  courses  with  a  “B”  would  receive  general  elective  credit  (to compensate for fractions) for two credit hours and six grade points.