Frequently Asked Admissions Questions
Q: I haven’t been to school in many years. Can I really do this at this point in my life?
A: Yes. We find that adult students are highly motivated to reach their goals. If you have the desire to finish your education, our programs are developed to assist you as you pursue your educational goals.
Q: Can I schedule a campus tour with my parents/family/friends?
A: Yes. Admissions is able to provide campus tours for you and your family Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm. Please feel free to contact Admissions at 901.320.9777 to schedule a tour for you or your group.
Q: What documents are necessary to complete my application?
A: An application includes all previously attended college transcripts, including trade schools and high school transcripts (if less than 12 hours completed elsewhere), ACT or SAT scores for students 24 or younger, and any other document required by Admissions. For a complete listing of documents required for admissions, log onto www.victory.edu and click on ‘Future Students’.
Q: I may have credits for training I completed in the military or at work. Who do I talk to about prior learning and alternative credits?
A: Many students earn college credit for life and professional experiences. An ASC will work with you to explore the possibility of converting your professional training or other non-traditional credit completed prior to attending Victory to college credit.
Q: How do students apply for financial aid?
A: We encourage all families to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The federal school code for Victory University is 009982 (listed as Crichton College). Click here for a detailed list of financial aid FAQ’s.
Q: What is the timeframe for admission decisions after my application is complete?
A: Once all documents have been received by Admissions, decisions can be made immediately.
Q: How large will my classes be?
A: Class sizes at Victory are very manageable. Most classes average 15 to 30 students to allow for group discussion and individual attention.
Regarding Academic Programs
Q: What types of academic programs does Victory University have?
A: Certificate program in Christian Ministry
Associate’s degree in Christian Ministry
Associate’s degree in Allied Health Sciences
Bachelor’s degrees in over 15 majors, including:
- Arts & Sciences
- Teacher Education
- Christian Ministry
Q: Do you have a Master’s program?
A: Victory is proud to anticipate the first master’s program in the fall 2011, a Master’s of Science in Professional Counseling.
Q: Do you still have the accelerated night program?
A: Yes. Eight-week courses, offered one night a week, are still offered at Victory. A new term begins every eight weeks.
Q: Do you have classes during the day?
A: Yes. Victory offers a full schedule of day classes with on-line and evening class options.
Q: Do professors take attendance in class?
A: Yes. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the college’s attendance policy as outlined within the Academic Catalog as well as document on each professor’s course syllabus.
Q: How much studying is required outside of the classroom?
A: Study time varies from student to student; however, a good benchmark in college is for every credit hour in which the student is registered, he or she should spend four (4) hours outside of class studying. Thus, for a 3-credit hour class, we recommend an average of 12 hours be spent in preparation for class.
Q: What type of academic support do you offer?
A: All professors hold office hours when students can go see them for help. There are also tutors available to students on campus free of charge. Tutors can be requested through the Student Success Center located in the campus library.
Q: If I decide to enroll at another institution, will my credits transfer?
A: Academic credits earned at one or more institutions of higher education may not transfer to another college or university as expected. Therefore, the State of Tennessee requires full disclosure of the nature or risk associated with the transfer of academic credits. See 49-7-144 Disclosure of Transferability of Credit from Chapter 7 Postsecondary and Higher Education Generally of Title 49 Education Law. Click here to view the Disclosure of Transferability of Credits.
Q: What if I have credits to transfer that are required by my major? Do I have to take them over again at Victory?
A: All transfer courses should meet our transfer criteria. During the admissions process, a Transcript Specialist can assist in determining which courses will apply toward your degree.
Q: Is Victory University accredited?
A: Yes. Victory University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Victory University.