One of the benefits of joining ECSAI is you can become an Global Affiliate with us!
Some Bible schools are not accredited or are not authorized by their State to award Degrees for their programs-- only a diploma or completion certificate. As an affiliate of our University, you are able to take your vision to another level by being able to offer your students the direct opportunity for ministry degrees through our Institution-once they complete your program. You can operate a school, bible or leadership training center, or seminars, and still have global affiliation!
Have a desire and a call to Christian Education Must be a member of Isaiah U's ECSAI Must have legal Ministry Ordination or College degree (preferred) from an accredited U.S. Institution Must receive training and information and abide by the standards and rules of participation set forth by the University Must have a legal place for classes that is safe, for students (unless you have a virtual study group or conference line.) Must have a reputation for excellence and integrity in ministry Your program does not award degrees but rather diplomas or certificates only
Cannot offer a "degree" but rather a diploma or certificate for your programs Global Affiliates operate under an annual contract Cannot misrepresent your relationship with the University in your marketing materials or presentations to students stating your program is accredited or you are an "extension" or "satellite" of Isaiah University, your literature/websites must say you are a "global affiliate." Cannot charge a tuition rate that is greater than $2,500.00 for any of your diploma or certificate programs. Global Affiliate schools are independent of the University
Your student body will increase when students know their work will earn them a Diploma from you as well as a Degree from our University. By the way, that covers former students of yours as well! Alumni from your school can also convert their diploma from you!
Affiliates keep their identity, structure, and staff. However, they gain a network of resources as a part of a growing and unique Bible University that is impacting nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Isaiah University of the Holy Ghost.
You can charge up to $2,500 for your Diploma Programs.
Global Affiliate Final OVERVIEW:
A Global Affiliate schoolis a school that operates independently of Isaiah University. They can be either an “affiliate virtual study group” that conducts most all lectures via phone conferencing, or an affiliate school, training center or leadership seminars, with a physical place of instruction.
Affiliate schools have partnered with us that they may offer their students “a light at the end of the tunnel.” Students who successfully complete one of our affiliate school’s programs will be guaranteed to receive their Degree in Biblical & Religious Studies through our University. (Other majors are available with special permission from the Dean of Students. Additional courses may be required for Degrees in Education, Counseling, and some others and will be provided to affiliate school students at the time of registration) [When a student registers at the affiliate school, they decide if they are desiring their degree with us as well, or just a diploma from that affiliate school.]
Affiliate school’s have their own program, and tuition they charge their students. When a student finishes that affiliate school's program, they are only responsible for a Global Affiliate Student Registration fee of $950. NO further tuition is required! Student will then pay their graduation fee with us like all of our other regular students and can participate in graduation receiving their Degree regardless of how it was completed or decide to have it mailed. Global Affiliate students will receive the Associate or Bachelor of Biblical Studies depending on the amount of credit, unless student began affiliate program already holding a Bachelor or Master's Degree from an approved institution, then those students can apply for a graduate degree, providing to us a copy of all degrees including their Affiliate School Diploma. Some programs may require additional coursework or reading/research to complete the requirements.
For example: Miss Sally applies through “Jesus Institute." Jesus Institute awards her a Diploma when she is done with the program. As Jesus Institute is one of our Affiliate Schools, then Miss Sally will automatically be eligible for credit towards one of our degree programs!
How it works:
Miss Sally applies with us, letting us know she completed an affiliate school program.
We verify with the affiliate school that she has completed the program and request a copy of her diploma and transcripts/grades.
Miss Sally is responsible for the Global Affiliate registration fee and her graduation fee to receive her Degree. No tuition is required as she has already paid her affiliate school for her educational courses. We then calculate her credits and apply them towards graduation!
Once payment is made, and all requirements met, Miss Sally’s Degree and Transcripts will be ordered. If she desired a major other than Biblical & Religious Studies, she would be able to access the final requirements on our website that she may quickly finish up the requirements for the degree choice. If no other major is desired, there is no further course work after finishing the affiliate school’s program; all students will receive a degree in Biblical & Religious Studies unless other degree title is available and our own requirements and guidelines are met. This is key for majors in Education, Counseling or professional certifications.
Becoming a Global Affiliate is Easy and Practical: Join first by becoming a member of ECSAI: (Cost/$125 Annually.) Then apply for the Global Affiliate Program. G.A.P. requires a one time $200 registration/set up fee.
Enjoy the benefits and freedom of fulfilling your vision for Christian Education!
As an affiliate of Isaiah University, your school program goes to an entire different level as you are able to offer your students the opportunity to receive their degrees through our institution. Your students get your diploma, but also one of our degrees! As a result, your school will increase in awareness and your enrollment will increase. In addition, you are able to go to another level in finances as well.
WE are here if: your school desires to utilize any of our education services, such as curriculum assistance, website designs or online application portal, credit card processing, marketing, application for students, handbooks, printing of your diploma or transcripts or graduation assistance for your services etc. These services are very affordable and are available through our University's ECSAI Association.
Accreditation is also available through our own in house ECSAI. (Some Global Affiliates and Extension Schools do not qualify for accreditation through ECSAI, depending on what State they reside in)
Please note an accredited school does not automatically have the right to award degrees. Degree granting authority rest within the State in which the school resides. Some States do not allow religious institutions to award degrees; that is why is it important to be a satellite or affiliate with a school who has these 4 items in place.
1. Accreditation: Is their accreditation group listed with a physical address, phone number and real verifiable staff that you can speak to and verify their identity and credentials? Many schools will claim accreditation with a group that THEY organized or will just make up a website listing their school to trick you, but will only provide a PO Box or an email to contact them (shady) beware!
2. State Authority/Compliance: Do they have something you can verify that they are in compliance with their State to award degrees?
3. Longevity: Has this school been around for more than 5 years, or are they a start up in someone's garage or house a year ago and now want you to "affiliate" or be an extension of them? (for a small fee, I'm sure) 4. Transparency: Is this school legit? Do they have a physical location and real people that are on staff who you can speak with, verify their identity and credentials?