Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the admissions requirements?

The 3 criteria are:



Does Hartwell University offer financial aid?

Hartwell’s tuition is highly affordable and paid monthly while you are in the program.    We want students to graduate debt-free.  Hartwell does not participate in any federal financial aid programs.

Do my existing credits transfer to Hartwell University?

Currently, Hartwell does not accept transfer credits.

How quickly can I finish my degree program?

You can complete your degree program in 48 months or less.

Is Hartwell University accredited?

Hartwell University is currently unaccredited.  Hartwell does have articulation agreements with multiple accredited institutions.  Articulation agreements are formal arrangements between Hartwell and accredited colleges and universities guaranteeing acceptance and transfer of Hartwell credits. As an unaccredited institution, we felt it was important to ensure that our students who desire to continue their education will be able to do so without losing the academic ground they have gained at Hartwell. Therefore, our partner schools have committed to pre-determined numbers of credits that will transfer into their respective programs. The degree program and credit transfer amount can vary depending on the school.

What degree programs are available?

Hartwell University is specifically a teaching college and all students who meet the completion requirements graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science in Transformational Christian Education.

Are the courses self-paced?

All courses are 8 weeks long.  You must complete all assignments by the end of the term.  We will nurture you through the process so you’ll be confident in your ability to succeed. 

What teaching paths are available?
  • Elementary
  • Secondary
  • Special Education
When can I start?

We offer 5 terms per year that are 8 weeks each.  You can start at the beginning of any term.

  • Fall 1 Term – August 16 – October 10, 2021
  • Fall 2 Term – October 18 – December 12, 2021
  • Spring 1 Term – January 10 – March 6, 2022
  • Spring 2 Term – March 21 – May 15, 2022
  • Summer Term – June 6 – July 31, 2022


What support will I receive in the classroom after I complete my teaching degree?

– Connection to a small team of other program graduates who will provide support, encouragement and accountability.

– Access to a mentor coach to help brainstorm through opportunities and challenges.

– Access to employment and salary replacement insurance.

– Access to membership in Christian Educators Association International (CEAI).

What does tuition cost?

Tuition for the entire 120 credit hour bachelor’s degree program is $10,656.00.  No textbooks or other fees are charged.  Tuition is paid monthly at $222 per month for 48 months for students joining Hartwell University with zero prior college credits.

How do I earn teacher certification?

Once you complete your bachelor’s degree, you will need to enroll in a teacher certification program.  Visit with your Hartwell advisor for more information when you are entering your senior year.