Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

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Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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Program Formats

Cornerstone University’s Professional & Graduate Studies offers a variety of classroom formats intentionally designed to meet the schedules and learning preferences of busy adults like you. Through our three modalities of CULive, CUAnytime and CUOn-Site, you’ll get to choose where you learn and when you tune into your classroom time. Our MBA degree program also offers a blended format option, and the Ed.D. program has required residencies—see those degree program pages for more details.

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CULive

Through innovative technology, CULive offers you the opportunity to livestream a class while attending remotely. You’ll get to interact with your instructor and fellow cohort members from wherever you are. Through this format, you’ll get to ask questions, listen to comments and participate in classroom discussions. This live video and audio is sent in real time using a 360-degree camera to give you a full view of the classroom.

This modality works well for you if you crave immediate interaction and need the flexibility to join the classroom experience from anywhere.

Key Advantages

  • Engage in classroom discussions in real time.
  • Experience flexibility in joining wherever you have a reliable internet connection.
  • Balance traditional classroom setting with an online environment.
  • Eliminate the commute to an on-campus classroom.
  • Utilize state-of-the-art technology resources.

CUAnytime

Learn 100% online on your own schedule with our format of CUAnytime. Engage in discussion forums, videos and other virtual collaboration tools over the course of a week, whenever is most convenient for you.

This format works well for you if you are self-motivated and require a schedule with maximum flexibility.

Key Advantages

  • Benefit from maximum flexibility to complete course work on your own time.
  • Enhance self-motivation and discipline.
  • Eliminate transportation barriers.
  • Gain confidence and feel more comfortable sharing your thoughts compared to a physical classroom.
  • Engage in virtual collaboration tools used in today’s marketplace.

CUOn-Site

Interact and connect with your peers and professor face-to-face through CUOn-Site. This classroom experience invites you into an on-campus learning environment one night per week starting at 6 p.m. As you meet with and collaborate with your peers, you’ll develop lasting relationships that can help empower you in opportunities like networking and gain insights from peers in diverse industries. Get instant feedback and responses to questions from your instructor. Stay connected and receive accountability with your peers as you collectively move forward in accomplishing your goals.

This modality is valuable if you learn best in-person and with face-to-face interaction and accountability with your peers and instructor.

Key Advantages

  • Establish lasting relationships through in-person collaboration.
  • Receive added accountability from your peers and instructors.
  • Get immediate feedback and answers to questions.
  • Participate in classroom discussion that feels natural.
  • Engage in multisensory methods that serve different learning styles.

Three Learning Formats: Which One Is Right for Me?

The way you engage in a classroom community makes a difference in your educational success. Whether you choose an online platform or join in person, you’ll be supported with formats designed to meet your individual needs as a busy working adult at Cornerstone University. The chart below compares our three learning modalities to help you choose the format that’s right for you. Please visit our degree program web pages to see which formats are offered for your program of interest.

  CUOn-Site CULive CUAnytime
Format Traditional on-campus classroom with face-to-
face interaction.
Livestream remotely into an existing, physical classroom during class time. Learn 100% online from wherever you are by completing work on your own schedule.
Classroom time One night per week from 6-10 p.m. One night per week from 6-10 p.m. None
Travel requirements Travel to and from campus. None None
Accountability in program Weekly in-person accountability and instructor feedback. Weekly accountability and instructor feedback. Regular instructor feedback provided online.
Technology
requirements
Use Moodle to navigate course work. Use a webcam and audio capture to participate in the live classroom. Course work completed 100% online. You may need a webcam.
Location Grand Rapids campus Accessed from anywhere with a reliable internet connection. Accessed from anywhere with a reliable internet connection.
Community Cultivate through face-to-face conversations both in and outside the classroom. Intentionally created through weekly class sessions with faculty and peers attending both live and in person. Experienced through virtual collaboration on projects and discussion forums.
Instructor feedback Immediate Immediate Faculty available via email and phone. Virtual office hours may be available.
Student values Values in-person connection and immediate interaction. Values immediate interaction with the convenience of tuning in from anywhere. Self-paced and maximum flexibility to complete course work when most convenient
for you.

The format options are very flexible with your timeframe, whether you have kids or a full-time job. It’s definitely doable.

Micah Meendering (M.S. ’15, M.B.A. ’17)

Admissions Office

Hours

MON - THURS: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
FRI: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
SAT & SUN: Closed

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.