The Professional & Graduate Studies Division of Cornerstone University exists to empower the adult learner to influence the world by providing a distinctive and academically excellent education from a Christ-centered worldview.
Frequently asked questions
- Q: Will the class schedule be convenient for me?
A: Classes meet either on the same night of the week for the entire program at one of our multiple campus locations (Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Lansing) or students take classes fully online through our learning management system.
- Q: How much non-class time is required for studying?
A: Students should be prepared to spend about 15 hours each week outside the classroom. This study time includes meetings, assigned readings, writing papers, and collaborative assignments with other cohort members.
- Q: How many students will be in my class?
A: Most classes are between 14-22 students.
- Q: When can I begin taking classes?
A: You can begin almost immediately! When we have at least 14 qualified students who have applied for a cohort, we will begin a group.
- Q: What if I have to miss a night of class?
A: Attendance in an accelerated degree program is a prerequisite for student success. However, there may be occasions in which an absence is unavoidable. For this reason, a student is allowed one absence per course.
- Q: How long will it take to complete my degree?
A: Given the accelerated nature of our programs, most students complete their degree program in as little as 18 months.
- Q: How are my payments structured?
A: Tuition and all fees are due on or before the first night of class for each course.
- Q: Is financial aid available?
A: Yes, financial aid is available. As a full-time student, you may choose to apply for grants and loans. Once you submit your application for admission, your enrollment representative can provide you with financial aid forms.
- Q: How does my financial aid affect my payments?
A: If your financial aid forms are complete and have been processed, those funds will be applied to your payments as they are due. Students are required to pay for any tuition and fees not covered by financial aid.