Help - Frequently Asked Questions
What degrees and programs do you offer?
We offer Associates, Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate degrees in Theology, Ministry, and Christian Counseling. We also offer a ministry license and ordination program.
Who is International College of Ministry?
We are a Florida based seminary in compliance with Florida State statutes as a religious institution (Section 1005.06 (1)(f). We are Bible based and interdenominational in scope. We are Holy Spirit filled and teach the inerrancy of scripture and the absolute authority of Jesus Christ. We have schools in many U.S cities and in three nations. We have been in existence for over seven years. Our first campus was started in Memphis, TN and was previously known as The School of the Prophets. We have a reputation for excellence and a powerful anointing in teaching and training.
Is the school accredited?
In the United States of America, jurisdiction over degree-granting institutions rests with the individual state governments. Compliance with state regulations is the necessary condition for offering a legitimate, legal American degree. International College of Ministry grants degrees under the authority of the Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education in compliance with Section 1005.06(1)(f), Florida Statutes. The State of Florida does not require regional or theological accreditation. There is secular education and there is religious education. Secular schools seek secular accreditation, and sacred schools receive sacred accreditation—each by their own peers. Religious institutions need no secular accreditation because they offer no secular degrees. We will be happy to send you more information on this topic.
What does it cost?
We charge only $75 per credit hour. Most courses are valued at three credit hours. The complete cost of your degree will depend on the total number of hours you will need to take minus any previous education and experience credits you may receive. Other than tuition, there is a $100 registration fee, graduation fee, and course material fees.
Do you have financial aid?
Financial aid is normally for secularly accredited schools. We are not eligible for student loans but some private agencies do make loans for seminary education. Most of our students prefer our zero interest payment plans. We will work out an amount that is right for you and your educational timeline and automatically debited the agreed upon amount from your checking account on a monthly or weekly basis. Receive a fifteen percent discount if you choose to pay in full at the time of enrollment. We can also make personalized financial arrangements if necessary, so do not hesitate to contact us.
How do I enroll?
Simply fill out an application. Enrolling online is simple. Just go to icmcollege.org then click on "How to Enroll" and download you application. Be sure and list all previous education as well as ministry experience. List all continuing education such as seminars, conferences and other pertinent experiences. Attach to the application copies of transcripts, certifications, or awards. A $100 registration fee must be paid with your application. Your completed application will be sent to the International College of Ministry, 1166 Carmel Cir. # 420, Casselberry, FL 32707. You will receive an acceptance packet within a short period of time, explaining your requirements for a degree along with any credits we have been able to award you. You will be given the number and type of courses that you will need to complete for your degree.
How do I take my courses?
You have several options to choose from. You may attend live classes at any of our locations (check for campus locations and course schedules on ICM's Class Calendar). or, you may take courses in the leisure of your own home through our online program. A popular option is to do a combination of online and live courses to progress at the speed that is best for you. Simply follow your program as outlined in your acceptance letter.
When are your classes offered?
We are now pre-registering. We normally offer classes one to two evenings a week with a course being completed in six to eight weeks. We also offer what is known as "Blitz" courses which will be offered on one Saturday each month from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. A "Blitz" course allows you to complete all of your classroom time in one day and then finish the course at home by completing the teacher assignments. Remember, online courses can be taken at anytime.
When is graduation?
You can order your degree as soon as you finish all of your degree requirements. You will also be able to participate in a cap and gown graduation ceremony held every May in Orlando.
What if I need personal help?
Dr. Ray Self the president and founder, or any staff member will be happy to help. You may call the main office at 321-837-9894 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a personal consultation or contact your nearest ICM campus director. We are eager to serve you. You may also contact Dr. John Davis, the Dean of Theology, at email@example.com or at 941-374-5695.
How can I get more information?
We can mail or e-mail an information packet to you, or you can schedule an appointment to meet with us. You may also visit our website at icmcollege.org for more information.