ABOUT THE PROGRAM COURSES & EXAMS (25)

The acceptance of transfer credits is totally up to the accepting college or university, and requirements and procedures for transfer vary with each institution.  If you plan to enroll in another institution after our school, we strongly recommend that you check with that institution in advance.

120-hour Bachelor Degree Tuition
   Standard tuition is $9,840
   Fully qualified HESEAP tuition is as low as $2,495
   

We offer a variety of Discount Plans and Financing Options however, we do charge service fees on payment plans.  Service fees are dependent on the payment plan you select.

The HESEAP Fast-Track Degree Program is a program whereby the applicant’s previous education and experience is evaluated, and if it meets our school‚Äôs strict requirements, the HESEAP Review Committee will award the applicant classroom learning credits. All prior learning and experience, whether that learning or experience was gained at a college, through personal experience or study, or in the workplace, is evaluated and awarded by the USILACS HESEAP Review Committee, via the USILACS HESEAP application.¬† ¬†For more information on the HESEAP program, please visit: https://usilacs.org/heseap-program/

Exams are timed and allow you 90 minutes to complete 40 multiple choice or true and false questions.

If you fail an exam or are unhappy with the grade achieved, you have the option to upgrade to our Premium Exam for that course.  Premium Exams are untimed, can be taken up to 10 times. The Premium Exam option can be purchased for any course desired for a fee of $45.00. 

A Bachelor Degree, or as some call an Undergraduate degree, requires 120 credit hours to complete.  It is not a calendar-based degree, but rather credit-hour based.  The time a student takes to complete their Bachelor Degree is totally dependent on how many credit hours a student takes per semester.  Our school uses a trimester system, of 12 to 15 credit hours per semester, with three semesters per year.  This method allows our Fast-Track students to graduate in three years as opposed to four.  When you hear or read a reference to a four-year degree, they are referring to a 120-hour undergraduate degree or Bachelor Degree.

Having a previous TESOL will not reduce the time of your course or tuition.  All prior learning and experience, whether that learning or experience was gained at a college, through personal experience or study, or in the workplace, is evaluated and awarded by the USILACS HESEAP Review Committee, via the USILACS HESEAP application.   

For full details, please visit  Accreditations, Listings and Legal Compliance

No limit, your enrollment never expires

No; however, we strongly recommend that in most cases students be a minimum of 20 years old.  The reason for this recommendation is as follows: the average student in the USA graduates college, with a Bachelor Degree, between the ages of 21-23. However, we must keep in mind that these are the statistics for the average person. There is still the group, or percentile, of those who attended home-school, graduated high school early due to excelling academically, or attended an online school. Realistically, this means that you can even be 17 or 18!

NOTE: Please keep in mind the method we use in dating our transcripts.  If you were to graduate at 18, your transcript would show that you have been learning college-level courses since the age of 15.  Make sure to fully count the cost and confirm that a transcript showing you have been receiving college-level education, since a young age, will work for the purpose you have in mind.

There is no limit to the number of courses that can be completed per day, week, or month.  You are encouraged to progress at whatever speed works best for you and best meets your individual needs.

All prior learning and experience, whether that learning or experience was gained at a college, through personal experience or study, or in the workplace, is evaluated and awarded by the USILACS HESEAP Review Committee, via the USILACS HESEAP application.   

Yes, depending on your English language proficiency.  We have had many students that, despite English not being their mother tongue, have successfully enrolled and graduated from our school.  If you are unsure of your English ability, possibly you could enroll and then, if you feel you are encountering difficulties, you may request a full refund within the first 60 days.

The grades earned from standard exams will show to your student portal within a minute or two.  Premium exams scores require approval by a staff member from our Academic Department.  Depending on the day of the week, or time of day, your Premium Exam may be pending approval and not shown on your student portal for 24 to 48 hours.

Each course is designed around material you already know; therefore, the majority of students quickly scan only those reference materials they feel they may require refreshing on, watch the videos, successfully completely their assignments, and take their final exam. 

We have several friends who are currently earning in excess of $25.00 per hour, teaching English online to Chinese students; however, most, if not all, of these schools require a 4-year degree. 

For those very qualified students, who had extensive prior training and experience and who received full HESEAP CLC Credit, the average completion time from enrollment to graduation for a typical academic year is less than one year.

When you login to your student portal, you will see the courses required to complete your degree program.  When you select your course, you will be taken to the course page.  The course page contains a full course description, listing of textbooks and other source materials, course assignments, and lastly an exam section.  Students review the course materials as they feel the need, complete and upload each course assignment, (normally included with Weeks 4, 8 & 12.)  Once all course assignments have been completed and uploaded, the student takes their final exam.  After their exam is complete, if the student is happy with their grade, they move on to the next course.  If the student is unhappy with their exam performance, they have the option to take the Premium Exam which is untimed, can be taken 10 times, and costs $45.00 per course.

Yes, all USILACS degrees come with an Official Academic Transcript.

TESOL certificates are only issued upon completion of one of two programs:

  1. Bachelor of TESOL Origins and Methodology degree
  2. TESOL Minor

Yes.  We currently have many students working in the USA with degrees from our school.  We even have one student we are aware of that secured a New York State Teaching license and is currently supporting his volunteer activities by substitute teaching.

No. Although HESEAP Fast-Track Degree Program does include LAN1202 Foreign Language, Intro, this course is focused more toward how to learn a second language, not toward actually learning a foreign language.

Yes, you potentially can!   All prior learning and experience, whether that learning or experience was gained at a college, through personal experience or study, or in the workplace, is evaluated and awarded by the USILACS HESEAP Review Committee, via the USILACS HESEAP application.   

Students may change their degree program at any time prior to completing the first 16 courses of their program.  The charge to change your degree is $150.00.  No degree program changes are allowed after the student has begun their 17th course.

Yes, to date our school has over 1,970 students all over the world. In their respective countries, our degree has been accepted for employment and in many cases, Expert Visa classification.

ACCREDITATION, AUTHENTICATIONS AND LEGALIZATION (8)

At a minimum we recommend that upon graduation, each student have their diploma and transcript apostillised in the State of Florida.  For students who plan to utilize their documents outside the United States of America, we recommend that after the documents have been apostillised, by the State of Florida, that the documents also be legalized by the US located embassy of the country in which the student plans to use the documents. For detailed information, please visit: https://usilacs.org/usilacs-transcript-diploma-and-certificate-legal-authentication/

A Bachelor Degree, or as some call an Undergraduate degree, requires 120 credit hours to complete.  It is not a calendar-based degree, but rather credit-hour based.  The time a student takes to complete their Bachelor Degree is totally dependent on how many credit hours a student takes per semester.  Our school uses a trimester system, of 12 to 15 credit hours per semester, with three semesters per year.  This method allows our Fast-Track students to graduate in three years as opposed to four.  When you hear or read a reference to a four-year degree, they are referring to a 120-hour undergraduate degree or Bachelor Degree.

Yes.  We are nationally accredited and are pursuing regional accreditation.

National vs. Regional Accreditation

USILACS is nationally accredited by the North American Commission on College and University Accreditation; however, the most preferred accreditation a college can achieve is US regional accreditation. USILACS is not currently regionally accredited; however, USILACS is currently working to secure US regional accreditation as well as other foreign accreditations and listings on national approved college databases. USILACS expects to secure regional or foreign accreditation in 2021.

NOTE: If your future plans require a college with US regional accreditation or listing on the US Department of Education database, then we humbly recommend you possibly consider looking at other larger more traditional schools.  We would recommend Phoenix University, University of Arizona, and Harvard Extension School as the all have wonderful programs. They are all fully regionally accredited; however, they require substantially more time to complete and are much more costly than USILACS.

USILACS urges you to fully count the cost and conduct your own due diligence to assure yourself that a USILACS degree will work for you.  No one single degree and/or college will work to fulfill all plans.  Each college and each degree are different.

For full details, please visit  Accreditations, Listings and Legal Compliance

The Florida State apostille process takes approximately three weeks, not counting postage or package delivery times. Foreign Embassy Legalization takes approximately 4 weeks, again, not counting postage or package delivery time.

Yes. Any alumni student can decide to have their education documents apostillised, or legalized, at any time after their graduation.  This is not a process that must be completed at graduation.  Should the alumni-student decide to have their education documents apostatized, or legalized, all that is necessary is visit: https://usilacs.org/usilacs-transcript-diploma-and-certificate-legal-authentication/ 

Yes, to date our school has over 1,970 students all over the world. In their respective countries, our degree has been accepted for employment and in many cases, Expert Visa classification.

Yes.  To date and to our current knowledge, we have multiple students in China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia, Philippines, USA, Mexico, France, and many, many more.  All the degrees submitted to Florida State Apostilles, United States Department of State, and Embassy Legalization, have been accepted 100%. To date we have never had Florida, Washington DC, China, or any other foreign embassies refuse to certify one of our school’s education documents.

COSTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, DISCOUNTS & PAYMENT PLANS (9)

120-hour Bachelor Degree Tuition
   Standard tuition is $9,840
   Fully qualified HESEAP tuition is as low as $2,495
   

We offer a variety of Discount Plans and Financing Options however, we do charge service fees on payment plans.  Service fees are dependent on the payment plan you select.

We prefer payments be paid via Credit, Debit, or PayPal paid via PayPal; however, if this is not possible, we also accept Direct Bank Transfer, Western Union, and Bank Check or Money Order.

Our school offers full financing as well as other exciting discount programs.  For complete information, please visit: Discount Plans and Financing Options

 

Unfortunately, this is not a payment option available; however, our school offers full financing as well as other exciting discount programs.  For complete information, please visit: Discount Plans and Financing Options

25% Family Discount Plan:¬†If there is more than one member from the same physical immediate family who wishes to enroll, they can enroll for 25% discount off tuition.¬† Example: Bob enrolls and pays $2,495.00, then Bob’s daughter enrolls for $1,871.25.¬† In other words, one person pays the standard tuition and all other members, of their physical immediate family, can enroll for 25% off tuition; however, all enrollments must occur within 48 hours of each other. Family Discounts must be pre-approved.¬† Upon approval, the USILACS Admission’s Office will issue each additional family member a unique 25% off coupon code.¬†

25% Group Discount Plan: Groups of five or more students, who all enroll within 48 hours of each other, receive a 25% discount.¬† Groups must be pre-approved.¬† Once accepted, the USILACS Admission’s Office will issue each group member the appropriate 25% discount coupon code.¬†

For full details on both discount programs, please visit: Discount Plans and Financing Options

Our school provides scholarships in the form of over 90% reductions on tuition fees. For more information:Discount Plans and Financing Options

Yes, we have several payment plans ranging from full payment at enrollment to one-year payment plans. Discount Plans and Financing Options

It is the responsibility of the student to verify, in advance, whether their enrollment and our school qualify for which ever financial aid the student is considering. To date, since we are considered a religious based college, students have had little success with US Government financial aid and benefits.

Yes!  We offer a 25% Family Discount Plan: If there is more than one member from the same physical immediate family who wishes to enroll, they can enroll for 25% discount off tuition.  For full details please visit: Discount Plans and Financing Options

DEGREE SELECTIONS (21)

We have found the (1) Bachelor of Clerical Education, (2) Bachelor of Principles and Methods of Language Education, (3) Bachelor of Fundamentals and Methodology of Education, to be the most sought-after degrees in traditional education settings.

Currently, the most popular degrees to teach are (1) Bachelor of Doctrines and Methodology of Education, (2) Bachelor of TESOL Origins and Methods, and (3) Bachelor of Principles and Methods of Language Education.

Currently, our most popular degrees are Clerical Business Administration, Childhood Social and Moral Development, and Principles and Methods of Language Education.

The HESEAP Fast-Track Degree Program is a program whereby the applicant’s previous education and experience is evaluated, and if it meets our school‚Äôs strict requirements, the HESEAP Review Committee will award the applicant classroom learning credits. All prior learning and experience, whether that learning or experience was gained at a college, through personal experience or study, or in the workplace, is evaluated and awarded by the USILACS HESEAP Review Committee, via the USILACS HESEAP application.¬† ¬†For more information on the HESEAP program, please visit: https://usilacs.org/heseap-program/

Our school offers ten accredited Bachelor Degrees.  We offer three degrees in Business, four in Education, one in Counseling, and two in Social Science.  The first 16 courses in all degrees are identical, as these are core education courses which each student must complete. Courses 17 thru 40 are a combination of courses related to the degree, the minor, and the students elective courses.

We currently offer undergraduate students the selection of one minor as part for their degree program.  For more information regarding exactly which minors are available for each degree, please visit the following link and then select the Description next to each degree: https://usilacs.org/degree-programs/

A Bachelor Degree, or as some call an Undergraduate degree, requires 120 credit hours to complete.  It is not a calendar-based degree, but rather credit-hour based.  The time a student takes to complete their Bachelor Degree is totally dependent on how many credit hours a student takes per semester.  Our school uses a trimester system, of 12 to 15 credit hours per semester, with three semesters per year.  This method allows our Fast-Track students to graduate in three years as opposed to four.  When you hear or read a reference to a four-year degree, they are referring to a 120-hour undergraduate degree or Bachelor Degree.

Yes you can. However, it would be wise to be realistic about your own level of English and whether a heavy accent may cause doubt as to the legitimacy of your abilities.

Yes, depending on your English language proficiency.  We have had many students that, despite English not being their mother tongue, have successfully enrolled and graduated from our school.  If you are unsure of your English ability, possibly you could enroll and then, if you feel you are encountering difficulties, you may request a full refund within the first 60 days.

We have several friends who are currently earning in excess of $25.00 per hour, teaching English online to Chinese students; however, most, if not all, of these schools require a 4-year degree. 

We have several students who have used their degrees to obtain various non-teaching positions successfully. We offer a variety of degrees in different fields; Business is one of them. To date, our students have been able to successfully utilize their degrees to obtain work permits, and/or secure employment, in various countries around the world. This is the case for our students regardless of whether the degrees were in Business, Counseling, Education, or Social Science.

Yes, all USILACS degrees come with an Official Academic Transcript.

TESOL certificates are only issued upon completion of one of two programs:

  1. Bachelor of TESOL Origins and Methodology degree
  2. TESOL Minor

Yes.  We currently have many students working in the USA with degrees from our school.  We even have one student we are aware of that secured a New York State Teaching license and is currently supporting his volunteer activities by substitute teaching.

Most likely not.  It depends on the State.  We strongly recommend against attempting to obtain a teaching license; however, we have one student, we are aware of, that secured a New York State Teaching license and is currently supporting his volunteer activities by substitute teaching.  Teaching is a very justifiably controlled profession; therefore, every state, province, and country have their own regulations and requirements to qualify for a teaching license.  We strongly recommend that our students either check with the governing authority where you want to seek licensure, in advance, or seek employment in a position which does not require a teaching license. 

 

No. Although HESEAP Fast-Track Degree Program does include LAN1202 Foreign Language, Intro, this course is focused more toward how to learn a second language, not toward actually learning a foreign language.

We strongly recommend against attempting to obtain a teaching license.  Teaching is a very justifiably controlled profession; therefore, every state, province, and country have their own regulations and requirements to qualify for a teaching license.  We strongly recommend that our students either check with the governing authority where you want to seek licensure, in advance, or seek employment in a position which does not require a teaching license.  We currently have students, with and without teaching licenses, teaching in traditional and online schools in New York State USA, Hong Kong, Thailand, China, and Australia, just to name a few.

Students may change their degree program at any time prior to completing the first 16 courses of their program.  The charge to change your degree is $150.00.  No degree program changes are allowed after the student has begun their 17th course.

Yes, to date our school has over 1,970 students all over the world. In their respective countries, our degree has been accepted for employment and in many cases, Expert Visa classification.

Yes.  To date and to our current knowledge, we have multiple students in China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia, Philippines, USA, Mexico, France, and many, many more.  All the degrees submitted to Florida State Apostilles, United States Department of State, and Embassy Legalization, have been accepted 100%. To date we have never had Florida, Washington DC, China, or any other foreign embassies refuse to certify one of our school’s education documents.

Yes.  We have numerous alumni teaching English online, and we also currently have students, with and without teaching licenses, teaching in traditional schools in New York State USA, Hong Kong, Thailand, China, and Australia, just to name a few; however, we also have students who have not been able to obtain teaching licenses with a USILACS degree.  Please carefully count the cost, and verify in advance if USILACS credentials will be accepted for a teaching license where you plan to teach.

EDUCATION DOCUMENTS (8)

Many students earn Classroom Learning Credits (CLC) through our HESEAP program, or from prior college level education, which credits them for education received prior to their enrollment into USILACS.  USILACS students are required to take comprehensive competency exams for any subject for which they have received credit.

USILACS dates all courses and semesters based upon when the student received the education, for a particular course, not on the date they passed their final exam.  Therefore, yes, some students may at times see dates and semesters on their transcripts which may not exactly correspond with the student’s official dates of attendance.

Yes. Our school proudly offers certified translations from and into a wide variety of languages.  We can also fully certify and translate your education documents in an extensive array of vernaculars.  Prices vary depending on the source, and target language, as well as the amount of text to translate per page.  For a price quotation, contact our Admissions Office at admissionsoffice@usilacs.org

Yes, all USILACS degrees come with an Official Academic Transcript.

TESOL certificates are only issued upon completion of one of two programs:

  1. Bachelor of TESOL Origins and Methodology degree
  2. TESOL Minor

Yes.  We currently have many students working in the USA with degrees from our school.  We even have one student we are aware of that secured a New York State Teaching license and is currently supporting his volunteer activities by substitute teaching.

Most likely not.  It depends on the State.  We strongly recommend against attempting to obtain a teaching license; however, we have one student, we are aware of, that secured a New York State Teaching license and is currently supporting his volunteer activities by substitute teaching.  Teaching is a very justifiably controlled profession; therefore, every state, province, and country have their own regulations and requirements to qualify for a teaching license.  We strongly recommend that our students either check with the governing authority where you want to seek licensure, in advance, or seek employment in a position which does not require a teaching license. 

 

Yes. Upon enrollment, all students are emailed, a signed and sealed Official Enrollment Letter on school letterhead.

Yes.  To date and to our current knowledge, we have multiple students in China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia, Philippines, USA, Mexico, France, and many, many more.  All the degrees submitted to Florida State Apostilles, United States Department of State, and Embassy Legalization, have been accepted 100%. To date we have never had Florida, Washington DC, China, or any other foreign embassies refuse to certify one of our school’s education documents.

ENROLLMENT (30)

The acceptance of transfer credits is totally up to the accepting college or university, and requirements and procedures for transfer vary with each institution.  If you plan to enroll in another institution after our school, we strongly recommend that you check with that institution in advance.

Currently, the most popular degrees to teach are (1) Bachelor of Doctrines and Methodology of Education, (2) Bachelor of TESOL Origins and Methods, and (3) Bachelor of Principles and Methods of Language Education.

120-hour Bachelor Degree Tuition
   Standard tuition is $9,840
   Fully qualified HESEAP tuition is as low as $2,495
   

We offer a variety of Discount Plans and Financing Options however, we do charge service fees on payment plans.  Service fees are dependent on the payment plan you select.

The HESEAP Fast-Track Degree Program is a program whereby the applicant’s previous education and experience is evaluated, and if it meets our school‚Äôs strict requirements, the HESEAP Review Committee will award the applicant classroom learning credits. All prior learning and experience, whether that learning or experience was gained at a college, through personal experience or study, or in the workplace, is evaluated and awarded by the USILACS HESEAP Review Committee, via the USILACS HESEAP application.¬† ¬†For more information on the HESEAP program, please visit: https://usilacs.org/heseap-program/

You will be required to take a High School Equivalency exam prior to your graduation for an additional fee of $375.00.

We prefer payments be paid via Credit, Debit, or PayPal paid via PayPal; however, if this is not possible, we also accept Direct Bank Transfer, Western Union, and Bank Check or Money Order.

Because our school is an American-based school, all tuition and other charges are calculated in US Dollars.  Payments in any currency are acceptable; however, foreign currency payments must be made in amounts that are in equivalency to US Dollars at the time of payment.

There are no qualifications to apply; however, your prior education, training, and experience in the field in which you are applying for will greatly effect your HESEAP award.  

Our school offers full financing as well as other exciting discount programs.  For complete information, please visit: Discount Plans and Financing Options

 

A Bachelor Degree, or as some call an Undergraduate degree, requires 120 credit hours to complete.  It is not a calendar-based degree, but rather credit-hour based.  The time a student takes to complete their Bachelor Degree is totally dependent on how many credit hours a student takes per semester.  Our school uses a trimester system, of 12 to 15 credit hours per semester, with three semesters per year.  This method allows our Fast-Track students to graduate in three years as opposed to four.  When you hear or read a reference to a four-year degree, they are referring to a 120-hour undergraduate degree or Bachelor Degree.

Having a previous TESOL will not reduce the time of your course or tuition.  All prior learning and experience, whether that learning or experience was gained at a college, through personal experience or study, or in the workplace, is evaluated and awarded by the USILACS HESEAP Review Committee, via the USILACS HESEAP application.   

Unfortunately, this is not a payment option available; however, our school offers full financing as well as other exciting discount programs.  For complete information, please visit: Discount Plans and Financing Options

No; however, we strongly recommend that in most cases students be a minimum of 20 years old.  The reason for this recommendation is as follows: the average student in the USA graduates college, with a Bachelor Degree, between the ages of 21-23. However, we must keep in mind that these are the statistics for the average person. There is still the group, or percentile, of those who attended home-school, graduated high school early due to excelling academically, or attended an online school. Realistically, this means that you can even be 17 or 18!

NOTE: Please keep in mind the method we use in dating our transcripts.  If you were to graduate at 18, your transcript would show that you have been learning college-level courses since the age of 15.  Make sure to fully count the cost and confirm that a transcript showing you have been receiving college-level education, since a young age, will work for the purpose you have in mind.

All prior learning and experience, whether that learning or experience was gained at a college, through personal experience or study, or in the workplace, is evaluated and awarded by the USILACS HESEAP Review Committee, via the USILACS HESEAP application.   

Yes, depending on your English language proficiency.  We have had many students that, despite English not being their mother tongue, have successfully enrolled and graduated from our school.  If you are unsure of your English ability, possibly you could enroll and then, if you feel you are encountering difficulties, you may request a full refund within the first 60 days.

Immediately!  

We have several friends who are currently earning in excess of $25.00 per hour, teaching English online to Chinese students; however, most, if not all, of these schools require a 4-year degree. 

For those very qualified students, who had extensive prior training and experience and who received full HESEAP CLC Credit, the average completion time from enrollment to graduation for a typical academic year is less than one year.

25% Family Discount Plan:¬†If there is more than one member from the same physical immediate family who wishes to enroll, they can enroll for 25% discount off tuition.¬† Example: Bob enrolls and pays $2,495.00, then Bob’s daughter enrolls for $1,871.25.¬† In other words, one person pays the standard tuition and all other members, of their physical immediate family, can enroll for 25% off tuition; however, all enrollments must occur within 48 hours of each other. Family Discounts must be pre-approved.¬† Upon approval, the USILACS Admission’s Office will issue each additional family member a unique 25% off coupon code.¬†

25% Group Discount Plan: Groups of five or more students, who all enroll within 48 hours of each other, receive a 25% discount.¬† Groups must be pre-approved.¬† Once accepted, the USILACS Admission’s Office will issue each group member the appropriate 25% discount coupon code.¬†

For full details on both discount programs, please visit: Discount Plans and Financing Options

All prior learning and experience, whether that learning or experience was gained at a college, through personal experience or study, or in the workplace, is evaluated and awarded by the USILACS HESEAP Review Committee, via the USILACS HESEAP application.   

A student’s enrollment date is the date shown on their official Enrollment Letter.

 

Our school provides scholarships in the form of over 90% reductions on tuition fees. For more information:Discount Plans and Financing Options

No; currently the degree program is only offered in English.  We have several other languages in final stages of development, and these will begin being available in the 2020 academic year.

Yes, we have several payment plans ranging from full payment at enrollment to one-year payment plans. Discount Plans and Financing Options

It is the responsibility of the student to verify, in advance, whether their enrollment and our school qualify for which ever financial aid the student is considering. To date, since we are considered a religious based college, students have had little success with US Government financial aid and benefits.

Yes.  We currently have many students working in the USA with degrees from our school.  We even have one student we are aware of that secured a New York State Teaching license and is currently supporting his volunteer activities by substitute teaching.

No. Although HESEAP Fast-Track Degree Program does include LAN1202 Foreign Language, Intro, this course is focused more toward how to learn a second language, not toward actually learning a foreign language.

Yes, you potentially can!   All prior learning and experience, whether that learning or experience was gained at a college, through personal experience or study, or in the workplace, is evaluated and awarded by the USILACS HESEAP Review Committee, via the USILACS HESEAP application.   

Students may change their degree program at any time prior to completing the first 16 courses of their program.  The charge to change your degree is $150.00.  No degree program changes are allowed after the student has begun their 17th course.

Yes!  We offer a 25% Family Discount Plan: If there is more than one member from the same physical immediate family who wishes to enroll, they can enroll for 25% discount off tuition.  For full details please visit: Discount Plans and Financing Options

HESEAP FAST-TRACK DEGREE PROGRAM (18)

The acceptance of transfer credits is totally up to the accepting college or university, and requirements and procedures for transfer vary with each institution.  If you plan to enroll in another institution after our school, we strongly recommend that you check with that institution in advance.

120-hour Bachelor Degree Tuition
   Standard tuition is $9,840
   Fully qualified HESEAP tuition is as low as $2,495
   

We offer a variety of Discount Plans and Financing Options however, we do charge service fees on payment plans.  Service fees are dependent on the payment plan you select.

The HESEAP Fast-Track Degree Program is a program whereby the applicant’s previous education and experience is evaluated, and if it meets our school‚Äôs strict requirements, the HESEAP Review Committee will award the applicant classroom learning credits. All prior learning and experience, whether that learning or experience was gained at a college, through personal experience or study, or in the workplace, is evaluated and awarded by the USILACS HESEAP Review Committee, via the USILACS HESEAP application.¬† ¬†For more information on the HESEAP program, please visit: https://usilacs.org/heseap-program/

There are no qualifications to apply; however, your prior education, training, and experience in the field in which you are applying for will greatly effect your HESEAP award.  

A Bachelor Degree, or as some call an Undergraduate degree, requires 120 credit hours to complete.  It is not a calendar-based degree, but rather credit-hour based.  The time a student takes to complete their Bachelor Degree is totally dependent on how many credit hours a student takes per semester.  Our school uses a trimester system, of 12 to 15 credit hours per semester, with three semesters per year.  This method allows our Fast-Track students to graduate in three years as opposed to four.  When you hear or read a reference to a four-year degree, they are referring to a 120-hour undergraduate degree or Bachelor Degree.

Having a previous TESOL will not reduce the time of your course or tuition.  All prior learning and experience, whether that learning or experience was gained at a college, through personal experience or study, or in the workplace, is evaluated and awarded by the USILACS HESEAP Review Committee, via the USILACS HESEAP application.   

No; however, we strongly recommend that in most cases students be a minimum of 20 years old.  The reason for this recommendation is as follows: the average student in the USA graduates college, with a Bachelor Degree, between the ages of 21-23. However, we must keep in mind that these are the statistics for the average person. There is still the group, or percentile, of those who attended home-school, graduated high school early due to excelling academically, or attended an online school. Realistically, this means that you can even be 17 or 18!

NOTE: Please keep in mind the method we use in dating our transcripts.  If you were to graduate at 18, your transcript would show that you have been learning college-level courses since the age of 15.  Make sure to fully count the cost and confirm that a transcript showing you have been receiving college-level education, since a young age, will work for the purpose you have in mind.

All prior learning and experience, whether that learning or experience was gained at a college, through personal experience or study, or in the workplace, is evaluated and awarded by the USILACS HESEAP Review Committee, via the USILACS HESEAP application.   

Yes, depending on your English language proficiency.  We have had many students that, despite English not being their mother tongue, have successfully enrolled and graduated from our school.  If you are unsure of your English ability, possibly you could enroll and then, if you feel you are encountering difficulties, you may request a full refund within the first 60 days.

For those very qualified students, who had extensive prior training and experience and who received full HESEAP CLC Credit, the average completion time from enrollment to graduation for a typical academic year is less than one year.

All prior learning and experience, whether that learning or experience was gained at a college, through personal experience or study, or in the workplace, is evaluated and awarded by the USILACS HESEAP Review Committee, via the USILACS HESEAP application.   

We have several students who have used their degrees to obtain various non-teaching positions successfully. We offer a variety of degrees in different fields; Business is one of them. To date, our students have been able to successfully utilize their degrees to obtain work permits, and/or secure employment, in various countries around the world. This is the case for our students regardless of whether the degrees were in Business, Counseling, Education, or Social Science.

No; currently the degree program is only offered in English.  We have several other languages in final stages of development, and these will begin being available in the 2020 academic year.

Yes, all USILACS degrees come with an Official Academic Transcript.

Yes.  We currently have many students working in the USA with degrees from our school.  We even have one student we are aware of that secured a New York State Teaching license and is currently supporting his volunteer activities by substitute teaching.

No. Although HESEAP Fast-Track Degree Program does include LAN1202 Foreign Language, Intro, this course is focused more toward how to learn a second language, not toward actually learning a foreign language.

Yes, you potentially can!   All prior learning and experience, whether that learning or experience was gained at a college, through personal experience or study, or in the workplace, is evaluated and awarded by the USILACS HESEAP Review Committee, via the USILACS HESEAP application.   

Yes, to date our school has over 1,970 students all over the world. In their respective countries, our degree has been accepted for employment and in many cases, Expert Visa classification.

MAJORS & MINORS (3)

All undergraduate degrees from our school are Bachelor of Science degrees, however, our school includes the major in the title of the degree.  Example: A Bachelor of Science with a major in Clerical Education, is titled and conferred as follows: Bachelor of Clerical Education.

We currently offer undergraduate students the selection of one minor as part for their degree program.  For more information regarding exactly which minors are available for each degree, please visit the following link and then select the Description next to each degree: https://usilacs.org/degree-programs/

The minor selection is dependent on what undergraduate degree program you choose.  We offer a vast selection of degree programs and minors to students depending on whether they choose a degree in Business, Education, Counseling or Social Science. 

MISC. QUESTIONS (24)

The acceptance of transfer credits is totally up to the accepting college or university, and requirements and procedures for transfer vary with each institution.  If you plan to enroll in another institution after our school, we strongly recommend that you check with that institution in advance.

Many students earn Classroom Learning Credits (CLC) through our HESEAP program, or from prior college level education, which credits them for education received prior to their enrollment into USILACS.  USILACS students are required to take comprehensive competency exams for any subject for which they have received credit.

USILACS dates all courses and semesters based upon when the student received the education, for a particular course, not on the date they passed their final exam.  Therefore, yes, some students may at times see dates and semesters on their transcripts which may not exactly correspond with the student’s official dates of attendance.

A: Prior to graduation and the issuance of any Diploma, Transcript, or TESOL Certificates, USILACS offers a full refund policy within the first 60 days.  There are no refunds after graduation, or after the issuance of a Diploma, Transcript, or TESOL Certificate.

The HESEAP Fast-Track Degree Program is a program whereby the applicant’s previous education and experience is evaluated, and if it meets our school‚Äôs strict requirements, the HESEAP Review Committee will award the applicant classroom learning credits. All prior learning and experience, whether that learning or experience was gained at a college, through personal experience or study, or in the workplace, is evaluated and awarded by the USILACS HESEAP Review Committee, via the USILACS HESEAP application.¬† ¬†For more information on the HESEAP program, please visit: https://usilacs.org/heseap-program/

You will be required to take a High School Equivalency exam prior to your graduation for an additional fee of $375.00.

A Bachelor Degree, or as some call an Undergraduate degree, requires 120 credit hours to complete.  It is not a calendar-based degree, but rather credit-hour based.  The time a student takes to complete their Bachelor Degree is totally dependent on how many credit hours a student takes per semester.  Our school uses a trimester system, of 12 to 15 credit hours per semester, with three semesters per year.  This method allows our Fast-Track students to graduate in three years as opposed to four.  When you hear or read a reference to a four-year degree, they are referring to a 120-hour undergraduate degree or Bachelor Degree.

Yes.  We are nationally accredited and are pursuing regional accreditation.

National vs. Regional Accreditation

USILACS is nationally accredited by the North American Commission on College and University Accreditation; however, the most preferred accreditation a college can achieve is US regional accreditation. USILACS is not currently regionally accredited; however, USILACS is currently working to secure US regional accreditation as well as other foreign accreditations and listings on national approved college databases. USILACS expects to secure regional or foreign accreditation in 2021.

NOTE: If your future plans require a college with US regional accreditation or listing on the US Department of Education database, then we humbly recommend you possibly consider looking at other larger more traditional schools.  We would recommend Phoenix University, University of Arizona, and Harvard Extension School as the all have wonderful programs. They are all fully regionally accredited; however, they require substantially more time to complete and are much more costly than USILACS.

USILACS urges you to fully count the cost and conduct your own due diligence to assure yourself that a USILACS degree will work for you.  No one single degree and/or college will work to fulfill all plans.  Each college and each degree are different.

All prior learning and experience, whether that learning or experience was gained at a college, through personal experience or study, or in the workplace, is evaluated and awarded by the USILACS HESEAP Review Committee, via the USILACS HESEAP application.   

Yes, depending on your English language proficiency.  We have had many students that, despite English not being their mother tongue, have successfully enrolled and graduated from our school.  If you are unsure of your English ability, possibly you could enroll and then, if you feel you are encountering difficulties, you may request a full refund within the first 60 days.

The grades earned from standard exams will show to your student portal within a minute or two.  Premium exams scores require approval by a staff member from our Academic Department.  Depending on the day of the week, or time of day, your Premium Exam may be pending approval and not shown on your student portal for 24 to 48 hours.

We have several friends who are currently earning in excess of $25.00 per hour, teaching English online to Chinese students; however, most, if not all, of these schools require a 4-year degree. 

We have several students who have used their degrees to obtain various non-teaching positions successfully. We offer a variety of degrees in different fields; Business is one of them. To date, our students have been able to successfully utilize their degrees to obtain work permits, and/or secure employment, in various countries around the world. This is the case for our students regardless of whether the degrees were in Business, Counseling, Education, or Social Science.

Yes. Our school proudly offers certified translations from and into a wide variety of languages.  We can also fully certify and translate your education documents in an extensive array of vernaculars.  Prices vary depending on the source, and target language, as well as the amount of text to translate per page.  For a price quotation, contact our Admissions Office at admissionsoffice@usilacs.org

Currently, our Admissions Office offers alumni students free online and traditional employment recommendations for employers who hire USILACS graduates; we also provide visa assistance in the way of education document authentication and legalization.  Our Admissions Office also has the ability to recommend other friends, who are knowledgeable, with various countries visa and work-permit regulations and requirements. 

Our school offers Letters of Recommendation to all graduates upon request.

Yes.  We currently have many students working in the USA with degrees from our school.  We even have one student we are aware of that secured a New York State Teaching license and is currently supporting his volunteer activities by substitute teaching.

Most likely not.  It depends on the State.  We strongly recommend against attempting to obtain a teaching license; however, we have one student, we are aware of, that secured a New York State Teaching license and is currently supporting his volunteer activities by substitute teaching.  Teaching is a very justifiably controlled profession; therefore, every state, province, and country have their own regulations and requirements to qualify for a teaching license.  We strongly recommend that our students either check with the governing authority where you want to seek licensure, in advance, or seek employment in a position which does not require a teaching license. 

 

It is the responsibility of the student to verify in advance whether they can claim their tuition on income taxes, or for other credits, they may or may not be eligible.¬† We are a religious based college and, as a result, we are not eligible to participate in the US Department of Education’s student aid programs. (See IRS 1098-T Regulations Below). However, upon request by any current or alumni student, our school is more than happy to complete any forms requested or to supply any information needed.

Eligible educational institution.

An eligible educational institution is a college, university, vocational school, or other postsecondary educational institution that is described in section 481 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 as in effect on August 5, 1997, and that is eligible to participate in the Department of Education’s student aid programs.

Yes. Upon enrollment, all students are emailed, a signed and sealed Official Enrollment Letter on school letterhead.

Students may change their degree program at any time prior to completing the first 16 courses of their program.  The charge to change your degree is $150.00.  No degree program changes are allowed after the student has begun their 17th course.

Yes, to date our school has over 1,970 students all over the world. In their respective countries, our degree has been accepted for employment and in many cases, Expert Visa classification.

Yes.  To date and to our current knowledge, we have multiple students in China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia, Philippines, USA, Mexico, France, and many, many more.  All the degrees submitted to Florida State Apostilles, United States Department of State, and Embassy Legalization, have been accepted 100%. To date we have never had Florida, Washington DC, China, or any other foreign embassies refuse to certify one of our school’s education documents.

Yes.  We have numerous alumni teaching English online, and we also currently have students, with and without teaching licenses, teaching in traditional schools in New York State USA, Hong Kong, Thailand, China, and Australia, just to name a few; however, we also have students who have not been able to obtain teaching licenses with a USILACS degree.  Please carefully count the cost, and verify in advance if USILACS credentials will be accepted for a teaching license where you plan to teach.

Less than 2 weeks. Grades are reviewed, approved, documents prepared, scanned, emailed, and then sent out.

TEACHING LICENSES (6)

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Yes.  We currently have many students working in the USA with degrees from our school.  We even have one student we are aware of that secured a New York State Teaching license and is currently supporting his volunteer activities by substitute teaching.

Most likely not.  It depends on the State.  We strongly recommend against attempting to obtain a teaching license; however, we have one student, we are aware of, that secured a New York State Teaching license and is currently supporting his volunteer activities by substitute teaching.  Teaching is a very justifiably controlled profession; therefore, every state, province, and country have their own regulations and requirements to qualify for a teaching license.  We strongly recommend that our students either check with the governing authority where you want to seek licensure, in advance, or seek employment in a position which does not require a teaching license. 

 

We strongly recommend against attempting to obtain a teaching license.  Teaching is a very justifiably controlled profession; therefore, every state, province, and country have their own regulations and requirements to qualify for a teaching license.  We strongly recommend that our students either check with the governing authority where you want to seek licensure, in advance, or seek employment in a position which does not require a teaching license.  We currently have students, with and without teaching licenses, teaching in traditional and online schools in New York State USA, Hong Kong, Thailand, China, and Australia, just to name a few.

Yes, to date our school has over 1,970 students all over the world. In their respective countries, our degree has been accepted for employment and in many cases, Expert Visa classification.

Yes.  We have numerous alumni teaching English online, and we also currently have students, with and without teaching licenses, teaching in traditional schools in New York State USA, Hong Kong, Thailand, China, and Australia, just to name a few; however, we also have students who have not been able to obtain teaching licenses with a USILACS degree.  Please carefully count the cost, and verify in advance if USILACS credentials will be accepted for a teaching license where you plan to teach.

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