New Life Bible College & Seminary
1900 Polaris Parkway
Columbus, Ohio 43240
You may be closer to earning a Degree than you know!
The Life Experience Assessment Program (LEAP) is designed to apply college credits towards the Degree Program of the student’s choice. This affords the student to be credited with what they have already learned. In addition, students who qualify for LEAP may be able to reduce their course load by as much as 30%.
LEAP is designed to bestow college level credits to individuals who submit valid and verifiable information on their resume to be accredited towards their Degree Program. Prior learning, work/ministry/military experience, seminars attended, books read and professional licenses, certificates and diplomas are evaluated for credit. LEAP also allows a student to have up to 30 credits awarded towards their Degree Program.
In order to qualify for the LEAP Program, the student must present verifiable proof of the following:
1. All previous credit earned (must submit official transcripts)
2. All previously earned Certificates, Diplomas and/or Degrees (photocopies of originals)
3. A complete Professional/Theological/Ministerial Resume
4. Listing of books read, courses and seminars attended (credit or non-
5. If the student has published theological works, the student must present copies of all such works to the LEAP Review Committee
The applicant must complete a Portfolio Assessment Evaluation which is required to review and calculate total credits to be awarded for prior learning and professional credits earned. The cost of the Portfolio Assessment is $300.00. This Assessment Fee must be paid in full at time of application/enrollment and is non-
There will be a $13.33 assessment fee applied towards every Life Experience credit awarded towards your degree program.
In addition to completing the Portfolio Assessment Evaluation, the student must also complete a 400 question Bible knowledge exam. This is a College-
How to Apply:
Complete and submit the NLBCS LEAP application. There is a one-
Your application will not be reviewed if payment has not been received for the Portfolio Assessment. You may mail your completed LEAP Application to the NLBCS school address along with the required fee in the amount of $300.00.
If you qualify for the LEAP Program you will also be required to pass the 400 question NLBCS Bible Knowledge Equivalency Exam. There is a $100.00 fee for taking this exam.
You will be eligible for the LEAP Program after you have done the following:
1. Submit your completed LEAP Application along with the required documents to complete your Portfolio Assessment.
2. Receive a passing score of no less than 70% on the Bible Knowledge Equivalency Exam.
Be sure to follow the following instructions carefully before submitting your LEAP Application. Failure to submit accurate and required information will be grounds for rejection of your application.
Please submit the following information for review in an E-
Full Name (required)
Last 4 of SSN
Phone ( include area code and number )
Current Ministerial Status
Name of Local Church
Church Phone (include area code and number)
Name, Address and Phone of High School attended:
Name, Address and Phone Number(s) of College(s) attended
Character Reference 1 include name address phone and email
Character Reference 2 include name address phone and email
Character Reference 3 include name address phone and email
In 500 words or less explain what is needed for one to receive eternal life
In 500 words or less tell us about your turning points in your spiritual journey
In 500 words or less tell us about your family
What is your philosophy of ministry?
What are your future ministry plans?
Why are you interested in the Life Experience Acquired Degree Program?
What area of theology represents your greatest interest right now?
How are you pursuing it?
How are you integrating it into your ministry?
How are you integrating it into your ministry?
Tell us about your Christian Experience
Tell us about your calling into the ministry
What are your personal qualifications for ministry?
Tell us about your Educational Background
What is your personal belief of the Doctrine of God?
What is your personal belief of the Doctrine of Christ?
What is your personal belief of the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit?
What is your personal belief of the Doctrine of the Holy Bible?
What is your personal belief of the Doctrine of Baptism?
What is your personal belief of the Doctrine of Holy Communion?
What is your personal belief of the Doctrine of Salvation?
What is your personal belief of the Doctrine of Sanctification/Holiness?
What is your personal belief of the Doctrine of Justification?
What is your personal belief of the Doctrine of the Baptism in the Holy Ghost?
What is your personal belief of the Doctrine of Eschatology (Last Things)?
Explain to us the office and function of Apostles Prophets Evangelists Pastors Teachers Elders Deacons Bishops
Degree I am applying for
How did you hear about NLBCS?
Other Additional Comments
Best time to contact you
The NLBCS Bible Knowledge Equivalency Exam will be emailed to you after the Portfolio Assessment fee has been made.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or call us at 844-