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Ascent Bible and Leadership College provides a holistic development model for our students that create environments not only for ministry purposes but for personal and spiritual growth. Participation in ABLC equips students through courses in Apologetics, Bible, Theology, and Leadership.
The mission of ABLC is for students to discover and live out their God-given purpose and potential. We desire that you become a fully devoted follower of Christ who makes Christ know throughout the earth and help others discover their God-given potential. We aim to intentionally advance individuals to live a life of significance on purpose for God.
Associate of Bible and Theology
ABLC is accredited through Transworld Accrediting Commission International. Because the ABLC is an institution that offers only religious and theological degrees, we are exempt from oversight by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. The accrediting body name is not recognized by the SC Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
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The school is funded by donations from its students
See Tuition and Fees for more information.
Our instructors are professionals who are passionate about the subjects they teach. You can view their bios here.
More than a degree program.
ABLC is more than just a degree program: it’s an experience.
It offers opportunities for students to receive and refine ministry skills and challenges student to greater leadership capacity through the leadership development courses.
We want students to grow wholly in their heart, soul, mind, and strength. ABLC is designed to help students further their journey of identifying and discovering one’s calling, purpose, spiritual gifts, and identity. Whether a graduate decides to go into full-time ministry or not, the ministry skills, Biblical knowledge, and degrees acquired at ABLC will be beneficial to help them live a life on purpose for God.
You can earn your Associate degree in Bible and Theology in one year (12 courses), and your Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and Leadership in two additional years (20 courses).
Non-Degree Certificate Program
ABLC allows individuals who have not matriculated into a degree program access to credit courses as a part-time student. Non-degree seeking students may apply to ABLC by filling out the application and paying the one-time applicant fee of $25. NDCP seeking students must follow the syllabus of each course and pass the course to receive a Certificate of Completion in each course(s) they take.
- Course fees must be paid in full prior to taking an individual course.
- NDCP seeking students may choose any course as it is listed in the Course Schedule.
- NDCP students are expected to follow all regulations laid out in the Course Schedule and adhere to the instructor’s instructions for each course.
- Admission to the Non-Degree Certificate Program does not imply admission to an undergraduate or graduate degree program.
- Students subsequently admitted to the Non-Degree Certificate Program who wish to later apply for an undergraduate program may have consideration of all coursework, including grades, applied to the undergraduate degree total GPA.
Tuition and Fees
One-time non-refundable application fee: $25
Course fees range depending on the length of the course. See our Spring 2019 course schedule for more info.
Graduation fee: $100-300, depending on the degree obtained
Most books that you are required to purchase are in the $9-$20 price range. You will be required to purchase one – three books per semester.
ABLC will evaluate student’s previous undergraduate coursework for possible credit transfer to a ABLC degree. We cannot guarantee that credits earned at ABLC will transfer to other colleges, schools, universities or other higher learning education facilities. It’s your responsibility to check for their acceptance of credits earned at ABLC.
ABLC seeks individuals who are High School graduates have obtained a GED, or are in the process of obtaining a GED. Fill out the application in its entirety. Follow the directions on the application to send in the $25 application fee. After the ABLC staff reviews the application you will receive further direction via email.
All classes are administered through the Moodle learning management system.