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Please read these Terms of Service or Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) carefully before using the AlphaUniversity.education (the "Service") operated by AlphaUniversity.education ("Alpha University", "Alpha", "us", "we", or "our"). You expressly agree that by using the Site and reliance of its content is at your own risk.
This Terms and Conditions apply to all visitors, parent and student, or guardian or any person, users and others who wish to access or use the Service. Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned upon your acceptance of and compliance with this Terms.
By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by this Terms.
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The Terms and Conditions set out here are a Legal Agreement
This ("Agreement") between you and Alpha University ("Alpha University", "Alpha", "us", "we", or "our") govern any use of any of our products and or services (collectively referred to herein as "Services"), including, but not limited to, our exams, our study/prep programs and related materials, whether delivered by shipment or accessed electronically, made available to you by us. You must agree to these terms before establishing an account with us and before you access any of our Services. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions do not use any of our Services. By using any of our Services, you acknowledge and warrant the truthfulness of all the information you submit with Alpha and you also acknowledge that you have read, understand, and you agree with all Terms and Conditions set out here, and that you fully agree that all sales are final and that there are no refunds whatsoever. We may from time to time modify these Terms of Conditions and will post a copy of the amended Agreement on this page. If you do not agree to, or cannot comply with, the Agreement as amended, you must stop using Alpha's Services. You will be deemed to have accepted the Agreement, as it may be amended from time to time, if you continue to use any of the Alpha's Services after any amendments to such Agreement are posted on the Site. Alpha University is U.S.-based business, operating in and from the United States.
You understand and agree that Alpha Services constitute intellectual property and proprietary material that is owned by Alpha University or its licensors and is protected under intellectual property laws in the United States and other countries, which includes, but is not limited to, copyright. All rights not expressly granted to you under this Agreement are reserved by Alpha University and its licensors. All educational programs, service marks, graphics, and logos used in connection with the Alpha Services are our intellectual property. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics, and logos used in connection with the Alpha Services may be the trademarks of their respective owners and used with their consent. Alpha University and its licensors do not grant to you any right or license in connection with any of the foregoing trademarks, service marks, graphics, or logos.
Educational Service Terms
Alpha Services made available to you by Alpha belongs to us, and are not sold, to you, subject to the terms of this Agreement and your timely payment of any fees that may be due and payable by you to Alpha. The use our Services is subject to your prior acceptance of this Agreement and you agree that these terms will apply to each of our Services, including any updates or enhancements thereto. You are not authorized to assign or transfer these Services or your access code, username, or password to any other person or entity. You agree not to copy, modify, rent, lease, loan, sublicense, sell, distribute, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, or create any derivative works of or based on our Services. You agree to use our Services only as permitted under this Agreement. You will not disclose any our Services or any part thereof, including any material and exam questions and answers, to any third party, as our Services are the proprietary property of Alpha and doing so would result in serious financial harm to Alpha, for which you may be held personally liable. Any violation of these terms may subject you to civil and criminal penalties, prosecution, monetary damages, and the immediate termination of your access to use our Services. If Alpha reasonably suspects that you have violated this Agreement, or if you have not paid fees when due and payable to Alpha, then, without notice to you, Alpha may terminate this Agreement, and your account and deny you further access to our Services and you may face disciplinary action, including the revocation of your credentials. Alpha reserves the right to report violations of these Rules to concerned third parties, which may include the candidate’s school or employer, any regulatory or licensing body, or law enforcement. Alpha may take any and all legal action necessary to protect its intellectual property. Upon termination of this Agreement, you shall cease all use of the our Services and remain liable for paying all amounts that may be due and payable by you to Alpha. Alpha reserves the right to modify, suspend, remove, or disable access to any of our Services at any time without notice and in no event will Alpha be liable for making any such changes.
Disclaimer of Warranties
Alpha Services are provided to you "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE", without warranty of any kind whatsoever. No oral or written statement by any Alpha employee or representative shall create a warranty or modify this section. You expressly agree that your use of, or your inability to use, Alpha Services is at your sole risk. Alpha does not warrant or assume responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any information, text, graphics, links, or other items contained within our Services. We try to keep our services secure and functioning properly, but we cannot make any warranties respecting any harm that may be caused by the transmission of a computer virus, worm, time bomb, logic bomb, or other such computer program. Alpha does not guarantee or warrant that your use of our Services will be error-free or uninterrupted. Use our Services at your own risk.
Limitation of Liability
In no event will Alpha, or their respective directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, principles, or licensors be liable, for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages, including but not limited to, lost profits, loss data, or business disruption, arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or your use of our Services whatsoever. Use our Services at your own risk. In no event shall Alpha's total liability to you for all damages exceed the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The foregoing limitations will apply even if the above stated remedy fails of its essential purpose.
By accepting this Agreement and using our Services, you agree that you will indemnify and hold Alpha, its directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, principals, and licensors harmless in connection with any claim arising out of your breach of the terms of this Agreement, your use of our Services, or any action taken by us to protect its intellectual property, including, but not limited to, suspension or termination of your access to our Services.
Personal Identity Information
This information that you provide to us must be accurate and will be considered correct. We collect two types of information about students and parent or guardian: Personal information (such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, SSN, DL #, etc.) which you have voluntarily submitted to us, and aggregate information (such as information about how many visitors log on to our sites, the pages they access, IP addresses, etc.) You certify that all information given is accurate and you acknowledge and warrant the truthfulness of the information and that the student will be taking the classes and completing all assignments, furthermore student and parent agree that if student information or any information is found to be deliberately false, student enrollment may be terminated without refund.
Alpha University is registered with the Commission for Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education to operate and award degrees pursuant to Section 1005.06(1)(f), Florida Statutes and Rule 6E-5.001, Florida Administrative Code. Credits and or degrees earned from colleges registered with the Commission for Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education, pursuant to Section 1005.06(1)(f), Florida Statutes and Rule 6E-5.001, Florida Administrative Code, do not qualify the holder for a state teaching certification, nor do they qualify him or her to participate in professional licensing examinations. Any person interested in obtaining a state teaching certificate or practicing a regulated profession should contact the appropriate regulatory agency in the field of his interest. Alpha University offers educational programs designed for spiritual leaders who desire to be equipped and trained for effective Christian ministry and prepares students for religious vocations as ministers, laypersons in the categories of ministry, pastoral counseling, theology, and Christian education. Alpha University is not affiliated with any governmental accrediting agency and is solely committed to Christian education.
Purchases, Tuition Agreement, and Refund Policy
Refer a Student
When a new student enrolls at Alpha University based on your recommendation, both you and the student will receive 5% reduction for the education program the student enrolled in. The more students you refer, the more you save. You're welcome to refer a student here.
Transfer Credits at Alpha University
Alpha University is dedicated to saving you time and money by providing easy and fair transfer evaluations for eligible course credit. As an online student at Alpha University, you can transfer in, as follows:
⇨ Up to 75% of credits or up to 110 credits into a Bachelor’s degree for courses with a grade of C- or higher are generally transferrable;
⇨ Up to 75% of credits or up to 18 credits into a Master’s degree for courses with a grade of C- or higher are generally transferrable; and,
⇨ Up to 75% of credits or up to 18 credits into a Doctoral’s degree for courses with a grade of C- or higher are generally transferrable.
Life Experience Credits
Based upon an evaluation of prior ministry, credit and non-credit education, prior teaching and accomplishments. Maximum credits allowed for Life Experience Credits LEC’s are 36 credit hours at the undergraduate level and 12 semester credit hours at the graduate level.
Experiential Learning Course Exams
Students who have prior ministry experience are allowed to take the Experiential Learning Course Exams ELCE to aid in the design of their course work to finish up a program. This insures that your education is thorough and well-rounded. If you receive a grade of 75% or higher, you will be awarded credit for that course. Any score below 75% will require you to take the complete course.
Student Enrollment or Award Verification
Student Enrollment Verification will verify by email student's name and program of enrollment. Student Award Verification will verify by email student's name, award, award date, and overall GPA.
Transferability of credits earned at Alpha University and transferred to another institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution.
Maximum Time to Complete Intensive Courses
For one (1) month intensive courses, students must complete all course work, including but not limited to assignments and tests, within one (1) month of the intensive courses. One month intensive courses start every Monday at 8:00 AM EST and end 30 days later of enrollment, on the same day of the next month at 11:59 PM EST. Otherwise, students will be given an "I" incomplete for that class and a re-enrollment fee of $100 must be paid for each class that has lapsed. The cost for the one month intensive courses is rated at $100 course fee per week and includes an upfront payment of $400 course fee for four weeks; which is additional to the Technology Fee (per course).
Continuous Enrollment Policy
A student admitted in one (1) month intensive courses program must register/enroll in a new intensive course each month on Monday by 11:59 PM EST and continuously take one (1) month intensive courses until the completion of the requirements of the program are met. Also, students admitted to a thesis or doctoral dissertation program, who begins working on first thesis or doctoral course; TRES 789: Thesis Research and Writing or DPRO 889: Dissertation Prospectus, must register/enroll in a new dissertation course each month on Monday by 11:59 PM EST and take monthly one (1) month intensive course until the completion of thesis or dissertation requirements are met. Students enrolled in thesis study or dissertation research are required to take the Dissertation intensive courses a minimum of five (5) times.
Thesis and Dissertation Research
APA Style & Mechanics
Students will write the Dissertation Research study using the APA Style format. Students will be provided with the dissertation template.
To enroll in the Comprehensive Exam course, students must have successfully completed all required coursework and must be in good standing. Students who are unsuccessful in the comprehensive exam are allowed a second chance to pass.
PHASE ONE: Submit a three page Dissertation Prospectus; which includes your dissertation topic, abstract, research background, problem statement, purpose statement; and research questions.
PHASE TWO: Conduct your research and submit your research manuscript for review after the completion of each chapter, as follows:
Chapter One: Introduction;
Chapter Two: Literature Review;
Chapter Three: Methodology;
Chapter Four: Findings; and,
Chapter Five: Discussion.
Students enrolled in dissertation research are required to take the Dissertation intensive courses a minimum of five (5) times.
PHASE THREE: Upon completion and approval of your Dissertation Research paper, the candidate will present a 15-20 minute PowerPoint oral final defense of the study with an emphasis on the findings and the conclusions. Evaluation of the Final Defense will include three possible results: Pass, Provisionally approved with revisions, or Failure.
We believe ...
We believe in the inspiration of the Bible (both the Old and the New Testaments); the creation of man by the direct act of God; the incarnation and virgin birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; His identification as the Son of God; His vicarious atonement for the sins of mankind by the shedding of His blood on the cross; the resurrection of His body from the tomb; His power to save men from sin; the new birth through the regeneration by the Holy Spirit; and the gift of eternal life by the grace of God.
The Scriptures: We believe that all of Scripture (i.e. both the Old and New Testament) is verbally inspired by God, and is our final authority in all matters pertaining to doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16,17).
God: We believe in only one true God; One in essence, nature, and attributes, but existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (1 John 5:7).
Jesus Christ: We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, of His shed blood on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins, of His bodily resurrection and ascension to the Father's right hand. We do not believe that He is a way to the Father, but rather the only way through which we can receive righteousness, regeneration, sanctification, and glorification. He is, in fact, our salvation (1 Corinthians 1:30-31).
Holy Spirit: We believe in the baptism with the Holy Spirit, expressed with speaking in tongues according to Acts 1:8; 2:4; 9:17; 10:44-46; 11:15-16; and 19:6. We believe this experience is distinct from, and subsequent to, the new birth, and can be received by faith (Galatians 3:2).
Salvation: We believe that all who, in repentance and faith, receive the Lord Jesus as Savior and Lord are born again (Acts 20:20-21; Romans 10:9-13).
The Resurrection: We believe in the resurrection of the just and the unjust; one to everlasting life and one to everlasting damnation (Matthew 25:46).
The Second Coming: We believe in a literal, physical second return of the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 1:10; 4:16-17).
The Church: We believe that the universal church is comprised of all true believers who have received salvation through Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23). We also believe in and encourage fellowship with a local church (Hebrews 10:25).
Code of Honor
We have zero tolerance for any form of cheating, plagiarism, and falsification. If any student is found to be cheating, plagiarizing, or falsifying, they will receive a Failing grade for the course and student enrollment may be terminated without any refund.
The Service and its original and all posted content, features and functionality are and will remain the exclusive property of AlphaUniversity.education and its licensors. The Service is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Our trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of AlphaUniversity.education.
Availability, Errors and Inaccuracies
We are constantly updating product and service offerings on the Service. We may experience delays in updating information on the Service and in our advertising on other web sites. The information found on the Service may contain errors or inaccuracies and may not be complete or current. Products or services may be mispriced, described inaccurately, or unavailable on the Service and we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information found on the Service. We therefore reserve the right to change or update information and to correct errors, inaccuracies, or omissions at any time without prior notice.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion. By continuing to access or use our Service after any revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, you are no longer authorized to use the Service.
Alpha University admits students of any race, color, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school-administered programs.
If you would like to consider opportunities with Alpha University, please complete your employment application here.
We may terminate or suspend your account and bar access to the Service immediately, refuse service, remove or edit content without prior notice or liability, under our sole discretion, for any reason whatsoever and without limitation, including but not limited to a breach of the Terms. All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination, under our sole discretion, shall survive termination.
Any person using our Service is subject to all claims and defenses which the debtor could assert against the seller of goods or services obtained pursuant hereto or with the proceeds hereof. Any person using our Service fully agrees with our Terms. The parent or guardian approves all of the student's acceptance and obligations under this Terms. Your acceptance of this Terms indicates you have read and understood the Terms and processing a payment to us constitutes an acceptance of this Terms by any person using our Service.
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