How long is this program? 
Discovery Leadership College offers rolling admission. Students may begin the in either the Fall or Spring semester. The full duration of the program is 2 years (4 years for BA/BS students).

How long do I have to wait to get a response once I have submitted my application?
Upon receiving your completed application, including sending the required documents, your application will be reviewed by Discovery Leadership College staff. You can expect a response within 14-21 days.

What is the Application Fee?
There is a $50.00USD application fee collected by the College as part of the initial application process. It covers the administration costs associated with processing applications for enrollment.

What do I receive from this program?
After successfully completing your two (or four) years of study you are eligible to receive an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Ministerial Leadership (AML) or one of the 3 Bachelor's Degrees Offered ( for more info). Students who complete one year of Discovery Leadership College will also be recognized for their accomplishments.

Does the college offer financial aid or student loans?
Because Southeastern University is a regionally accredited institution, its partnership with Discovery Leadership College enables enrolled students to pay for their college experience using federal financial aid. To be eligible for such funding, the student must file an Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as a FAFSA and maintain 12 credit hours each semester. In doing so, the student may apply for federal aid in the form of a Pell Grant, federal Stafford (student) loan or federal parent loan. 
*SEU’s school code is available upon request

What are the hours like at college? Is there a day off?
Discovery Leadership College runs 5 days a week (10hrs./week are required for practicum hours). In addition, we expect students to attend Chapel and Academic Hour on Wednesdays, attend and serve at three services on a Sunday, as well as community outreach events on the 2nd or 4th Saturday at Dream Center - Bakersfield.

Can you come as a married couple?
Yes, we allow married students as long as their spouse is in full agreement of the decision.

Is there an age Limit?
Discovery Leadership College is currently open to students of all ages with a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Do I need to be water baptized or baptized in the Holy Spirit to apply?
No, but we believe these are important steps in our faith and we hope that this will be a part of your college experience.

Will I need a car?
Having a car will be up to you personal preference. You will not be required to own one for college.

Should I bring a laptop or desktop computer?
Yes, a laptop or desktop computer will be important to your experience as a student.

Are international students accepted?
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept and accommodate for international students at this time.