Prior Learning and Experience

People come to Horizon for various reasons, from diverse evangelical traditions, and at different points on their walk with Christ. Our students range in age from freshly graduated high school to freshly retired, all seeking God’s next best direction for their lives. Horizon isn’t a place where one size is meant to fit all, but a place where you can be who God has created you to be.

Because we recognize that not everyone’s story is the same, we are able to take prior learning and experience into account during the admissions process.

“Coming to Horizon after YWAM built on my ministry experience by equipping me as a passionate, faithful, and knowledgeable leader in both life and ministry!”

Kiersten Andreae


PLAR stands for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition. On a case-by-case basis we are able to award credit for prior knowledge and life experience.


After YWAM, What? Did you spend time at YWAM or Capernwray, or with some similar organization after high school? Your experience can count toward college credit at Horizon.

Other Colleges

If you have attended another college or post-secondary institution, we are often able to transfer your credits and help you complete your degree.  Please note that non-accredited colleges are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Questions? Contact us today!

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