Begin your King’s education with foundational online courses, then seamlessly transition to New York City to complete your degree.
Start Online, Finish in New York
We’re flexible. King’s Crossover is a hybrid program that lets you complete up to two years of coursework online and a minimum of two years in New York City. To meet families where they are, we offer our unique politics, philosophy, and economics core curriculum in an online format with the same academic standards as our on-campus courses. When you’re ready (whether that’s after just one semester or as many as four), transition to New York City to complete your degree: no need to re-apply.
Crossover students are required to attend a one week-long visit to campus during Interregnum week (April 5-11) in the spring 2021 semester.
To learn more about King’s Crossover, complete this form to connect with an admissions counselor.
Why King’s Crossover?
Online course selections draw from our Core Curriculum in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics to help you develop a biblical perspective on the big questions of poverty, justice, and truth throughout history.About the Core
King’s Crossover classes are asynchronous, which means you can listen to lectures and participate in discussion forums at the time that is most convenient to you, as long as you meet weekly deadlines.Online FAQs
Learning online cuts down on living expenses and can save you around $28,000 on tuition over two years. A full-time online course load costs only $6,500 per semester plus a $150 per course technology fee.See Costs
Politics, Philosophy, and Economics '18
I decided to go to King’s because the quality of education was so much higher than anything else I looked at. I didn’t initially plan on doing college online, but I realized that spending my first few semesters online meant I could attend King’s without going into debt.
While I studied from home in Missouri, I was able to work full-time, saving money. I was also able to volunteer on a bunch of campaigns during the 2016 election season and was the youngest delegate from Missouri at the RNC that year. I made some friends in the online program that I then met in person when I came on campus. The professor continuity, plus being a bit older when I moved to NYC, made my transition to college easier.
Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Dec. '15
After high school, I took a gap year so that I could travel and spend time interning for a microfinance institution in Uganda. The ability to not have to attend school physically right away but instead take courses online made a big difference to me. One of my favorite courses was on C. S. Lewis’s science fiction and fantasy. It was a phenomenal experience, from the creativity and deep thought that the assignments demanded to the way the professor would reply to each of our posts on the discussion forum. The interaction and peer review in all my classes also facilitated relationships with classmates who came on campus the same time as I did.
Media, Culture, and the Arts '15
Right before I started at King’s, I was completing an internship in Nashville that was slated to wrap up several weeks after the first day of classes. That felt like too much time to miss, so instead of having to cut the internship short or postpone my education a whole semester, I enrolled in King’s online courses full-time.
It was a great decision. The online classes proved to be challenging and engaging, and interactive elements in the courses allowed me to start building friendships with other students who were coming on campus the same time I did. When I started in New York City, it was so nice to already know a few other students, and one of my online classmates later became my roommate.
Online course selections draw from our Core Curriculum in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, courses which every student at The King’s College completes to develop a biblical perspective on the big questions of poverty, justice, and truth throughout history. These courses aren’t throwaway gen-eds: they tackle the disciplines you need to live, think, and lead. Once you transition to campus, you will focus on your major while leveraging the connections possible only in New York City.
When you’re ready to transition to New York City, you’ll take the courses specific to your major with faculty who are some of the most accomplished Christian professors in the nation.
Connecting with the Community
During your time as an online student, you are warmly welcomed into the broader community of The King’s College and you begin making friendships with fellow students even before you arrive on campus.
- Become an affiliate member of your House to engage with current students, participate in institutional competitions, and stay connected to campus life.
- Attend a cohort check-in twice per semester to discuss advising, career development, and other topics.
- Attend virtual campus events such as the weekly Public Reading of Scripture and Community Updates and a monthly Bible study exclusive to Crossover students, led by the student director of spiritual life.
- Attend monthly virtual coffee meetings with a Crossover Coach, who also serves as your House Advisor.
Since its inception 5 years ago, King’s Crossover has met the needs of 72 students, providing them with the chance to take part in our programs online until they were in a better position to transition to campus life.
Yes, the courses are fully accredited (and transferable as necessary), under the College’s accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Crossover courses have the same student-learning outcomes whether a student takes them on-campus or online.
To make a program like King’s Crossover possible, the pricing model is a flat fee for full-time study (12-15 credits), plus a $150 technology fee for each online course. While enrolled in the online portion, Crossover students are not eligible for Institutional aid, but they are eligible for Federal Aid (Pell and Stafford Loans) and State Aid (TAP). Once Crossover students transition from online to on-campus, Institutional aid becomes available. Students who were initially planning to be on campus for their first semester may switch to King’s Crossover while retaining their aid package for when they move on-campus.See Financial Aid
The direct cost for all online semesters includes $6,500 per semester for 12-15 credits, plus a $150 technology fee per online course. The typical breakdown of course work over a given year is four courses in the fall and four in the spring, with two classes over the summer. There are considerable savings due to the elimination of $14,400 in housing costs per year and the indirect costs of living in NYC. This savings allows many families the financial flexibility to afford at least two years in NYC.Tuition and Costs
As a cohort, King’s Crossover students attend the New Student Orientation (NSO) scheduled for their entry semester (fall or spring) along with other new-to-campus students such as transfers, freshmen, and visiting students. Portions of NSO programming are tailored for these different cohorts, but the majority of programming is tied to helping new students get to know each other and adapt to life on campus. Further, as soon as they start studying on campus, Crossover students will be able to connect with House members.Info For New Students
Yes, King’s Crossover students are assigned to houses as “affiliate house members.” Affiliate house members virtually attend Drama Competition with their House in the fall, and attend Interregnum in-person with their House in the spring. Additionally, affiliate House members attend one House meeting per semester to get an inside look at what house membership looks like on-campus. Other than these specific involvement events, Crossover students receive a coach throughout their time online, and this coach also serves as the Advisor for the student’s assigned House.House System
King’s Crossover courses are mostly asynchronous (courses that are taken through our Learning Management System, Schoology), at the pace and time that best works for each student. Classmates in these online courses are other Crossover students and some on-campus students. The array of online Crossover courses are designed from our core curriculum of Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. These are fundamentals of a King’s education and are required for all King’s students in their first two years at King’s, whether online or on-campus. As more King’s courses become available for Crossover students synchronously (courses that are taken at a specific time each week with a live professor), students may be eligible to take these courses instead of the asynchronous model. We have found the learning outcomes of the asynchronous and synchronous models to be the same, though students may have a preference for one over the other.Read More
Interregnum is the only required on-campus event for online Crossover students. As far as required virtual events go, Crossover students are also required to attend a cohort check-in twice per semester to focus on advising, career development, etc. Additionally, there are many optional virtual events for Crossover students in which to participate, such as a monthly Bible study for Crossover students led by student director of spiritual life, the weekly and virtual Public Reading of Scripture and Community Updates on-campus, and one virtual coffee meeting each month with a Crossover Coach (the student’s House Advisor).Interregnum
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Select “Application for Online Enrollment” so that you’ll be considered for online courses towards your King’s degree.
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Summer 2020 Term
June 1, 2020 – July 25, 2020
Fall 2020 Term
September 2, 2020 – December 18, 2020