Like other colleges and universities, the graduation requirements for Ecola’s program are satisfied through the accumulation of credit hours. The 31 credits needed to meet the graduation requirements at Ecola each represent 15 classroom hours—equivalent to colleges and universities with 15-week semesters. In a departure from traditional programs, however, students at Ecola all take the same courses throughout the year, and the courses are completed when all three terms have been finished. Each student must have taken all tests and cleared all financial obligations to the school in order to graduate.
The diploma is a certificate of completion received after earning a minimum of 30 credits. The diploma is a valuable document when applying to missions organizations, and worth varying amounts of undergraduate credit at many Bible Colleges.