No, as we are just starting out we are neither accredited nor recognised. Not all of our students are looking for a degree program. Most are professionals who are already active in their chosen field and advanced along their career path. They are looking for knowledge rather than an academic qualification.
We do however have a development plan and are currently moving towards accreditation for those students who are looking for a degree course. All students who complete courses with us in this phase will be eligible for full recognition of prior learning and therefore full academic credit. This will mean that they have to pass a stringent examination.
Even without accreditation we are confident that our program is unique and of the highest academic standards. We believe that a candidate who completes our four-year program will easily have a qualification that is equivalent to a PHD in philosophy offered in the majority of American universities.
If you look at who the advisors of the ISS are, you will see they are highly respected scholars.
I cannot afford your fees
We do not want any student to be stopped from studying because they cannot afford it. We therefore do have a financial assistance program. Currently we have no additional full scholarships available. Partial scholarships will only be granted in cases of extreme need. If you wish to register for financial aid kindly contact our Marketing and Student Affairs Director.
As funds become available through the generosity of our donors we will notify students.
Please remember that this course will not secure you employment, that is not our purpose or intention.
The course has started – am I too late to join?
No, all courses are recorded so it is possible that you could catch up.
As an international program we have students from around the world wanting to start their programs aligned to their academic terms. We, therefore, have programs beginning at different times throughout any given calendar year. So if you are too late to start a particular program, sign up and you will be sure of a place in the very next program that starts.
Your times don’t suit me.
Consider following our tutorial option. If that doesn’t suit you, we add new times on the basis of student demand. Contact us and we will note your interest and tell you when a course in your preferred time-slot starts.
I have a large family all of whom want to study.
Unlike any other college program that we are aware of, the Sapientis program charges per household not per student. Anyone in your household is eligible to join the course and receives exactly the same level of support and attention as if they were a single student. We have done this to make this affordable for large families. We hope they will take advantage of this unique pricing strategy to ensure that the whole family receives the intellectual formation that will complement their home life.
Do I have to do Formal Logic first?
In general the answer is yes - Depending on the amount of time you have and your ability, it is possible but not recommended to study Formal Logic, Material Logic and Philosophical Physics at the same time. It is not possible to study any further philosophy courses unless you have completed these. The normal course of study is to complete Formal logic and then complete Material Logic. It is possible to complete Material Logic and Philosophical Physics together.
We also offer an intense pre-program for those wishing to study Philosophical Physics but have not completed Formal or Material Logic. Students using this option are encouraged to register for Formal Logic.
Admission to any philosophy course (other than Formal Logic) without having completed the requisite foundational courses through the Sapientis Institute is at the discretion of the Academic committee. Students who take will have to satisfy the commitee that they have obtained a sufficient grasp of the material covered in the previous courses. Very few institutions offer this formation, but we will gladly schedule a meeting with a course instructor to assess your knowledge.
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