PRIOR LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Your significant life experience, prior coursework, and test results can be used toward earning a degree at Baptist Bible College photoBaptist Bible College & Seminary.

We can evaluate your unique circumstances and determine how much can translate into credits. The particular items we consider are transfer credits, testing credits, and an assessment of prior learning.

Please review the following details. Should you have questions after reading, please contact the Registrarís Office at 570.585.9216 or registrar@bbc.edu.

Transfer Credits
Applicants who have completed courses at an accredited college or university may receive transfer credit for courses which apply to one of the BBC&S programs and which reflect a grade of “C-” or above. Credits from non-accredited schools must be validated.

Testing Credits
Tests you have taken or may take can give you college credits toward a degree. Here are some standard ones considered:

  • CLEP - College Level Examination Program
    We follow the guidelines recommended by the American Council on Education for the acceptance of CLEP exams for credit (typically a minimum score of 50). Credit is given for the corresponding course or an elective if we do not offer a corresponding course. For more information about CLEP click here. Score reports should be sent to Admissions at the time of application or when the test has been completed. Our CLEP code is 2036.

  • AP - Advanced Placement
    We follow the guidelines recommended by the American Council on Education for acceptance of AP for credit. A minimum score of 3 is required for acceptance. Credit is given for the corresponding course or an elective if BBC does not offer a corresponding course. For more information about AP click here. Score reports should be sent to Admissions at the time of application or when the test has been completed. Our AP code is 2036.

  • DSST - Dantes Subject Standardized Test Scores
    We follow the guidelines recommended by the American Council on Education for acceptance of DSST for credit. Credit is given for the corresponding course or an elective if we do not offer a corresponding course. For more information about DSST click here. Score reports should be sent to Admissions at the time of application or when the test has been completed.  
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  • IB - International Baccalaureate
    We give credit for suitable scores in IB courses. Credit is given for the corresponding course or an elective if we do not offer a corresponding course. Transcripts should be sent to Admissions at the time of application or when the course has been completed.
     
  • Excelsior College Examinations
    We accept exam credit from Excelsior College Examinations. Credit is given for the corresponding course, or an elective if we do not offer a corresponding course. For more information about Excelsior College Examinations click here. Transcripts should be sent to Admissions at the time of application or when the test has been completed.



  • Prior Learning Assessment
    The Portfolio Assessment process allows students to submit life experiences for potential college credit.

    Accepted BBC&S students may register for PA800 - Portfolio Assessment and prepare a portfolio of life experiences to be evaluated for credit.  

    The following resources can assist you in understanding this process:
     
    Flow chart
    FAQs
    PowerPoint 
    Syllabus for PA800
    Glossary of terms
    Assessment Options
    Portfolio Assessment Policy
    Converting CEUs to Credit Hours

    To begin the process of Portfolio Assessment, please click here.