Bible Content Testing (BCT’S) (page 28)

Some students have been reading and studying the Scriptures for many years and may have gained considerable knowledge of Bible portions. Opportunity may be given them to take tests comparable to final exams in specified Bible course areas. Tests are extensive and objective and are constructed to ascertain if students have learned on their own as much as a Bible college/seminary student would. The Bible content test acts as a CLEP test on a variety of courses in both undergraduate and graduate levels.

SUBJECT AREAS: All Bible course areas are not included for the purpose of taking exams for credit.

Intensive and exegetical courses are purposely not available. The following general, broad, foundational courses are potentially available:

  • Old Testament Survey
  • New Testament Survey
  • Theology Survey
  • Theology Survey II
  • Pentateuch
  • Old Testament Historical Books
  • Poetical Books
  • Synoptic Gospels
  • Pauline Epistles
  • Biblical Geography
  • Other

In degree programs and individual situations where PLE credit is possible, no more than 18 credits are possible through Bible Content Testing, or PLA. Maximum PLE credits not to exceed 25% of credits required for CTU degree.

The stipulated Bible tests will be taken either on the campus of CTU or before an approved proctor. Up to three tests may be taken at a given appointment. Student and proctor will both be required to sign a statement they will not copy the exam under any circumstances. Students must achieve at least a grade of “C” for the test to be acceptable for course credit.

See BCT application page 152