College Credit

Please know that the 2015-16 school year will be the last year we can offer college credit for those using the 4th edition materials. For the 2016-17 school year, college credit will be only be offered to those using the updated, digital edition.

College Credit Overview

Students who complete the 90-day or 180-day syllabus of the 4th edition of the Understanding the Times high school worldview curriculum can earn 2 or 3 hours of college credit respectively. This option is offered through Bryan College, a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college in Dayton, TN. These credits are transferable to most colleges and universities (both religious and secular) and is transcripted as Philosophy 112 under the title “Understanding the Times.”

Since Bryan College is fully accredited, credits easily transfer to most schools. To request official transcripts, please visit www.bryan.edu/transcript. If you need additional information about transcripts, contact Bryan’s Registrar’s office at 423.775.7236.

Note: Each institution is the sole determiner of credit acceptance; it is therefore recommended that you check with the Registrar of your chosen college before you apply for credit. 

Bryan College (Dayton, Tennessee) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate and baccalaureate degrees; the Tennessee State Board of Education for teacher education and licensure; the Association of Christian Schools International for teacher education and certification; and the Immigration and Naturalization Service for the education of foreign students.

Tuition Information

These non-refundable fees must be mailed, with each student’s application, directly to Summit Ministries. Checks should be made out to Summit Ministries.

  • For students following the 90-day syllabus to earn 2 credits, the tuition is $250
  • For students following the 180-day syllabus to earn 3 credits, the tuition is $350

Note: The 2 credit and 3 credit options are mutually exclusive and determined solely by the syllabus (90-day or 180-day) that the student uses. The 2 credit option cannot be granted for students who only complete half of the 180-day syllabus, nor can credit be granted if the curriculum is significantly altered by the teacher. This is simply to maintain academic integrity with Bryan College.

College Credit Requirements

To earn 2 hours of college credit for the 2015–16 school year, students need to:

  1. Submit College Credit Application and tuition (non-refundable $250) to Summit Ministries postmarked between January 01, 2016 and May 01, 2016
  2. Complete the Understanding the Times 90-day Syllabus with a grade of C or above
  3. Submit Student Coursework Form and copies of each Unit Test and the Final Exam to Summit Ministries postmarked by June 01, 2016 (do not submit any other assignments)

To earn 3 hours of college credit for the 2015–16 school year, students need to:

  1. Submit College Credit Application and tuition (non-refundable $350) to Summit Ministries postmarked between January 01, 2016 and May 01, 2016
  2. Complete the Understanding the Times 180-day Syllabus with a grade of C or above
  3. Submit Student Coursework Form and copies of each Unit Test and the Final Exam to Summit Ministries postmarked by June 01, 2016 (do not submit any other assignments)

NoteTo ensure objectivity, the grade will be based solely on test scores and not on any of the other assignments. See Course Work Form below.

Grading Scale

Bryan College uses the following grading scale:

93–100% = A | 90–92% = A- | 87–89% = B+ | 83–86% = B | 80–82% = B- | 77–79% = C+ | 73–76% = C | 70–72% = C-  | 69% or below = NC

Note: The final grade will be determined by your institution. They may use Bryan’s grading scale, their own grading scale, or just transfer in credit as either “pass” or “fail.”

College Credit Application Form

Please print and mail the following form directly to Summit Ministries with your tuition check:

Summit Ministries
UTT College Credit
PO Box 207
Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Course Syllabus

Colleges may require the students to turn in a course syllabus when they transfer the credits. These synopses list the lectures, supplemental materials, and topics presented in the curriculum, along with accreditation information: