College Credit FAQs

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  1. Should I attempt 2 or 3 credits hours of College Credit?
  2. If I can't complete the College Credit requirements, is the money refundable?
  3. Will these College Credit hours transfer to my school?
  4. Can I still earn College Credit even if I haven't graduated from high school yet?
  5. If attempt 3 hours of College Credit, which style should I use to write my 15-page research paper?
  6. If I attempt 3 hours of College Credit, to where should I send my 15-page research paper?
  7. If I attempt 3 hours of College Credit, can I email or fax my 15-page research paper?
  8. If I attempt 3 hours of Collge Credit, when does my 15-page research paper due?
  9. If I attempt 3 hours of College Credit, when can I expect to receive my 15-page research paper and final grade?
  10. Who do I contact if I have more questions about College Credit?
  11. How do I transfer my College Credit to the institution that I will be attending?

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1. Should I attempt 2 or 3 credits hours of College Credit?

If you try for three credits and aren't able to complete all the requirements, you are not able to automatically drop to two credits. We expect you, as a college-bound adult, to be able to make an accurate assessment of your schedule and abilities, and therefore we will hold you to the credit option you choose during your session.

Your decision should depend primarily on your summer/fall schedule and your level of interest and ability. Although most college classes equal three credits, having extra credits can be beneficial (two credits could balance out a more difficult four-credit class, for example). If you feel that you have the time after your session and would like to challenge yourself by writing the research paper to earn three credits, go for it! If you are not sure what your schedule looks like or know you are involved in several summer activities after your session, consider earning two credits.

Note: These are mutually exclusive options which cannot be changed after you register or altered to accommodate special circumstances.

2. If I can't complete the College Credit requirements, is the money refundable?

No. Once your registration is complete, we cannot refund your tuition if for some reason you are unable to complete all of the requirements or fail to get the grade you were looking for.

3. Will these College Credit hours transfer to my school?

Since Bryan College is accredited, credit usually transfer to other colleges and universities. However, it is a good idea to check with the registrar’s office of your school so each institution is the sole determiner of credit acceptance.

4. Can I still earn College Credit even if I haven't graduated from high school yet?

You can still obtain college credit while in high school or while enrolled at another college or university. If you aren't sure of where you would like to send your transcript it will be held until you make a request. Just mark "unsure” on the application and leave the school address blank.

5. If attempt 3 hours of College Credit, which style should I use to write my 15-page research paper?

You are required to write your paper in a style that uses footnotes or endnotes. The two most well known style manuals of this type are the Chicago Manual of Style (with online search capabilities) and Kate Turabian's Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Both of these books should be available in your local library's reference section.

Note: MLA format, commonly taught in high schools, is not acceptable for this paper.

6. If I attempt 3 hours of College Credit, to where should I send my 15-page research paper?

Research papers must be mailed to the following address:

Dr. Paul Boling, Bryan College
c/o Summit College Credit
PO Box 7808
Dayton, TN 37321

7. If I attempt 3 hours of College Credit, can I email or fax my 15-page research paper?

Papers submitted via email or fax will not be accepted. Because the professors will be marking the papers and sending them back to you, you must mail a hardcopy.

8. If I attempt 3 hours of Collge Credit, when does my 15-page research paper due?

Your paper must to be postmarked by the deadline (i.e. 30 days after the end of your session).

Note: If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, you must get it postmarked before the post office closes, so plan ahead if your deadline lands near Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, or Labor Day.

9. If I attempt 3 hours of College Credit, when can I expect to receive my 15-page research paper and final grade?

Be prepared to wait at least 6 to 8 weeks after submitting in your 15-page research paper to receive your paper and final grade.

10. Who do I contact if I have more questions about College Credit?

Call Summit Ministries at 866.786.6483 and ask for the College Credit Director. You can also email your questions to collegecredit@summit.org.

11. How do I transfer my College Credit to the institution that I will be attending?

To request official transcripts, please visit www.bryan.edu/transcript. If you need additional information, contact Bryan’s Registrar's office at 423.775.7236.