Summit Semester FAQs

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  1. What is the application deadline for Summit Semester?
  2. Since Summit Semester is not a college, will my child lose his or her health insurance coverage?
  3. Is Summit Semester offered in the spring?
  4. Is college credit optional at Summit Semester?
  5. Will I have more course work if I pursue college credit at Summit Semester?
  6. How much is college credit at Summit Semester?
  7. What school will award students college credit for Summit Semester?
  8. How do I register for college credit at Summit Semester?
  9. For what courses will college credit be awarded at Summit Semester?

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1. What is the application deadline for Summit Semester?

There is no application deadline. Admissions are rolling, and applicants are typically notified of Summit’s admittance decision within three weeks of submitting their applications. Once 30 outstanding students and three alternates are accepted, no further applications are reviewed for that semester. The latest admissions information is posted on the Summit Semester Calendar.

2. Since Summit Semester is not a college, will my child lose his or her health insurance coverage?

The legal name of Summit Ministries is "American Christian College." Your student will be studying with American Christian College, at a program called Summit Semester. A simple letter (sent by us on American Christian College letterhead) stating that one is a full-time student with American Christian College during the fall semester has satisfied the requirements of insurance companies.

3. Is Summit Semester offered in the spring?

No. At this time we only offer Summit Semester in the fall.

4. Is college credit optional at Summit Semester?

Yes, credit is optional. Students may receive credit for as many of the courses listed below for which credit is available (see “What courses are available?").

5. Will I have more course work if I pursue college credit at Summit Semester?

No. Every student at Semester will take the quizzes and tests and write the papers. Everything is graded and returned to each student for constructive feedback. Those taking some or all of the classes for credit will be awarded a final grade that is reported to Bryan College.

6. How much is college credit at Summit Semester?

College credit is $350/3 credit hour course. This cost is not included in Summit Semester tuition.

7. What school will award students college credit for Summit Semester?

Students attempting college credit at Summit Semester will receive credit through Bryan College (Dayton, TN). Bryan is a highly ranked, nationally competitive college that puts Christ above all. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, it awards associates, bachelors, and masters degrees.

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, 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.

8. How do I register for college credit at Summit Semester?

A short registration form will be sent to every student upon acceptance into Summit Semester.

9. For what courses will college credit be awarded at Summit Semester?

For work completed at Summit Semester, Bryan College may award college credit for the following courses:

Fall:

  • BIB 115: Biblical Foundations (3 credit hours)
  • ENG 115: Introduction to the Western Canon (3 credit hours)
  • CT 110 History of Christian Thought (3 credit hours)
  • PSGS 110: Politics & Religion (3 credit hours)