Commonly Asked Questions about Distance Education

How do distance education classes work?
The format is very similar to our on site classes. Students are responsible for reading assignments and answering questions given by the professor each week. However, instead of coming to class to discuss the homework, students are responsible to participate in online discussions with their professor and fellow classmates via discussion threads. Some classes also include occasional videos posted by professors that students need to watch.

Can all of the degree programs be completed online?
Yes! All of our degree programs can be completed through distance education—you won’t have to do any of your coursework at our Simi Valley campus.

What is the workload for distance education classes?
If a student is enrolled in a three unit class, they can expect six to nine hours of homework a week. For a two unit class the workload will be between four and six hours a week.

How much time will I spend online?
If your class is three units, you will be expected to spend three hours a week on the discussion threads for your class. If your class is two units, you will spend two hours a week on the discussion threads.

Do I have to be online at a specific time?
No, you can go online at any time to reply to the discussion threads, but you will need to spend the appropriate amount of hours online per class.

Can I audit a distance education class?
Yes. For more details on auditing distance learning classes or to register for a class as an auditor, visit the auditors section of our website.

What is the average class size?
An average online class consists of about 20 students.

Is Eternity Bible College accredited?
Yes, please see our latest accreditation statement.

What courses should I take at a community college or university that will transfer?
For the Bachelor of Biblical Studies program, students must attain 18 units of specific courses to finish their program. For the complete course list, see our degree programs and download a curriculum chart.

Do you accept CLEP tests or AP scores?
No, we do not accept either CLEP tests or AP scores for college credit.