Transferable Credit


Get a head start on your college degree and save thousands of dollars! Students attending BSSM should consider themselves full-time students carrying a full load of coursework. Below are the guidelines for a student to receive academic credit:

Hours

Approximately one hour of work outside of class is counted for each hour of class. Therefore 20 hours of class Monday through Thursday should require 20 hours of “homework” for a total of 40 hours a week, plus church meetings. 

Practicum Courses

For the purposes of transferable units, practicum courses (such as City Service) count as one hour of class work for every two hours of practicum if this is acceptable to the institution receiving the units.

Grading Criteria

BSSM is entirely pass/no pass. Either you graduate with transferable units for all the classes or for none. Each course syllabus indicates the requirements for successful completion. 

Letters of Completion

Students who miss 16 or fewer days, satisfactorily do all their assignments, and have not entered into a Learning Agreement will be given official letters of successful completion for possible transfer to other institutions.

Partner Schools


The following universities and colleges have accepted BSSM curriculum and allow for credit transfers of 9-16 hours for students who successfully graduate from BSSM First Year or Second Year.

SIMPSON UNIVERSITY

A school of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, Simpson University is a Christ-centered learning community with an enduring commitment to world service and faith-infused education in professional studies and liberal arts. Simpson has agreed to give nine (9) units of transfer credit to students who successfully graduate from First Year and are accepted into their program. Simpson also often extends financial grants to our graduates.

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INTERNATIONAL SEMINARY OF THEOLOGY AND LEADERSHIP

International Seminary of Theology and Leadership (ISTL) is an innovative and visionary training center for theology and leadership. The one to four year theological education has leadership, church planting, pastoral ministry, evangelism and mission as priorities. Studies with ISTL are suitable for people who love pioneering work and have the desire to invest through evangelism and pastoral ministry in God’s Kingdom. The school is located in Zurich, Switzerland, and offers fifteen (15) units of transfer credit to those accepted into their program.

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VISIBLE MUSIC COLLEGE

Visible Music College is an integrated training experience that challenges students to grow spiritually, professionally, and academically while providing accredited bachelor degrees and certificates. While each degree program includes core Bible and Ministry courses, students are immediately engaged on hands on experience in music, music production, and music business; playing in bands, recording in studios and managing artists from the first day on campus. BSSM students may transfer up to 18 credits to Visible within the framework of Visible’s respective admissions policies, degree requirements, residency requirements, transfer guidelines, and other relevant polices.

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VALOR CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

Valor Christian College is “The School of the Spirit” where students come to be equipped as vessels for revival. Valor is equipping New Testament believers to make a difference in their communities for God’s Kingdom. Located in central Ohio, Valor Christian College is a two to three year college offering degrees in pastoral leadership, missions, youth & children ministries as well as many other degrees. BSSM students who graduate First Year and are accepted into their program will receive six (6) credits and students completing Second Year will receive an additional nine (9) credits.

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