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Preparatory Courses

If you wish to enroll in both preparatory courses and Telos courses, use the application form located on pages 41–46. Completion of these courses is not an admissions requirement for Telos.

Open to students aged 14 and older.

Refund schedule
Students requesting refunds should send a written request to the Telos office. Refunds will be issued according to the refund schedule (see page 39).

The English preparatory courses run on the fifteen-week semester schedule and require 6 to 10 study hours per week. Other preparatory courses may vary in length and study hours required. Please note: The summer semester runs on an accelerated schedule and requires much more time per week. 

Some students use the preparatory courses to lay a foundation before moving on to other Telos courses. Others enroll simply to acquire skills necessary for personal pursuits or life callings.

Admission requirements
Meet Telos computer and e-mail standards. (See pages 33–34.) Open to students aged 14 and older. English preparatory courses may not be taken concurrently.

Parental involvement
Parents may serve as verifiers, reading through the student’s work each week and confirming completion of projects that cannot be sent to the tutor by e-mail.



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Course Descriptions

BLP 080—Personal Education Strategy
A five-week course designed to help students identify and think through issues in planning for further education. Students work with a knowledgeable advisor to develop their own strategy for gaining the training and credentials they need. The course encourages a focus on God’s will and a creative look at all training options. Recommended for students aged 16 and older. Course fee: $110. (1 semester hour)

BIBL 090—Survey of the Bible
An overview of the entire Bible, providing students with an understanding of the overall flow of Scriptural history and the basic facts about each book in the Bible. Course fee: $110. (1 semester hour)

BIBL 095—Methods of Bible Study
An introduction to principles of methodical Bible study. Students learn to interpret and apply Scripture passages and use appropriate tools to study background, context, grammar, and words. Instruction is provided in how to study a topic or survey an entire book of the Bible. Course fee: $110. (1 semester hour)

ENGL 090—English Preparatory I
Students study grammar, mechanics, usage, and research skills as a foundation for writing. Outlining encourages students to build logical thinking skills. Students will have extensive writing and editing practice with paragraphs, summaries, business letters, and simple essays. Course fee: $220. (2 semester hours)

ENGL 095—English Preparatory II
Students review and expand skills taught in ENGL 090. Emphasis is placed on strengthening outlining skills and style techniques as students prepare advanced essays and a research paper. Students successfully completing ENGL 095 should be well prepared for further Telos studies. ENGL 090 is not a prerequisite. Course fee: $220. (2 semester hours)

MATH 100—College Math
An introduction to basic college-level math, this course helps prepare the student to take the college- level mathematics CLEP exam for non-math majors. Students study sets and logic, arithmetic functions, number systems, algebra review, geometry and trigonometry concepts, and probability and statistics. Students do this while developing principle analogies and examining God’s Word for insights. Prior to enrollment, the student should have studied high school Algebra I. Course fee: $330. (3 semester hours)

C.L.E.P. Preparation Courses

Students follow a flexible schedule and work with a tutor who will help them find their weak spots, brush up, and guide them in the most effective strategy for test preparation. Through practice exercises, evaluations, and advice from their tutor, students follow an individualized study plan based on their specific areas of weakness. Personal contact encourages the student and provides accountability unavailable merely from a book.

ENGL 096—English Composition

The CLEP General Exam in English Composition measures a student's knowledge of English, including usage, sentence correction, paragraph revising, analysis, and construction shift.  There are two forms of the exam, one with essay and one without essay. ENGL 095 is not a prerequisite. Course fee: $220. (1 semester hour)

HUM 096—Humanities

The CLEP Exam in Humanities measures a student's knowledge of literature and the fine arts—the visual arts such as painting and sculpture, music, the performing arts such as drama, dance, and architecture.  Course fee:  $110. (1 semester hour)

SOC 096 —Social Sciences and History

The CLEP Exam in Social Sciences and History measures a student's knowledge of these areas, including government and political science, geography, economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and history (including United States history, Western civilization, and world history).  Course fee:  $110. (1 semester hour)


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