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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)