are admitted as a Telos student, you must register for the classes
you wish to take each semester. You may begin your Telos studies
in the fall, spring, or summer semester.
Use the instructions and explanations on the following pages to
fill out the registration/materials form found on page 47 of this
catalog. Numbers in this section correspond to question numbers
on the registration/materials form.
Please note that if you do not enroll in courses for two consecutive
semesters, your status becomes inactive and you must reapply.
Class size is limited,
available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Choose your courses.
Study the course descriptions on pages 14–23 carefully, particularly
if you hope to complete a degree or certificate through Telos.
Note the prerequisites for each course. Many Telos courses build
upon previous courses, and you must complete the prerequisites in
order to gain the maximum benefit from your work.
Introduction to Basic Life Principles (BLP 101) is the gateway course
for Telos, because it presents seven non-optional Biblical principles
for life on which many later courses expand. You must successfully
complete BLP 101 before proceeding to more advanced studies. If
you do not, you will be required to retake the course and may not
enroll in more than six hours of additional course work during that
semester. If you fail BLP 101 a second time, you may not enroll
in other Telos courses until you have completed the course successfully.
your time wisely
Before registering, consider how much time you will be able to dedicate
to Telos studies. How should you plan your time?
Course loads are measured in semester hours. In many traditional
colleges, one semester hour means that a student has attended fifteen
50-minute instructional sessions and completed approximately 30
hours of homework during the semester, a total investment of 40
However, Telos courses
involve much writing and may be more time-consuming than a traditional
college course. You should plan to spend at least 3 hours of study
per week for each credit hour you take. A course load of 15 semester
hours will involve a minimum of 40 hours per week.
Please note: The
summer semester runs on an accelerated schedule and requires much
more time per week.
Telos considers a student to be full-time if he or she takes 9 or
more semester hours of work during one semester.
2 Choose the proper method of
Regular Telos courses, including Telos electives:
use the registration/materials form found on page 47 of this catalog.
Preparatory courses in writing and Bible study
methods: use a simplified application/registration form found on
Elective credit from other training programs: contact
the training program directly (see pages 21–23 for more details).