Students coming to Southern with a background in certain fields are able to complete an exam for advanced standing. This page will discuss the policies and process of taking these exams.
AP exams are available for current students. They do not award course credit, but rather allow students to replace introductory courses with an elective in the same field. If a student passes the exam for Systematic Theology I, for instance, they may take another Theology class in its place. The only exceptions to this rule are the Elementary languages. Students who pass the Elementary Greek or Elementary Hebrew exams do not need to replace the course with anything else. Students are allowed two attempts at one exam (the second attempt will be a different exam). The exams are a service to students and so there is no fee for attempting an exam.
The AP exams are taken online on the student portal site, Canvas. The process for current students is below. New students will work with Admissions prior to contacting Student Success.
Students attempting an exam are responsible for all of the content that is taught. To aid preparation, below you will find sample syllabi for the courses. These are representative and solely designed to give students a general idea of what may be on the exam.