Brian Kuiper, Seminary student

Advanced Placement Exam Procedures

Students enrolled in the MDiv program, the MTS program, an MA program, or a Certificate program may seek advanced placement in the following courses:

  • Bible Survey
  • Christian Theology in Reformed Confessions

Students in the MDiv program and the MTS programs may also seek advanced standing in the following courses:

  • Church in Historical Context I or II (not both)
  • Christian Engagement with World Religions
  • Hebrew Fundamentals

MDiv students are limited to 15 hours of Advanced Placement; MTS students are limited to 9 hours of Advanced Placement.

Information regarding the Bible Survey exam for EPMC students can be found on the degree requirements page.

Only enrolled students may take an Advanced Placement exam.

Tests must be taken at least one week prior to the beginning of the course.

Each Advanced Placement exam may only be taken one time. Each test costs $50.

CTS will offer four opportunities to take the exams on site. Testing times will be available every year during the Gateway to Seminary course in August, mid-December, during the January Term and in late April. Students may take any of the tests during these times. Exact dates will be announced each year.

In addition, students may take the tests with a proctor (a non-CTS professor or pastor) at any time. It is the studentís responsibility to make these arrangements and provide the name and contact information of the proctor to Vanessa Lake.

Study Guides are available to assist students in their preparation for these tests.

Important Note: Full-time students in all programs who seek advanced standing in Bible Survey or Reformed Confessions must take the exam before or during Gateway to Seminary of their first year.

Full-time students in the MDiv and MTS program who seek advanced standing in World Religions must take the exam before or during the J-Term of their first year.

Most full-time MDiv and MTS students who seek advanced standing in Church in Historical Context I will want to take the Church in Historical Context I AP exam during Gateway or earlier of their first year. Most full-time MDiv and MTS students who seek advanced standing in Church in Historical Context II will want to take the Church in Historical Context II AP exam during J-Term or earlier of their first year.