Get academic credit for online courses from Zondervan Academic and Lancaster Bible College

Now you can get college or seminary credit when you take an online course from Zondervan Academic.

Zondervan Academic and Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School are partnering to offer you 12 credits of advanced standing.

This makes it easy for you to get a head start on your degree, help you complete your degree more quickly, or simply get academic credit for your work on a course.


 

This credit can be applied toward the following degree programs at Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School:

  • a certificate
  • an undergraduate degree
  • an M.A.
  • an M.Div.
 

How it works

To get 12 credits of advanced standing:

 
  1. Complete a defined track of 10 online courses from Zondervan.
  2. Achieve a grade of 80% or higher in each course.
  3. Submit your work for approval.
  4. Once your transcript is reviewed and accepted by LBC | Capital, you'll receive your academic credit.
 

About Zondervan Academic Online Courses

Zondervan Academic provides you with the best online platform for self-directed biblical and theological studies.

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Work at your own pace

Take as much time as you need to work through each course and each lesson—up to 12 months. 

We’ll walk you through every lesson, step-by-step, to make sure you understand each concept before you move on. Pause and rewind video lectures, work through the review sessions as many times as you’d like, and study at the times of day that work best for you. 

With this program, you’ll get the flexibility to learn in a way that’s best for you.

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Learn from the best scholars

You’ll get professionally-filmed video lectures from Zondervan Academic authors, who are leading scholars in their fields and bring decades experience teaching this material to thousands of students.

Additionally, course designers have masters- or doctoral-level degrees in biblical and theological studies. They each bring years of experience teaching both in classrooms and online.

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Get access to all course materials—Anytime, Anywhere

You’ll get access to dozens of hours of video lectures, plus textbook readings, exercises, quizzes, and more—all available digitally right within the course.

Plus, take advantage of the most sophisticated adaptive learning technology ever developed. The tool, built by Cerego, has been used around the world by learners of all ages and abilities.

Get started

It's easy to begin. Start by selecting ten courses from the list below. You'll be prompted to sign up for each course separately.


Old Testament (2 courses)

Choose one of the following electives:

Required:


New Testament (2 courses)

Choose One Of the following electives:

Required:


Biblical Interpretation (2 courses)

Required:


Theology (2 courses)

Required:


Electives (2 courses)

Choose two of the following electives:


Frequently Asked Questions

Is Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School accredited?

Yes. Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and The Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation (ABHE). The college and seminary are also members of the Evangelical Training Association (ETA) and are approved by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

How long do I have to complete each course?

You have up to 12 months to complete each online course.

Can the 12 credits of advanced standing be transferred from Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School to another school?

You will receive 12 credits of advanced standing, which will appear on your transcript from Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School. The decision about whether to accept transfer credit from Lancaster is ultimately up to the institution you transfer into.

Which degree programs can the courses be transferred into?

  • Any undergraduate degree at Lancaster Bible College
  • An M.A. in Ministry at Capital Seminary & Graduate School
  • An M.A. in Biblical Studies at Capital Seminary & Graduate School
  • An M.Div. at Capital Seminary & Graduate School
  • A certificate program at Lancaster Bible College

If I choose not to apply for advanced standing, can I still get a certificate of completion?

Yes. The cost to obtain a certificate from Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School is $150.

What if I’ve already started an online course from Zondervan Academic? Can I decide later to get credit for this course through Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School?

Yes. You can apply to have Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School review your course at any time.

Do I need to purchase the textbooks separately?

All textbook materials are integrated into the online course platform, so you don’t need to purchase textbooks separately.

How much work does each course require?

Most online courses from Zondervan Academic require between 90 and 130 hours to complete.

Can I download the videos separately?

Videos are only available on the Biblemesh platform.


 

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