Students that have a working knowledge of the New Testament and/or Old Testament course content as a result of attending a Christian high school, for example, but were not able to transfer that work to Biola may test out of these courses. Informal, personal study normally will not prepare one adequately to pass these exams. These exams may be taken only during the student's first year at Biola. Also, if the student has taken the Old Testament or New Testament class (or even a portion of it, he is not eligible to take the challenge exams.
Exams are given in two parts, written and oral. Successful performance must be attained on the written and oral portions in order for the student to receive credit for the challenge exam. Students receiving a passing grade will receive 3 units of credit. No retakes are permitted.