An elective must be:
- An organized course.
- Instructional in nature.
- In a subject area that requires the learning of new concepts and facts.
- A subject that utilizes a textbook.
- Instructed with a pre-determined objective standard of evaluation that would include a combination of the following: tests, quizzes, homework, projects.
- Evaluated by at least one paper exam.
Tip: A good question to ask yourself as you prepare an elective course is, "Would a conventional school accept this as a credit course?"
- BJU Press Electives: Foreign Languages, Bible, Music, Speech, Family Life Skills, Fitness DVDs, Science, Math
- Other Electives: Using a non-BJU Press curriculum (BJU Press must be used where available).
- Transferred Electives: Course taken outside the home (team sports, traditional school, co-op course, etc.)
Elective Approval Process
Complete the updated Elective Reporting Form (ERF)
- Submit all ERF's in time for approval prior to semester in which the elective will be taken.
- Submit all ERF's prior to deadline to avoid late submission penalty.
- Courses for which ERF's are required appear on the course requirements page.
- Before the beginning of each year, The Course Registration Form (CRF) must be completed before the ERF, and both forms must be submitted together.
Units of Elective Credit
- A course will receive .25 credits for one semester if the instruction time lasts between 2.5 and 4 hours per week.
- A course will receive .50 credits for one semester if the instruction time lasts between 4 and 5 hours per week.