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Institutional Challenge Examinations (ICE)

Institutional Challenge Examinations (ICE) are available to students with a satisfactory justification of previous knowledge in a subject area based upon a non-college training program, job experience, or self-learning. Through ICE, you have the opportunity to earn credit toward your chosen degree program. To apply for credit by examination, students must register for an ICE exam by completing the ICE Request Form.

 ICE has been created specifically for Liberty University students. Other institutions are not obligated to recognize or transfer the credit.


  • Exam only: $130
  • Exam and study materials: $175

**The purchase of study materials is only for access prior to the ICE exam.
**Exam fees are non-refundable.

Rules for the ICE

  • The use of notes, books, websites, and other materials is prohibited while taking the exam.
  • The minimum passing score for the undergraduate level courses is 70%. Graduate-level courses minimum passing score is 80%.
  • A maximum of 30 hours of ICE credits will be accepted toward an undergraduate degree; the number of credits that may be applied toward each major may vary.
  • For Graduate degrees, the majority of the course work for any program of study must be earned through Liberty University. Each program specifies the minimum number of hours which must be completed through Liberty. ICE credit hours do not count towards this minimum.
  • Students may not register for an ICE exam if they are currently taking or auditing the course. Students who withdraw from a course are required to wait until the next semester to take the corresponding ICE exam
  • Each exam will be available for 30 days after registering for it. After the deadline, it cannot be accessed.
  • Two attempts are permitted per ICE.  Re-registration is permitted after 2 months between attempts. Please note, students are required to pay the registration fee again prior to the second attempt.
  • Credits for an ICE are not applicable for institutional hours.
  • One point will be deducted for each minute over the allotted time limit.  For example, if the student exceeds the exam time by 5 minutes, 5 points will be deducted
  • The test must be completed in one sitting. If the student stops or exits the exam, he/she will not be able to retake the test
  • The only person who is eligible to take this exam is the registered student

Institutional Challenge Examinations (ICE) Currently Offered


Course Description Test Offered
BIBL 104 Survey of Old & New Testament  
BIBL 105 Old Testament Survey  
BIBL 110 New Testament Survey  
BIBL 450 Daniel: Revelation  
BIBL 497 Bible Prophecies  
BUSI 300** Business Communications  
BUSI 301** Business Law  
BUSI 310** Principles of Management  
BUSI 330** Principles of Marketing  
CSIS 110* Computing Foundations & Ethics  
CSIS 111* Introduction to Programming Residential Format Only
CSIS 112* Advanced Programming Residential Format Only
CSIS 100 Introduction to Information Sciences & Systems  
EVAN 101 Evangelism & Christian Life Residential Format Only
GREK 201 Greek Grammar I  
GREK 202 Greek Grammar II  
HIEU 201** History of Western Civilization  
HIUS 222** Survey of American History II  
PSYC 101** General Psychology  
SOCI 200** Introduction to Sociology  
THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey  
THEO 201 Theology Survey I  
THEO 202 Theology Survey II  
THEO 497 Eschatology  

*Must be taken in prerequisite order

**These exams offer an additional option of study materials (additional fee)


Course Description
CHHI 520 History of Christianity I
CHHI 525 History of Christianity II
NBST 515 New Testament Orientation I
NBST 520 New Testament Orientation II
NGRK 505 Greek Language Tools
NGRK 520 Beginning Greek I
NGRK 525 Beginning Greek II
OBST 515 Old Testament Orientation I
OBST 520 Old Testament Orientation II
OTCL 505 Hebrew Language Tools
OTCL 520 Beginning Hebrew I
OTCL 525 Beginning Hebrew II
THEO 525 Systematic Theology I
THEO 530 Systematic Theology II


For questions or issues with registration, please contact us at LUICE@liberty.edu

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