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Institutional Challenge Exam (ICE)

The Institutional Challenge Exam (ICE) is 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 as an opportunity to earn credit toward a selected degree program.

 

Qualifications

  • Students must email the appropriate ICE Request Form to luoice@liberty.edu.
    Undergraduate ICE Request Form
    Seminary ICE Request Form
  • An ICE exam can only be taken once per course.
  • An ICE exam cannot be taken if the course is currently being taken or has been taken at Liberty.
  • The minimum passing scores for upper- and lower-level undergraduate courses are set at a "C" grade.

  • The minimum passing score for graduate courses is set at 86%. 

  • The test for a course must be taken in one sitting.
  • Tests must be completed no later than one month from the time the student receives access to the test.

Restrictions

  • It is at the discrection of the faculty to not approve an ICE exam request from a student.
  • Credits earned through ICE are applied as transfer credit and do not count toward the minimum number of hours that have to be taken through Liberty in order to have a degree conferred.
  • The majority of the course work for any program of study must be earned through Liberty University. Institutional credit requirements for each program are listed within the degree completion plans.

  • Students cannot take ICE exams after classes begin in their final semester. Please see Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog for more information.

  • Only the following courses may be taken as graduate Institutional Challenge Exams: CHHI 520, CHHI 525, NBST 521, NBST 522, NGRK 500, NGRK 501, NGRK 506, OBST 591, OBST 592, OTCL 505, OTCL 510, OTCL 530, THEO 525, THEO 530Students cannot take ICE exams after classes begin in their semester. Please see Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog for more information.

Fees

  • A $50 administrative fee will be assessed whether the exam is passed or failed, and will be billed to your Liberty account.
  • A $15 per credit hour fee will be assessed if the exam is passed. This will be billed to your Liberty account. 

Testing Information
The following information is only intended for students registering for ICE and/or LHBI/WSB portfolio validation exams.

(I)nstitutional (C)hallenge (E)xams are administered through Liberty University’s learning management system, Blackboard. Students complete these examinations completely online.  The majority of the exams are objective test questions.

Institutional Challenge Exams offered to Liberty University Online students only (completed through Blackboard).

BIBL 104-Survey of Biblical Literature
BIBL 105-Old Testament Survey
BIBL 110-New Testament Survey
BIBL 450-Daniel - Revelation
BIBL 497-Bible Prophecies
THEO 104-Intro to Christian Thought
THEO 201-Theology Survey I
THEO 202-Theology Survey II
THEO 497-Eschatology
BMIS 200-Enterprise Business Applications and Communications 

Graduate Institutional Challenge Exams offered to Liberty University Online students only (completed through Blackboard).

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
OTCL 620-Hebrew Syntax
THEO 525-Systematic Theology I
THEO 530-Systematic Theology II

Sample ICE Questions

BIBL105
1.Poetic Books express the ___ for Christ.
a. Hurt
b. Aspiration
c.  Love
d. Beauty
2. Ezekiel witnessed God’s glory depart from the Temple
a. True
b. False
3. Isaac’s name means
a. Joy
b. Anger
c. Laughter
d. Peace

 Institutional Challenge Exams are developed internally by Liberty University for students who have previous knowledge in certain subjects. Institutional Challenge Exams allow students the opportunity to earn degree credit. However, because the exams have been created specifically for Liberty University students, other Institutions are not obligated to recognize or transfer the credit.

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