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Started Saving for College?  You'd better get started!

 Did you know that the average cost at a Christian college is almost $42,000 per year?  
A four-year degree can cost as much as $167,477!

You can transfer 15 credits* of your required Bible core classes to the college of your choice and save around $19,200 and 1/2 year!

Getting Started
How do I find out what online courses are available?
Download an application which has a list and detailed description for each course or check the list below.  We recommend Apologetics, Basic Bible Doctrines I & II, Life of Christ - Harmony of the Gospels, OT and NT Survey to start!  Many Christian colleges require these core classes for graduation.

How do I take AIU courses online?
Once you sign up, you will receive an invitation and passcode to join a Course Classroom.  From there, you will meet your instructor and obtain your Distance Learning course by downloading it.  Once downloaded, all course materials are available for offline study. Examinations are requested when your are ready.  They are completed on interactive PDF documents.  You can also take your courses online via E-Book format using the internet.

How long does each course take to complete?
Courses are completed at the students’ own pace and may be finished in as little as one month. AIU requires students to finish each course within a three month period. An additional three-month extension is available for an additional fee.

How much do online or Distance Learning courses cost?
The courses run $120 a credit unit.  Two credit courses cost $240 and three credit courses run $360.  There are no other fees!  (The average cost of online courses for Christian colleges is $450 per credit unit)

What if I need help?
Students are assigned a course professor to guide them through each course. Communication with course professors is via email or Zoom conferencing.

What does taking a course entail?

Your course will be downloaded in one file which contains all the instructions for completing the course plus a course textbook.  You will be watching several dozen short and interesting videos built into each course.  You will have three examinations and a 5-6 page paper to complete.  When you are ready for your exam, you request it from your instructor.  He will deliver it to you in your classroom.  You have three days to return it to him.  Your course grade will be visible at all times in your classroom grade book.

Click this button to see a sample of three courses using e-book format.



I'm thrilled to see my son learning more about God's Word and earning college credit. AIU's courses are giving him a solid Biblical foundation at a very affordable price! --Rebekka, homeschooling mom

Bible Study Methods was a well laid out, enjoyable course. It changed the way I looked at and study the Bible. --Daniel, high school junior


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It couldn't be easier!  Earn credits toward your college degree while in HIGH SCHOOL and save thousands of dollars.

Courses Currently Available ....


Apologetic and World View

Biblical Counseling I

Biblical Counseling II

Bible Doctrines Survey I

Bible Doctrines Survey II

Bible Geography and Near East Studies

Bible Study Methods

Biblical Backgrounds

Biblical Ethics

Christ and Culture


Computer Basics - Research


Creating Audio-Visual Presentations

Cults and Marginal Groups


Family Life

General Epistles

Gospel of John



Heroes of the Faith

History of Christianity I

History of Christianity II

History of Christianity - combined



Life of Christ - Harmony of the Gospels

Managing your Resources God's Way

Minor Prophets

New Testament Survey

Old Testament Survey

Pastoral Epistles

Pastoral Ministries

Pauline Epistles I

Pauline Epistles II


Personal Spiritual Life


Principles for Discipling Others

Principles of Leadership-Nehemiah

Progress of Redemption



Teaching Principles and Methods

Theology of Worship

The Church and Education

The Importance of Prayer

The Poetical Books

World Religions I - Islam

World Religions II - Eastern Religions

Youth Discipleship

These Colleges have agreed to accept AIU courses and transfer them as core or elective credits:

*some of these colleges will transfer more than 15 credits but some have limitations.  Check with your college of choice to obtain details about which courses they will transfer. Most of these colleges have pre-approved the courses above that are italicized

American University

Appalachian Bible College

Biola University

Boyce College

Calvin University

Central Christian College

Central Christian College of Kansas

Clarks Summit University

Columbia International University

Dordt University

Emmaus Bible College

Grace College and Theological Seminary

Greenville University

Grove City College

John Brown University

Johnson University

Kentucky Mountain Bible College

King University

Kuyper College

Lancaster Bible College

Lee University

LeTourneau University

Liberty University

Lincoln Christian University

Los Angeles Pacific University

Louisiana Baptist University

Louisiana College

Luther Rice College

Master’s University

Messiah College

Milligan University

Mt. Vernon Nazarene University

Nazarene Bible College

Northwestern College

University of Northwestern – St. Paul

Oak Hills Christian College

Oklahoma Christian University

Ouachita Baptist University

Pacific Union University

Pensacola Christian College

Pepperdine University

Regent University

Spring Arbor University

The Baptist College of Florida

Toccoa Falls College

Trinity Christian College

Union University

University of Mount Union

Western Carolina University

Westmont College

Want more info?
For more information or if you have questions, contact the Director of Distance Learning Services at Ambassador International University:

Be sure to include your full name, email address, and phone number with any correspondence.

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