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The program offered at the West Virginia School of Preaching is very rigorous. Classes meet six hours a day, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., five days a week, making a total of thirty hours net instruction; chapel adds 2 1/2 hours per week. After class is dismissed at 4:00, students must prepare sermons, papers, tests and other assignments for their remaining classes. For this reason long days and nights should be expected upon enrolling at the WVSOP.

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Academic Snapshot

66 books of the Bible covered

2 years to graduate

4 quarters per year

48 classes total

2,600 hours of classroom instruction

32 credits transfer to Freed-Hardeman University

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Academic Expectations

Each full-time student must attend classes a total of thirty hours a week on a regular schedule. During the regular school year there will be four ten-week sessions, totaling forty weeks each year, or eighty weeks in two years.

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Graduation Requirements

On a “clock-hour” basis, during their two years of intensive study each student will spend a minimum of 2,600 hours (including class work and chapel) which is the requirement for graduation.

Previous Credit

Valuation of previous credits will be made on an individual basis. A formal assessment or test may be required to complete the valuation.

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