How To Take Exams And Support

Following each course, there will be an exam to test your knowledge of what you just learned. Please take those exams and remember, you must maintain a 60% passing grade for the associate degree and a 70% passing grade for the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. A failed exam can be taken again once, but a student needs to contact us by email to set up a retake. That email address is online@isom.org. This email can also be used for any support issues that you need to resolve. Your overall grade is stored with us and will accumulate until a degree requirement is met. Please do not move to another trimester until you have completed the previous one.

Obtaining A Degree

After completing five semesters, an Associate of Ministry (A.Min.) or an Associate of Biblical Studies (A.B.S.) may be obtained through our office in California. In the same way, following ten semesters, a student may obtain a Bachelor of Ministry (B.Min.). Please be aware that a student will need to be studying for a minimum of one year before the partnering institutions award degrees. The fun thing about the bachelor’s level program is its flexibility. A student can choose from several different topics and speakers to tailor their studies according to their ministry passions. Even more, flexibility is given at the master’s level, but students wanting to go that route will need to contact our office directly for guidance.


At the point of graduation, you will need to email us at grades@isom.org, and we will guide you through your options for a ministry degree. We work with three major university and seminary entities that recognize ISOM online credit. You can choose which one best suits your needs. Please remember a $150 transfer credit and graduation fee at the point of earning a degree.

Transfer Credit

Some of you may already have some ministry training from another Bible college or university program and are looking to complete your training through ISOM online. Please send a copy of any past transcript and degree award to grades@isom.org. We will evaluate it for transfer credit into ISOM online. Please again remember there is a $100 fee to move outside credit into your isom online program.

Cancellation Policy

Students can cancel their studies anytime by emailing online@isom.org, requesting through chat, or calling the office at (909) 478-3330. Once studies are canceled, no future payments will be taken. It takes three consecutive months of payments for a Semester of grades to qualify as a credit on a student transcript. Each month a student has seven days after payment is charged to get that payment refunded. Only that month’s payment can be refunded during those seven days upon request. If three consecutive months of full payment are made and the exams for a semester are completed, that credit will be valid and applied to a student transcript. If payment is disrupted by a student’s decision to stop payment, then no credit will apply. A student will have to start paying for that semester again if they want to resume their studies.

Training You In Three Areas

In closing, I want to remind you that the ISOMonline program is designed to help you become a mature and balanced Christian believer. We have many powerful inspirational and impartation classes within the program, but others are more instructional. We work to balance your growth in three areas. First, your knowledge needs to be increased, then your character needs to be molded, and finally, the gifts and callings in your life need to be developed. We always balance the training in these three areas of knowledge, character, and gifts.

Closing – Let’s Get Started

Hey, I am so excited about you starting this program. You are joining a student body of hundreds of thousands from around the world, truly an end-time movement of preparing the Bride of Christ for the coming of Jesus and preparing laborers for His harvest. This has been a journey of more than 25 years for me. I’m so grateful that you have decided to join me on this journey of getting a ministry degree and educating yourself for ministry service.

Let’s get started.
Dr. Berin Gilfillan – ISOMonline Founder