Choose a Plan…

There are four different study options for each course.

We call these “Tiers.”

  • Students choose whatever option, whatever tier, best meets their learning goals.
  • All of our courses, regardless of Tier, are 100% online.

please click on each tier for a summary

Direct Faculty Oversight

  • Tier 1 courses have an instructor that personally oversees the course.
  • He grades written assignments, posts weekly notifications to inform, direct, and motivate.
  • He interacts with students to help them succeed in the course.

Cohort Structure

  • Tier 1 courses follow a 16-week semester.
  • Tier 1 courses enable student-to-student interaction with Discussion Board Assignments.
  • Students are from all over the world; this interaction enriches learning and fosters unity, community, and fellowship.

Asynchronous: Weekly Deadlines

  • “Asynchronous” means that the courses do not have set log-in times, or live class meetings, or scheduled lectures in real time.
  • This allows students the freedom to listen to the lecture presentations, complete assignments, and exams anytime they want, as long as the work is done in 7 days.
  • This option balances a flexible schedule with a structure of deadlines.

Enhanced, Full-Credit Courses

  • Tier 1 courses have a broader variety of assignments, a great depth of assessment, increased interaction, and higher level of accountability.
  • Tier 1 courses are considered educationally “Enhanced” due to all the factors above.
  • Tier 1 student transcripts and the graduation diplomas will reflect completion of the ACB-MJS “Enhanced Education Program.”

365 Open-Pace

  • We use the term “365 Open-Pace” for Tier 2 courses because students set their own pace when working through the course, as long as the course is completed in one year.
  • Tier 2 is a good choice for students who are very self-disciplined and prefer to work through course curriculum and lectures independently.
  • Tier 2 courses can be started any time but must be fully completed in 365 days from the date of purchase.


  • Tier 2 courses lectures are fully asynchronous, so the assignments and lecture video presentations can be completed any day or any time; there are no deadlines to worry about (except the course expiration date).
  • Tier 2 curriculum is almost the same as Tier 1 curriculum however written assignments are not turned-in. Assessment is based upon exam/quiz scores and academic integrity.
  • For equity, some Tier 2 exams have more questions than Tier 1 exams due to additional assignments given in Tier 1.

Full-Credit Courses

  • Students who complete Tier 2 courses with a passing grade are awarded 3 credits towards a degree from ACB-MJS.
  • Most of our students pursuing a degree from ACB-MJS have been taking our Tier 2 courses and have been very pleased with them.

Non-Credit, Audit Only

  • Tier 3 courses are the same as Tier 2 courses but no ACB-MJS college credit is given for these courses.
  • Students have full access to all course content including: all lecture video presentations, all curriculum, all exams, all articles, and resources.
  • We do not maintain academic records for students taking non-credit courses.
  • Tier 3 courses have been our best selling online courses and are an excellent choice for many who want to study the Scriptures but are not seeking a degree.

Course Video Lecture Presentations Only

  • Tier 4 courses grant access to view all of the course video lecture presentations.
  • These lecture presentations are the centerpieces of our courses because they are quite extensive, covering almost all of the content in the course textbooks.
  • Our course video lectures are professionally recorded in closed-studio settings with outstanding audio, visual resolutions, and on-screen graphics and text.
  • Course lectures are organized by Modules and most courses have 10-16 Modules with from 9 to 20 hours of total lecture content in a course.
  • Tier 4 courses expire one year from the date of purchase.
  • Video and audio lectures cannot be copied, downloaded, or posted online.