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Online Program

Pursuing Bible and ministry training often requires returning to the physical classroom, but for many adults, that's not a reasonable option. OCC's online learning program trains you where you are! Earn an entire bachelor's degree in biblical studies without leaving your family, home, job or church. 

All online courses are eight weeks long, with five eight-week modules throughout the year. Each class includes reading and/or lectures, peer discussions over course content, and assignments to deepen and demonstrate learning. Coursework is due Thursdays and Sundays, but may be completed at the student's discretion. 

For information about the earning the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies online, click here.

If you're a residential student interested in taking online classes as part of your current degree program, click here. 

State Authorization

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is a national initiative to provide more access to online courses while maintaining compliance standards with state regulatory agencies. SARA establishes a state-level reciprocity process that will support the nation in efforts to increase the educational attainment of its people by making state authorization:

  • More efficient, effective and uniform in regard to necessary and reasonable standards of practice that could span states;
  • More effective in dealing with quality and integrity issues that have arisen in some online/distance education offerings; and
  • ​Less costly for states and institutions and, thereby, the students they serve.

Ozark Christian College is authorized to offer distance education (either through SARA or by state exemption status) in all 50 states. 

Contact the Office of Online Learning at or 417.626.1277.

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Online students are eligible for a $500 admissions scholarship by completing the admissions requirements by the priority admissions deadline. 

Priority Admissions Deadlines 

Fall 2 Priority Admissions Deadline
September 20, 2019


  • Complete the admissions process by the stated priority deadlines (2 weeks prior to the registration deadline), for the module in which the student plans to enroll.
  • Recipients must be enrolled within one year from the date of being awarded a scholarship. 


  • Students must maintain a 2.0 OCC institutional G.P.A. while being concurrently enrolled (in at least one course) semester-by-semester. 
  • An official Leave of Absence will not disqualify student eligibility.
  • If students become ineligible, they will lose the scholarhsip for an entire academic year (Fall through Summer).

Duration and Disbursement

  • The scholarship will be awarded for an entire academic year (Fall through Summer).
  • The scholarship will not extend beyond four (4) academic years. 
  • Disbursements will be made in equal amounts per module (e.g. $100 per module). Adjustments will not be made for modules with no enrollments.

Questions about scholarship awards? Contact Becca Snell, the Online Learning Admissions Counselor at 417.626.1277


Tuition and Financing

  • Tuition and fees are $415 per credit hour (a one-time notarized Verification of Student Identification will cost approximately $10).
  • Payment is expected in full before the start of class. (See current dates and deadlines for the specific day payment is required.)
  • Two courses require additional fees (Practices in Spiritual Formation [DO 3701 IN, $37] and Principles of Interpretation [PI 2701 IN, $310 for Accordance Bible Software)
  • The cost for books vary by course, but can be estimated at $100 per course. 
  • Full time students take two classes (6 credit hours) per module. 
  • Online students are not eligible to receive Institutional or Memorial scholarships/grants at this time. However, the Online Learning program is fully eligible for Federal Financial Aid. 

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for assistance, using the OCC school code 015569.

Contact our Student Financial Services Office for additional information or assistance at or 417.626.1206. 

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All non-current OCC students must complete the following steps: 

  1. Submit the appropriate online application.
  2. Provide two specific types of references from people of a minimum of two years acquainted with the applicant (PDFs can be scaned and emailed to upon completion):
    • Minister/Church Leader Reference PDF
    • Employer/Teacher Reference PDF
  3. Request official transcripts from any university, college, or institution of higher education previously attended. 
  4. Return the completed, notarized Verification of Student Identity Form
  5. Complete the Introduction to Ozark Online before starting online class. 

All admissions requirements must be met before students may register for class.

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