Online Classes

Pursue your dreams wherever you are!

Online classes are a great way to strengthen the spiritual foundation in your life, increase Bible knowledge, preview the Elim experience. It’s also an ideal option for those who can’t live on-campus but wish to start or finish their education with a Bible degree.

Alumni, contact our admissions office at 585-582-8260 to discuss what courses are available and how you might fulfill your goals of completing your degree. Online courses are currently not available to Internationals and residents of California.

Eligible high school students may now enroll in select college courses online for $250/course! That represents an 75% savings! Get a head start on college while finishing high school! LEARN MORE!

Online enrollment for the Summer of 2020 is now closed.

Admissions Department Contact Information
p: 1.800.670.3546
f: 585.582.8130

Online Student Resources

Help Desk: 585.497.7935

Admissions: 1.800.670.3546

Registrar: 585.582.8218

Non-Academic Questions or Support:
Assistant Dean of Students: 585.582.8205
Ministry Director: 585.582.8251

Available Online Courses

The following courses represent the available online courses being offered in upcoming semesters. We have included which program each course applies to and whether it will be available in the Virtual Live or Standard Online format. See the Academic Catalog for more information.

Summer 2020 (June 8-July 31) Program Format
College Composition AAS1 OS
Theology I AAS1/LC OS
History of the Christian Church AAS2 OS
Evangelism in a Postmodern World AAS2/LC OS
Pastoral Ministry AMC OS
Fall 2020 Program Format
College Composition AAS1 OS
Hermeneutics AAS1/LC OS
Old Testament Literature AAS1/LC OS
Theology II AAS2 OS
Pastoral Ministry AMC VL
World Religions AMC VL
Spiritual Formations: RTF AMC/LC-SF VL
Acts and Paul’s Letters BE VL
Hebrew Poetry & Wisdom Lit. BE VL
John’s Writings BE OS
Crossroads I: Life Coaching LC-CR VL
Spring 2021 Program Format
College Composition AAS1 VL
History of Christian Church AAS1 VL
New Testament Literature AAS1/LC OS
Christian Worldview & Ethics AAS1/LC-CP VL
Management for Christian Leaders AMC OS
Theology IV AMC VL
Philosophy of Christian Music AMC/LC-WR VL
Missionary Life AMC-MS/LC-MS VL
Synoptic Gospels BE VL
Basic Christian Counseling LC-SF/CR VL


  • LC = Launch Certificate
    Tracks: SF=Spiritual Formation, WR=worship, CP=College Prep, MS=missions, CR=crossroads, YM=youth ministry
  • AAS = A.A.S. Degree Program
  • AMC = Applied Ministry Certificate

BE = Bible Elective


  • VL = Virtual Live Format
  • OS = Online Standard Format
  • V/O = Virtual Live OR Online Standard Format

Launch Program

Launch is a one year program designed to provide students with a solid spiritual foundation for life.

A.A.S. Degree Program

Pursue your passions while receiving an Associates Degree in Religious and Biblical Studies.

Applied Ministry Certificate

The Applied Ministry program equips students to be Christian leaders and ministers in today’s world.

Explanation of Online Formats

There are two formats by which an online class may be delivered to online students. It is very important that applicants pay attention to the format being offered for their class(es) of choice, as it may affect their ability to successfully complete the course.

VIRTUAL LIVE – Students must log in at the time the class is offered and is able to have the same experience as an on-campus student. Utilizing a simple webcam and the internet, students will join Elim’s students and participate in class live. It’s a great experience! (For more information contact the registrar at 585-582-8218.)

ONLINE STANDARD – This option is ideal for individuals who wish to receive their education while balancing school with other responsibilities and are unavailable during the day. Students will still need to login regularly to Elim’s College Management System (requiring a reliable laptop and a good internet connection) in order to have access to course materials and resources, complete assignments and interact with faculty and classmates. Students will have much more scheduling flexibility and be able to study in the comfort of their own home.

Applicants should note which format is available for each class in which they wish to enroll. Some classes only offer one or the other format, while others offer both formats. In cases where both options are available, applicants will be required to notify the Academic Department which format they prefer. They may not switch formats once the semester has begun.

NOTE: classes must have a minimum of 5 participants for the class to proceed. Enrollment of less than 5 in these classes may result in the class being cancelled. A determination of cancellation of the class will be communicated to participants by the end of the first week of classes, after the Add period is over.

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