“After you have taken the course, you will accept it and keep it and use it. That is the final exam, which you will have no trouble in passing. Midterm marks are not entered in the permanent record.” (ACIM, COA ed., T-1.50.6:1-3)
Jesus is here talking to university professors (Helen and Bill), and we can enjoy his humor, for we remember our college days. There is a serious side to what he says, though, indicating that when we apply our learning from A Course in Miracles, we will have no trouble in passing the course. Mid-term grades are not calculated!
And we will all, eventually, head into Awakening. Forgiveness and awakening are the goals of ACIM. When we forgive (though nothing actually ever really needs forgiveness if we haven’t condemned), we are priming ourselves for Awakening. When we listen to how God speaks to our heart, we will know more. Jesus wants all of us to walk the peaceful way back to God. He prepares us well, so that we don’t become panicked if enlightenment should descend upon us suddenly. Most of us, though, will have a quiet Awakening. We have indeed been well-prepared.