Policies 2017-06-22T16:10:43+00:00


FERPA Policy
IBCS permanently maintains student records and follows the Family Educational Rights and Privileges Act (FERPA) regulations regarding disclosure of student records, both academic and personal.

Additional information may be found in the Student Handbook or by consulting with the IBCS CAO, Registrar, or FAA.

Admissions Policy
IBCS is committed to training men and women for church-related vocations. A primary requirement for every candidate for admission is a testimony of a personal trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior. All applicants are required to write a brief account of their assurance of salvation.

It is expected that those who seek admission demonstrate Christian character, a teachable spirit, and a sincere desire to know the will of God.

Attendance at International Baptist College and Seminary is a privilege, not a right. This privilege may be forfeited any time the administration feels that the student is evidencing a lifestyle or belief system inconsistent with IBCS’s religious beliefs or mission. When students make application, they agree to abide by the rules and standards of conduct of IBCS.

The standards of Christian faith and scholarship at IBCS require a review and evaluation of every applicant. Letters of recommendation, statement of vital Christian faith, moral character, and personal integrity, as well as one’s academic record, will be considered.

Nondiscrimination Policy
International Baptist College and Seminary does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all members of our staff, students, visitors, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Transfer of Credit Policy
To receive entry as a transfer student, the student must present official transcripts of all prior college work. A student seeking to transfer credits from other higher education institutions must request from all involved schools that official transcripts be sent directly to IBCS. These documents need to include a statement and/or represent good standing from the institution of prior attendance.

Transfer credit must come from schools that are accredited by an agency approved by the U.S. government. Exceptions to this policy may be made on an individual basis by the Registrar’s office and/or IBCS’s admissions committee.

Students transferring fewer than twenty-six credit hours of college level work may be required to submit scores from an ACT or an SAT. These results will be forwarded to IBCS automatically when the student specifies IBCS’s ACT number (0178) or the SAT number (5461).

All undergraduate courses transferred must have, at a minimum, a grade no lower than 71% (C-).
All graduate courses transferred must have, at a minimum, a grade no lower than 81% (B-).
At least 25% of the credit hours of any undergraduate degree earned from IBCS must be taken at IBCS. At least 51% of the credit hours of any graduate degree earned from IBCS must be taken at IBCS.

Drug and Alcohol Policies
IBCS takes seriously its responsibility for creating a campus conducive to living, learning, and working. In keeping with this responsibility is the establishment of clear rules and regulations regarding the use of controlled substances, which are defined as found in the IBCS catalog under “Lifestyle Policies.”

Campus Safety Statistics
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