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“Holding forth the Word of Life” Philippians 2:16
“Holding fast the Faithful Word” Titus 1:9
The Academic Year
The academic year is divided into two semesters of 16 weeks each. The first semester begins on the third Monday of July, and closes in mid-November. The second semester begins on the first Monday of January, and closes at the end of April the same year. Conducted in between semesters are interim courses of the Daily Vacation Bible College, graduation exercises and the annual retreat.
Day of Prayer and Registration
Official registration for courses is required at the beginning of the semester, on the Day of Prayer and Registration. Changes in registration of courses may be made during the first two weeks of the semester, after which period a fee of $5.00 per change is levied. No changes in registration are permitted after three weeks. A student who drops a course after this period will receive a grade ‘F’ (Failure) unless a valid reason is given.
A student should normally register for 16–18 credit hours per semester. Students wishing to take less than 16 or more than 18 credits must receive permission from the academic dean. Regular, full-time students may not register for less than 12 credits without special permission from the academic dean. Audited courses are not considered part of the academic load.
Grades are awarded according to the following system:
Your Grade Point Average (GPA) is an important indicator of your academic progress. You are required to monitor your own GPA in order to ensure you are attaining the points required for graduation. The DipTh requires a 2.0 GPA; BMin/BRE/BTh, 2.5; MMin/MRE/MDiv, 3.0; ThM, 3.5; and DRE/ThD, 3.7.
The number of grade points you earn for a course is calculated by multiplying the grade points by the number of credits for that course. For example, if you receive the grade of ‘A’ for Systematic Theology (2 credits), you will earn 4 grade points x 2 = 8 grade points.
Your GPA for a semester is calculated by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of credits attempted for that semester.
A student whose GPA falls below the minimum GPA for any one semester of full-time study will be placed on academic probation. A student who fails to obtain the minimum cumulative GPA for his programme after two consecutive semesters on academic probation may be subject to academic dismissal from the College.
Degree candidates who have completed at least 32 credit hours in residence at FEBC are eligible, upon graduation, for academic honours as follows:
Grade point averages are determined entirely on the basis of grades received at FEBC.
A student has up to three weeks from the Day of Registration to drop a course. A grade ‘F’ (Failure) will be reported for any course withdrawn after the third week without a valid reason.
Courses to be audited must be registered for. Auditing a course means attending classes without obligation to do class assignments or take examinations.
All students are expected to be faithful in class attendance, and likewise in the regular devotional exercises of the College. The Morning Chapel is deemed the most important part of the daily curriculum; therefore, attendance at chapel is mandatory for all full-time students.
Transfer of Credits
Course credits with a minimum grade of ‘B’ earned at other Bible Colleges may be considered for transfer into the FEBC programmes if they meet the academic standards of FEBC. Applicants should arrange to have their official academic transcript sent directly to FEBC from the Bible College or Seminary they had attended. A copy of the prospectus or catalogue of the institution may also be required. Note that the unit of credit used in FEBC is the semester hour.
Confidentiality of Student Data
The College is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of the student’s personal information and undertakes not to divulge any of the student’s personal information to any third party without the written consent of the student.
The confidentiality undertaking has the following exceptions: (1) All records are available to the administrator, faculty, or staff of the College, having legitimate educational concerns. (2) Appropriate information is released to medical personnel when the health of the student or others would be endangered by the withholding of information. (3) Specific data is given to the governmental officials and agencies designated by law, or in compliance with a judicial order.