Global Bible College & Seminary, Inc.

                                                       "Building Christian Leaders to Impact the Globe through the Work of the Ministry" 

PROGRAM/COURSE POLICY

REMEDIAL COURSES


Students who have difficulty with spelling, reading, writing, or comprehension may be required to take one or all of the following courses. There is no charge for these studies and no credit is awarded.
*Correct English – *Comprehensive English – *Spelling – *Better Writing Skills


COURSE RETURN POLICY
 

All coursework submitted for degree studies become the property of GBCS. Coursework will not be returned, so you must make a photocopy for your own records.


COURSE SUBSTITUTION POLICY
 

GBCS reserves the right to substitute any course at any time for any reason. The likelihood of GBCS substituting a course is rare, however, occasionally a book goes out of print and this forces GBCS to substitute.


COURSE DELINQUENCIES
 
It is the student’s responsibility to notify GBCS when additional time is needed to complete a course. GBCS’s guidelines for completing courses are: All 2-4 credit hour courses should be completed within an 8 week period; All 6 credit hour courses should be completed within a 12 week period; Each thesis should be completed within a 16 week period. Students are allowed 2 extensions per course based upon approval from the Academic Review Committee for extenuating circumstances. If a course is submitted within 30 days after the date of the second extension due date the student will receive an automatic grade point deduction. However, if a student is given 2 extensions and has not submitted the course within the 30 days following the 2nd extension due date, the student will have to retake the course and pay a $75.00 fee to retake the course.

DEGREE PROGRAM DEADLINES
 

If a student fails to complete his/her degree by the following degree program deadline, he/she must re-enroll under the current prices and forfeit all monies previously paid. If this occurs, the student will be given credit for courses taken, and the remaining courses not taken will have to be paid under the current catalog prices.


Degree Program & Deadline

Associate Degree – 2 years
Bachelor Degree – 3-4 years
Master Degree – 2 years
Doctorate Degree – 3 years
PhD.D. Degree – 3-4 years
 
The above deadlines may be decreased depending on the number of credits awarded upon enrollment in the degree program.
 

Global Bible College & Seminary, Inc., is committed to keeping any and all personal information collected of those individuals that visit our website and make use of our online facilities and services accurate, confidential, secure and private.  Our privacy policy has been designed and created to ensure those affiliated with GBCS of our commitment and realization of our obligation not only to meet but to exceed most existing privacy standards.

 

THEREFORE, this Privacy Policy Agreement shall apply to GBCS, and thus it shall govern any and all data collection and usage thereof.  Through the use of GBCS you are herein consenting to the following data procedures expressed within this agreement.

 

Collection of Information

 

It is highly recommended and suggested that you review the privacy policies and statements of any website you choose to use or frequent as a means to better understand the way in which other websites garner, make use of and share information collected.

 

Use of Information Collected

GBCS may collect and may make use of personal information to assist in the operation of our website and to ensure delivery of the services you need and request.  At times, we may find it necessary to use personally identifiable information as a means to keep you informed of other possible products and/or services that may be available to you from https://www.globalbiblecollege.com.  GBCS may also be in contact with you with regards to completing surveys and/or research questionnaires related to your opinion of current or potential future services that may be offered.

 

GBCS may disclose your personal information, without prior notice to you, only if required to do so in accordance with applicable laws and/or in a good faith belief that such actions is deemed necessary or is required in an effort to:

 

·         Remain in conformance with any decrees, laws and/or statues or in an effort to comply with any process which may be served upon GBCS and/or our website;

 

·         Maintain, safeguard and/or preserve all the rights and/or property of GBCS; and

 

·         Perform under demanding conditions in an effort to safeguard the personal safety of users of  https://www.globalbiblecollege.com  and/or the general public.

 

Unsubscribe or Opt-Out

All users and/or visitors to our website have the option to discontinue receiving communication from us and/or reserve the right to discontinue receiving communications by way of email or newsletters.  To discontinue or unsubscribe to our website please send an email that you wish to unsubscribe to [email protected].  If you wish to unsubscribe or opt-out from any third party websites, you must go to that specific website to unsubscribe and/or opt-out.

 

Links to Other Web Sites

Our website does contain links to affiliate and other websites.  Global Bible College & Seminary does not claim nor accept responsibility for any privacy policies, practices and/or procedures of other such websites.  Therefore, we encourage all users and visitors to be aware when they leave our website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.  The aforementioned Privacy Policy Agreement applies only and solely to the information collected by our website.

 

Security

GBCS shall endeavor and shall take every precaution to maintain adequate physical, procedural and technical security with respect to our offices and information storage facilities so as to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure or modification of the user’s personal information under our control.

 

Changes to Privacy Policy Agreement

GBCS reserves the right to update and/or change the terms of our privacy policy, and as such we will post those changes to our website homepage at Global Bible College & Seminary, so that our users and/or visitors are always aware of the type of information we collect, how it will be used, and under what circumstances, if any, we may disclose such information.  If at any point in time GBCS decides to make use of any personally identifiable information on file, in a manner vastly different from that which was stated when this information was initially collected, the user or users shall be promptly notified by email.  Users at that time shall have the option as to whether or not to permit the use of their information in this separate manner.

 

Acceptance of Terms

Through the use of this website, you are hereby accepting the terms and conditions stipulated within the aforementioned Privacy Policy Agreement.  If you are not in agreement with our terms and conditions, then you should refrain from further use of our sites.  In addition, your continued use of our website following the posting of any updates or changes to our terms and conditions shall mean that you are in agreement and acceptance of such changes.

 

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Privacy Policy Agreement related to our website, please feel free to contact us at the following email, telephone number or mailing address.

 

Email:  i[email protected]  

 

Telephone Number352-405-6286

 

Mailing Address:


ONLINE ENROLLMENT

 
 

Global Bible College and Seminary (“GBCS” or “the College”) is committed to fostering an environment of mutual respect among its students, staff, and faculty, as well as others who participate in the College’s programs and activities. 


As part of this commitment, GBCS seeks to protect the rights of all members of the College online community and any other persons having dealings with the College, and prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of gender or sex (including pregnancy), gender identity or expression, race, color, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability or handicap, age, genetics, marital status, veteran status and any other category protected by law (“protected characteristics”).


GBCS expects that its students, faculty, staff, vendors, contractors, alumni, and guests will conduct themselves appropriately and refrain from behavior that violates this and other College policies. 


Accordingly, individuals who discriminate against or harass others in violation of this policy, regardless of whether such conduct rises to the level of unlawful discrimination or harassment, may be subject to disciplinary action, up to, and including, immediate termination of employment, association with GBCS, or dismissal from GBCS.


GBCS expects that its students, faculty, staff, vendors, contractors, alumni, and guests will conduct themselves appropriately and refrain from behavior that violates this and other College policies. 


Accordingly, individuals who discriminate against or harass others in violation of this policy, regardless of whether such conduct rises to the level of unlawful discrimination or harassment, may be subject to disciplinary action, up to, and including, immediate termination of employment, association with GBCS, or dismissal from GBCS.

ADMISSIONS POLICY

PREREQUISITES TO ENROLL
 

Associate of Biblical Studies
A student must verify evidence of graduation from high school or evidence of completion of a (GED) General Education Development.

 

Bachelor Level Programs
A student must verify evidence of graduation from high school or evidence of completion of a (GED) General Education Development.

 

Master Level Programs
A student must complete all requirements of a Bachelor’s Degree (or its equivalent). Secular Bachelor degrees do not qualify, but some credits may transfer.

 

Doctorate Level Programs
A student must hold a Master’s degree in a biblical field such as Religious (Christian) Education, Biblical Studies, Theology, Ministry, Divinity, etc., (Secular Master’s degrees do not qualify, but some credits may transfer)


COURSE CREDIT TRANSFERS/ADVANCED STANDING
 

If a student has completed prior college work that is equivalent to a comparable course, it may be permissible to transfer credit hours into a degree program.

 

Requirements for transfer are:
* Courses transferred into any level degree program must have a Grade of C or better.
* Courses which may be transferred must be comparable to the courses in the degree program in which you are applying.
* An Application & Ministerial Resume must be sent directly to GBCS for review.
* Upon enrollment by evaluation of application and resume, a student must mail transcripts to GBCS within 30 days.
* Only credits earned prior to enrollment will be considered for transfer. (Any courses taken at other institutions, seminars, workshops, retreats, church training, etc., while a student is enrolled will not be evaluated for transfer credit in the program the student is currently enrolled in. However, a student may request an evaluation of these credits upon enrolling in a higher degree program.)
* Courses being transferred must come from approved or recognized institutions.
* Each request for transfer is reviewed by an academic committee.


COURSE CREDIT THROUGH LIFE EXPERIENCE/ADVANCED STANDING
 

In some cases, a student may possess life experience but lack transferable credit hours. In such cases, the academic review committee will determine the number of credits allowable. The academic committee may utilize a variety of assessment tools in determining if the life experiences are equivalent to the objectives of a course. Some of the assessment tools utilized may consist of: Subject Challenge Test-Outs, Professional Portfolio Review, Professional Reference Review, and other assessment tools. 


DENIAL OF ADMITTANCE INTO A DEGREE PROGRAM

GBCS has the right to deny admittance to any applicant based on the following:
* A history of violent and abusive behavior
* Differences in doctrine
* Mental Instability
* False statements on application
* Poor credit history
* Other reasons/or conditions not listed in the aforementioned above


24 HOUR EVALUATION

In order to receive a quick evaluation of your education and life experience, simply fill out (hand-written or typed) the Application/Ministry Resume, Doctrinal Views, and Degree Program forms and fax them to us for a decision by phone within 24 hours concerning credits awarded, costs, payment schedule, etc. You may fax the resume to (352) 388-4239. (This is a 24 hour fax line.)


SAMPLE CATEGORIES FOR LIFE CREDIT:
Career/job-related activities
Church Pastorate
Military Service
College Course/Degrees
Radio/TV experience
Community Volunteer Activities
Authoring of book(s)/religious articles 
Sunday School teachers
Seminars/individual courses
Counseling
Missionary Travels
Developed Bible School
 

NOTE: Any such experiences/studies must be documented in writing when submitted. Providing false documentation or information is grounds for immediate dismissal.

REFUND POLICY

It is the student’s responsibility to notify our office when officially withdrawing from a degree program. Refunds are determined from the official date of withdrawal as follows:

 

100% if withdrawal is before issuance of coursework
50% if withdrawal is between 7-10 days of acceptance
0% if withdrawal is after 10 days of date of acceptance