Policies


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.

For additional information, consult the Student Handbook or the IBCS CAO, Registrar, or FAA.

Admission

IBCS commits 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. IBCS requires all applicants to write a brief account of their assurance of salvation.

We expect those who seek admission to demonstrate Christian character, a teachable spirit, and a sincere desire to know the will of God.

Standards

Attendance at International Baptist College and Seminary is a privilege, not a right. The student may forfeit this privilege any time the administration contends that the student is evidencing a lifestyle or belief system inconsistent with IBCS 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, are considered.

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 commit to providing a welcoming environment for all members of our staff, students, visitors, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Transfer Credit to IBCS

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

Transfer credit is only accepted from schools that are accredited by a U.S. government approved agency. The Registrar’s office and/or the IBCS admissions committee may consider exceptions to this policy on an individual basis.

Minimum Requirements

Students transferring fewer than twenty-six credit hours of college level work may be required by IBCS to submit scores from an ACT or an SAT. The test administrators automatically forward these results to IBCS 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-).
Students earning an undergraduate degree from IBCS must take at least 25% of the credit hours at IBCS. Students earning a graduate degree from IBCS must take at least 51% of the credit hours at IBCS.

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.”

Biblical Authority

International Baptist College and Seminary is dedicated to training students who genuinely desire to live a Christ-honoring life. Therefore, the College family resolves to maintain Biblical standards of Christian behavior, both on and off campus.

The Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct, because it is the verbally inspired and inerrant Word of God. Because all standards of conduct are based on Biblical philosophy, the College specifically rejects the false, unscriptural position of situation ethics, secular humanism, pragmatism, and all forms of relativism. Every deed, word, thought, attitude, and motive should be brought into submission to the teaching of God’s Word and should glorify God. Christians have an obligation to love God, to love one another, and to show God’s love to non-Christians. God’s love for mankind and the Christian’s love for God should motivate the Christian to live according to Biblical principles while avoiding the pitfalls of both flesh-filled legalism and a flesh-filled, indulgent lifestyle.

Christian Responsibility

The Christian’s responsibility is to live an exemplary life in keeping with the admonitions of Scripture (1 Cor. 6:19, 20: 2 Cor. 6:14-7:1; Rom. 12:1-2; 1 Thess. 4:1-8; 5:22; Gal. 5:16-26; Eph. 5:18; Col. 3:17; Rom. 13:14). Students must avoid the following activities: use of alcoholic beverages, tobacco, and illegal drugs; sexual immorality; causing discord; and other worldly activities or forms of entertainment which are inconsistent with Biblical principles. Rather, the Christian should endeavor to walk in the Spirit living out his or her new life in Christ (Eph. 4-5, Gal. 5, Col. 3).

IBCS requires every member of the student body, faculty, staff, and board to sign the Lifestyle Commitment. By this action, each member of the International Baptist College and Seminary family indicates a willingness to comply with the moral and spiritual standards of the Word of God. Those who evidence through either conduct or attitude that they are unwilling to abide by the Lifestyle Commitment may be subject to dismissal.

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