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.
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.
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.
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.”