Students should arrive at Central Bible College one day prior to registration day. (See the school calendar.) Late entrants will be penalized by paying a late registration fee. (See list of fees in Catalog.) Final registration dates are published in the calendar in the catalog. Classes missed because of late registration will be counted as absences and will count in the total absences for the semester. Advising
Professional academic advising pertaining to the program of studies, requirements, and academic probation is provided by the Office of the Registrar. Each student also works with a faculty advisor at the time of registration.
Counseling and advising beyond the Counseling Office and Office of the Registrar are available through the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice President for Student Development, the dormitory supervisors, the dorm counselors and each faculty member. (See also Counseling under Student Life)Class Assignments
As a general rule, for every hour of class attendance, approximately two hours should be spent in study. A time budget schedule should be prepared at the beginning of each semester so that sufficient time is allotted for study. The library habit should be acquired early.
Keeping careful and complete notes in classes is important. Assignments should be typewritten or carefully handwritten in ink. Written work is to be the student?s own work. Plagiarism is wrong, therefore, all sources must be given when quoting material.
All assigned work (term papers, book reports, etc.) will be due on dates announced in the teacher?s syllabus. Failure to submit work when due will result in deduction of grade at the instructor?s option. The student is responsible for all make-up work when absent from classes, and the due date set by the instructor is still mandatory.
In all formal written work and research papers, students will follow the procedure outlined in the Modern Language Association (MLA) style manual.
It is the position of the college that the taking of systematic class notes is a much superior method than the use of a tape recorder. Therefore, tape recorders for the purpose of review are discouraged. However, under extenuating circumstances, the use of a tape recorder is permitted. In such instances, the student must receive clearance from the instructor and the instructor will make arrangements with the Vice President for Academic Affairs.Class Attendance/Absence
Regular and punctual class attendance is extremely important for a successful college education. Therefore, students at Central Bible College are expected to attend all class periods. An absence or tardy in any class for any reason will be counted. It is the student’s responsibility to keep an accurate record of all his/her class absences or tardies along with specific documentation. Detailed information concerning attendance policies is given in the Academic Catalog under the heading Class Attendance/Absence.Credit Hours
Scholastic work is measured according to the semester credit hour. This is equivalent to one class session per week (plus preparation) or two laboratory hours per week (plus preparation) for the length of the semester.
A full-time student is defined as one who carries a minimum of twelve semester hours. However, students will normally carry 16 semester hours of college work. Additional loads may be carried by permission of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
The following guidelines for maximum student course load are observed:Maximum Load Qualifying Requirement
- 19 hours A-
- 18 hours B
- 16 hours C
- 17 hours First semester freshmen not on academic probation
- 12-14 hours Probationary status
Students residing in the residence halls are required to carry at least 8 hours of academic work in the classroom.
A student may drop a course without academic penalty up to not less than four weeks prior to the beginning of final exams. Students must, however, consider the minimum number of credit hours necessary for such things as on-campus housing, scholarships, grants, on campus employment, etc. This drop policy does not apply to College Choir, Ensemble, group music lessons or private lessons.
Students who wish to change courses or academic programs may do so with the permission of the Registrar. Final dates for changing classes are published in the college calendar in this catalog. Withdrawal from classes after the published date is permissible only by action of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Registrar. Ordinarily, this is permitted only in cases of emergency.
Registration for private lessons is a commitment for the semester. After the music teacher and the student have agreed on a convenient time for the lesson, based on the schedule supplied by the student, the student is expected to be faithful to that schedule. There are no refunds for private lessons dropped or missed. (See section on Financial Information.)Computer Proficiency
All students are expected to have or develop proficiency in using the personal computer during the freshman year at CBC. This can be done by taking the course, SC011 Computer Instruction; by prior high school or college instruction in computers; or by demonstrating proficiency in computer use to the instructor in the computer lab. There is a charge for the course and a lab fee. (See financial section) Some faculty may require typewritten work.Summer Programs
Central Bible College offers extensive summer school programs during May, June, and July. Students who enroll for the summer terms will find comprehensive offerings in both required and elective subjects, as well as some specialized areas.
The summer sessions usually begin the first Monday after commencement and usually end during the first week in August. Applications for admission to summer school can be made to the Enrollment Services Office. A schedule of classes will be sent upon request. The administration reserves the right to cancel classes of less than 10 students.
Residence hall rooms, tuition, and music fees are listed in the section on financial information. The cafeteria does not operate during the summer sessions.
A fifty percent refund on tuition will be allowed any time during the first week of any summer session. After that date, no refund will be granted. A 100% refund is given only on courses dropped before the first day of the session. Registration and fees are not refundable.Course Selection
Students are not to register for advanced courses until prerequisites are met and usually not for courses more than one year in advance of their grade level. (For example: Freshmen should take 100-level courses. Under certain conditions, 200-level courses may be taken. In no case will a freshman be allowed to take 300-level courses.)Evening Classes
Evening courses are offered in those areas where there is sufficient demand to warrant such a program. These classes will apply toward a diploma or degree.Military Training
As many as 12 units of credit may be transferred from course work taken in the military where such courses are appropriate to the curriculum of Central Bible College. Transfer recommendations will be followed as contained in the manual published by the American Council on Education.Student Ministry Requirements
As a practical adjunct to classroom work, the college requires the student to be actively engaged in the local church or in one of the numerous student ministry activities. The Director of Student Ministries will aid the student in finding placement in a ministry of his or her choice.Transfer of Credits
Central Bible College accepts transfer credits of grade C or higher earned in accredited colleges insofar as those credits are comparable to the curriculum of Central Bible College. Credits earned at unaccredited schools will be evaluated on an individual basis. Normally such credits will be accepted at 40% of their credit value. After the transfer has demonstrated successful academic performance at Central Bible College, the prior academic work will be reevaluated for up to full transfer credit. Correspondence credits will be evaluated in a similar manner. No more than a total of 12 semester hours of credit by correspondence will be allowed to fulfill degree requirements except correspondence work earned through the college degree program of the Global University System (Berean/ICI) prior to matriculation at Central Bible College. Thirty hours can be transferred from Global University as long as the courses apply to CBC curriculum and a grade of C or above is earned. It is recommended that individuals contact the Registrar at Central Bible College before enrolling in courses. Transcript evaluation is done by the Registrar and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.Tutoring
Free tutorial services for CBC students are available in The Learning Center, located in the Pearlman Memorial Library.Grades
In order to graduate, a student must have at least a 2.0 GPA. Grades are based on the following scale:
- A = 4.0
- A- = 3.67
- B+ = 3.33
- B = 3.00
- B- = 2.67
- C+ = 2.33
- C = 2.0
- C- = 1.67
- D+ = 1.33
- D = 1.00
- D- = 0.67
- F = 0.00 Failure or unofficial withdrawl
- I = Incomplete
- W = Officially Withdrawn