GRACE BIBLE COLLEGE & SEMINARY

"Where Vision Becomes Mission"

 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

(FAQ)

Q. How long do I have to complete my courses?


A. - Students study at their own pace, but must submit at least one student exam/report every 30 days in order to remain active. Students who violate course deadlines can be reinstated upon payment of a $50.00 reinstatement fee and placed on academic probation. Students with three periods of inactivity or students inactive for 60 days are dismissed from the program without being eligible for readmission. Classroom students will follow either a six week or eight week class schedule as directed by course instructor.


Q. How do I communicate with the school? 


A. - GBCS is an online school and all communications are handled by our global staff online or by email. Classroom students have weekly conferences with their classroom instructors on campus. Distance education students study independently.


Q. How do I submit my exams for grading?


A. - All exams for undergraduate students are submitted online through our Online Testing Center using your username and password and students receive live time results once they submit their exams for grading. Most courses for graduate degree students are submitted by email.


Q. Are tuition payments refundable?


A. No. - Tuition payments are non-refundable.


Q. Do you offer classroom courses?


A. - Yes,  we also offer classroom courses at select locations through our partnerships with local churches/ministries, when there are at least 10 students enrolled in the same course.


Q. Do I have to pay full tuition or can I make payments?

A. - Students can either pay full tuition and receive a 10% discount or they can pay per course as they go.


Q. When can I register or enroll for courses?


A. - You can enroll at any time in our distance education programs online or by mail at any time throughout the year, as there is open enrollment year-round, for distance education students, who study independently at their own pace. Classroom courses are also available at select locations, when there are at least 10 students enrolled in the same course.


Q. Is there and annual graduation ceremony and do I have to attend in order to graduate?


A. - Yes, we usually conduct an annual graduation ceremony the third weekend in May in Atlanta, GA. As an online school most students receive their degrees by mail. Graduation fees by mail are $75.00 and includes degree and transcript with gold foiled diploma holder.


Q. How do I pay for my courses? 


A. - Courses can be paid for using a credit/debit card online through the payment link on the school site or we can send you an link for tuition and fees payments.


Q. Can I order a copy of my transcripts and diploma?


A. - Yes, you can order replacement transcripts @ $10.00 each and replacement diplomas @ $25.00 each.


Q. What happens if I have been inactive for more than 30 days?


A. - Your student record is placed in our inactive file and you would have to pay a $50.00 reinstatement fee in order to be placed back onto to active student roster. Please note that records for inactive students are usually purged after 90 days of inactivity.


Q. Is the school accredited?


A. - Yes. GBCS is accredited by the International Association of Christian SchoolsGBCS is "not" accredited by the U.S. Department of Education, nor do we seek to be accredited by any agency associated with the U.S. Department of Education or any other international governmental agency. All degrees issued by Grace Bible College & Seminary are designed solely for the purpose of providing training and education for those involved in or seeking to enter christian ministry. Grace Bible College & Seminary is the official training school for ministers licensed and ordained for christian ministry through the Ambassadors Ministerial Fellowship and Christ Universal Church. All of our degrees are intended solely for the purpose of Christian ministry and are not intended for any unrelated secular purposes.


Q. Are GBCS credits transferable to other schools? 


A. - You will need to check with the schools that you wish to transfer credits to, as GBCS serves as the official training institution for ministers licensed/ordained by the Ambassadors Ministerial Fellowship and Christ Universal Church. Each school has their own criteria for accepting credits from other institutions.


Q. I have a degree, but it is not ministry related. Can I still use it to enroll in your school?


A. - No. All students must have a ministry related degree in order to enroll in our Bachelors and higher degree programs. All students are accepted into our Certificate and Associates Degree programs, with no degree or pre-requisite courses required.


Q. If I have a problem with login or a question about my courses. How can I contact the school?


A. - Our Support Center can be contacted by email at [email protected] or through the Online Support Center during our business hours Monday - Friday from 10am to 2pm EST.


*Updated: 05/15/18