Admission requirements will be based on prior academic training, character, and intended purpose for the education.  However, the specific admission requirements are significantly different for each degree offered by FBS.  Therefore, applicants must carefully review the admission policy for the degree program they wish to pursue. 

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In general, the following three issues apply to all applicants regardless of degree program.

Non-Discrimination Policy

FBS will admit qualifying applicants within the context of its theological convictions and purpose statement regardless of race, color, age, national or ethnic origin, or disability.

Advanced Standing

Applicants may apply for advanced standing based on other work done or proficiencies gained.  In the Master of Divinity program it may be possible to receive advanced standing for prior counseling training and the first year Greek and Hebrew courses. Applicants may discuss the possibility of advanced standing by contacting the seminary office. FBS administration will either grant advanced standing credit, assign supplemental work before credit is granted, or require students to take the courses from FBS.

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Transfer of Credits

Applicants may transfer courses taken at other accredited seminaries or institutions. However, the seminary considers its courses essential for graduation and therefore will not grant credit for courses whose subjects bear minor resemblance of the requirements for a course in our curriculum.  Under no circumstances can more than 40% of the program be given in transfer of advanced standing credits. FBS will only grant transfer of credit for graduate level courses.  Applicants wishing to take courses at another seminary before enrolling at FBS should get advance approval to verify acceptance of those courses.

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