Admissions

If you're ready to grow your knowledge and heart for the Word and for people through our unique programs, we invite you to apply!

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Why Choose Faith?

Admissions Policies

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 completed 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. The FBS administration will either grant advanced standing credit, assign supplemental work before credit is granted, or require students to take the courses from FBS.

Transfer Credits

FBS considers its course content to be very important in conferring a degree, therefore, FBS will not grant credit for courses whose subjects bear minor resemblances to the requirements for a course in our curriculum.

Transfer Credits

Transfer credits will be awarded based on how well they meet the below criteria,

  • It must be very similar in content to a course FBS offers
  • It must be a graduate course, FBS will not award transfer credit for undergraduate courses
  • The course being transferred in must be for a greater than, or equal to, number of credit hours in FBS’ curriculum
  • Under no circumstances can more than 40% of a program be given in transfer credits

Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing is distinct from transfer credit in that FBS is awarding credit for proven proficiency in a specific area. FBS will use its discretion to determine which subjects are eligible for advanced standing. Students and potential students are welcome to contact FBS to inquire about which subjects are eligible for advanced standing.

Current Eligible Advanced Standing Eligible Subjects

Greek Language: After their acceptance, MDiv students may request a test to demonstrate their Greek proficiency and receive course credit.

Hebrew Language: After their acceptance, MDiv students may request a test to demonstrate their Hebrew proficiency and receive course credit.

Applicants wishing to take courses at another seminary before enrolling at FBS should get advance approval to verify acceptance of those courses.

Frequently Asked Questions

What requirements must I meet to be accepted?

We require students to have a bachelor's degree (those that do not may apply for a special exception) from an accredited institution. In addition, we expect all students to be actively participating in their local church. Finally, we expect that all students would be qualified to serve in their ministry context.

What fees are there to apply?

We only require a one-time non-refundable $50 application fee.  All other costs are associated with the classes.

What is the deadline for applying?

For the MABC Program:

Winter Semester 2018-2019: October 5, 2018
Summer Semester 2018-2019: March 22, 2019

For the M.Div. Program:
FC Internships: October 31, 2018
All other applications: April 30, 2019

Is FBS accredited?

Faith Bible Seminary holds candidate status with the Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation, 5850 T. G. Lee Blvd., Ste. 130, Orlando, FL  32822, 407.207.0808.  Candidate status is a pre-accreditation status granted to those institutions that meet the ABHE Conditions of Eligibility and that possess such qualities as may provide a basis for achieving accreditation status within five years.

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