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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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.

Advanced Standing Policy for Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation Course Work

Current Eligible Advanced Standing Eligible Subjects

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

Hebrew Language: After their acceptance, M.Div. 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 from an accredited institution. Students with no bachelor's degree may still be considered for admission. 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 2022-2023: October 1, 2022
Summer Semester 2022-2023: March 17, 2022

For the M.Div. Program:
Faith Church Internships: October 31, 2021
All other applications: April 30, 2022

Is FBS accredited?

Faith Bible Seminary is accredited with the Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation. FBS received initial accreditation on February 20, 2019 and will reaffirm it accreditation in 2024.

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