Legal Notices

Right to Make Changes Without Further Notice

 

The College reserves the right to make changes in calendar, programs, courses, degree requirements, tuition, fees, refunds, and other matters without further notice.

Nondiscrimination

 

The College admits students of any age, race, color, and national or ethnic origin. Such students are admitted to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally available to students at this college. Article VIII of our Articles of Incorporation also states this nondiscriminatory policy.

Official Statistics, Comparison Data

 

BBC encourages prospective students to be fully informed before enrolling at BBC or any other college. The United States Department of Education makes available a 'College Navigator' which presents reliable data about U.S. colleges in a format that facilitates accurate comparisons by providing official data in a standardized format.

Below we have identified common information prospective students might seek about BBC. The following links will take you outside the Boise Bible College website and redirect you to historic and official data about BBC found in USDE's College Navigator.

Student-Faculty Ratio

Historic data on costs and cost increases

Historic data on financial aid amounts and distribution

Enrollment Statistics (Ethnicity, Gender, Age)

Retention Rates, Graduation Rates, and Transfer-Out Rates

Placement Rates

Campus Security and Crime Statistics

 
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Conduct Agreement

 

Your application for admission indicates your agreement to abide by BBC's regulations as detailed in the current catalog and the Student Handbook. This is not negotiable, and failure to comply may result in administrative probation and/or dismissal from the College.

The College believes that its allegiance to the doctrinal and ethical standards of the Bible would be compromised by admitting students whose sexual orientation is directed toward members of their own gender. The College therefore reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone embracing the homosexual lifestyle.

Application for admission from someone with such orientation may be considered following an interview with the Dean of Students, repentance before God, and a stated willingness to forsake the homosexual lifestyle.

See the catalog for details of BBC's 'Code of Conduct.'

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Notification of Rights under Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) for Postsecondary Institutions

 

On November 19, 1974, Public Law 93-380, entitled The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), became effective. This law affords students certain rights with respect to their education records, and BBC supports the intent of the law and, to the best of its ability, will provide the rights and privileges specified by the law.

These rights are:

• The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day Boise Bible College receives a request for access.

Students should submit to the academic dean a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The academic dean will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the academic office, the academic dean shall advise the student of the correct person to whom the request should be addressed.

• The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student believes is inaccurate or misleading.

Students may ask Boise Bible College to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If Boise Bible College decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, Boise Bible

College will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.

• The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

This means that the College cannot release transcripts to third parties unless the request is made in writing and signed by the student.

One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is defined as a person employed by Boise Bible College in an administrative, supervisory, academic, or support staff position; a person or company with whom Boise Bible College has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees: or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

• The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Boise Bible College to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.

Washington, DC 20202-4605

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Disability Services

Students with physical or learning disabilities who require accommodations in order to access educational opportunities at BBC are encouraged to contact the registrar in a timely manner.

Documentation of diagnosis of a disability may be required in order to secure these services. Any documentation provided by the student will be used to determine what level of accommodation may be required and will be kept confidential.

BBC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified students in keeping with federal law and consistent with the academic integrity of the college.

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Policies

Agreement with Code of Conduct

Your application for admission indicates your agreement to abide by BBC's regulations as detailed in the current Catalog and the Student Handbook. This is not negotiable, and failure to comply may result in administrative probation and/or dismissal from the College. Every student at BBC is required to sign a conduct agreement before beginning class as a student.

Admissions Criteria

Admissions Paperwork: You must have submitted all required admissions paperwork by August 15 (for fall semester) or December 15 (for spring semester).

Character: We believe that qualities like a love for God and a servant heart are at least as important as academic ability. Thus, for at least the year prior to enrollment, you must have exhibited a commitment to Christ and active involvement in a local congregation.

If you have had criminal charges brought against you, you cannot be admitted until all charges are fully cleared; nor can you be admitted within a year of a felony conviction or release from prison. You must also provide strong recommendations from the leadership of a church in which you have been active for the past twelve months.

Academic Ability: Our standards are set only high enough to ensure that you have reasonable potential for doing acceptable college-level work.

  1. ACT/SAT I Test Scores. You must achieve a composite score of at least 17 on the ACT exam 1300 on the SAT Reasoning Test. BBC's reporting code for SAT is 0891. Our reporting code for ACT is 0917.
  2. Transcripts. You must have your official high school and/or college transcripts sent directly to BBC from those institutions. Transcripts cannot be returned or forwarded to others.

High School graduates (public or private) must have a 2.00 CGPA and be ranked in the top 75% of their class. Students without a high school diploma must have a High School Equivalency Diploma with a GED score in the 25th percentile or above. College transfer students who have attempted 12 hours or more of college-level work must have a CGPA of at least 2.00 in all previously attempted college courses. For transfer students who have attempted less than 12 hours of college-level work, their high school GPAs will be used.

Homeschool Students

Homeschooled students are welcomed at BBC. Admissions criteria for homeschooled students are the same as for other applicants except as noted below. It is recommended that homeschooled students who plan to attend BBC contact the Admissions Office early in the college planning process.

A transcript signed and dated by the preparer, must be provided indicating the subject areas studied during grades 9-12, the length of time spent in those subjects, and the grades earned. Official transcripts provided by homeschool curriculum providers are preferred, but parent-prepared transcripts are also accepted. It is recommended that applicants and parents consult with the BBC Admissions Office before submitting parent-prepared transcripts.

Homeschooled students are encouraged, if possible, to have teacher recommendations filled out by the teacher of a class taken at a community college, a local high school, or from a private tutor.

BBC is not permitted to offer Federal Financial Aid (such as Pell Grants or student loans) to students who do not meet federal 'Ability to Benefit' requirements. Homeschooled students should be especially diligent to be sure they qualify to receive Federal Student Aid. See 'Federal Student Aid Eligibility' on page 18 of the catalog for additional information.

Transfer Students

Transcripts. If you have taken previous work at other colleges, you are required to have official transcripts from those other institutions sent to BBC.

Debts to Other Colleges. We expect students to have completed their financial obligation with other colleges before enrolling at BBC. (This does not include student loans.)

Transfer of Credits. Courses taken at another accredited post-secondary institution may be accepted to meet requirements for our degrees at the discretion of the registrar. Normally, to have credits transfer, classes taken at other institutions must be equivalent to or exceed our course requirements and you must have achieved a grade equivalence of 'C' (2.00) or better. We do not transfer credits assigned a 'Pass/Fail' grade. There are limits to the number of credit hours that can be transferred. See pages 31 and 32 of the catalog. Transfer credits apply toward graduation requirements, but not toward your GPA.

If you are transferring from an unaccredited institution with which BBC has had no experience, you may be required to provide some or all of the following: course syllabus, notes, faculty credentials, and college catalog.

No transfers take place until you have completed twelve hours of course work at BBC with a 2.00 GPA.

Some institutions give credits in quarter hours rather than semester hours. A quarter hour is considered to be equivalent to two-thirds of a semester credit hour.

International Students

If you are an international student you may have to meet additional requirements.

  1. You must have a letter of recommendation sent by a missionary whom we recognize from your native country before we will accept your application.
  2. If English is not your first language, you must verify that you can handle class work in English by achieving a score of 500 on a recent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), which is available at most Unites States consulates.
  3. You must have a letter of guarantee sent by a person or agency assuring your financial support and return ticket to your native country or proof of sufficient personal funds for the same.
  4. You must supply an English language copy of all educational credits above the eighth grade.

The admissions office will send you a set of recommendations best suited to your individual enrollment circumstances.

Special Students

Special Students are those credit or noncredit students who are not interested in pursuing a degree program, who have been conditionally admitted because of academic deficiencies (have not graduated from high school or acceptably completed the GED), or have not been accepted as a degree-seeking student.

Special students are not eligible for BBC scholarships or government financial aid, but may work toward a certificate or take courses of their own selection within the limits of their qualifications. To move from special student status to regular credit student status, you will need to complete the procedure given for a new credit student.

Audit Students

Auditors are students who wish to enroll in class without receiving academic credit. Admission is on the basis of spiritual and academic qualifications as well as available space. Auditors must complete a short application form and register along with the other students. Audit tuition is at a reduced rate but is not refundable.

If you audit a class, you must follow the same general regulations as other students, though you are not required to do the assignments or take the examinations. Your participation in these activities and classroom discussion are at the discretion of the instructor. Audited courses may be taken for credit at a later date. Auditors who attend at least 75% of the class sessions will have a record of their audited class on their transcripts.

Failure to Meet Admissions Criteria

Students who do not meet all of the above qualifications may (at the discretion of the academic dean) be:

  1. Granted full admission with no qualifications;
  2. Admitted on a probationary basis (conditional admission);
  3. Admitted only to a Certificate or two-year program;
  4. Admitted as non-degree seeking special student;
  5. Denied admissions

Admissions Procedures

Step One—Application. The first step to enrolling in Boise Bible College is to contact the admissions department and request an application packet. This packet will assist you in securing the necessary recommendations and academic records. Click here to download the application packet.

When the necessary information arrives at the College, your file will be reviewed by the admissions department, and if all is satisfactory, you will be notified that you have been accepted.

Step Two—Enrollment. After you have been accepted, the admissions department will send you an enrollment packet. This packet guides you through the process of securing campus housing. It also contains forms that provide the College with additional information. During the latter part of this stage you should receive information regarding your financial aid package.

Step Three—Pre-registration. Your next step is to decide on a degree program and sign up for classes. You will be guided through this process by the registrar or an admissions officer.

Step Four—Attend Orientation and Registration. Orientation takes place the weekend before classes begin, and will acquaint you with our facilities, personnel, and programs. The schedule includes instructional sessions, a couple of proficiency exams, as well as times for entertainment and fellowship. All new full-time students (including transfer students) must attend orientation and take the proficiency exams. New part-time students are encouraged to participate. Usually two days which overlap orientation days are allotted to finalize registration, secure your ID, books, and any needed permits. The dates are listed inside the catalog front cover.

Readmission

Regulations regarding academic probation, suspension, and readmission apply to all credit students enrolled for six hours or more. Decisions regarding students with fewer hours will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Readmission after an Inactive Student Status. If your enrollment at BBC has been interrupted, the following conditions apply for readmission.

  • After one inactive semester - You may contact your advisor and register for courses.
  • After two or three consecutive inactive semesters - You must reapply for admissions, but the admission fee is waived.
  • After four or more consecutive inactive semesters - You must repeat the full admission process and come under the guidelines of the current catalog.

Readmission after Academic Suspension. Students who have been academically or administratively suspended and wish to re-enroll are subject to the following conditions:

  • Reinstatement will not be considered for at least one semester.
  • Students must submit a new application for admission through the Admissions Department. In order for the application to be given serious consideration, the suspended student's essay, recommendations, and subsequent academic work (if any) must show that positive, identifiable steps have been taken to correct whatever circumstances resulted in the suspension from BBC.
  • Once completed, your application for readmission will be forwarded for review by the Director of Enrollment Services in consultation with the Academic Dean and Dean of Students.
  • Even if re-admission is granted, the student will likely have limited or no eligibility for financial aid.
  • A student who has been suspended twice from Boise Bible College will not be eligible to re-enroll in the future.
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