Graduation

Graduation Requirements

Academic

  1. You must have completed all the required course work for your degree program. Note: If you have not completed your program requirements after 8 years from initial enrollment, or if you have interrupted your studies for 4 or more semesters, you must re-enroll under the program requirements listed in the catalog which is current for the semester of your re-enrollment. Also you have the option to update your degree program to a later catalog at any time. Note: It is the responsibility of the student alone to ensure that all requirements have been met prior to the deadline for graduation.
  2. Your CGPA must be at least 2.00. In addition, B.A. and B.S. graduates must earn a GPA of at least 2.00 on courses in their major or minors.
  3. The final 32 semester hours must have been earned at BBC (unless the necessary courses are not available on campus).
  4. Candidates must also participate in an evaluation process which will include all or some of the following:
    1. Exit interviews;
    2. Exit tests;
    3. An oral exam or presentation relating to their major field of study.

Christian Service

See page 22 of this Catalog and the Student Handbook for details.

Chapel Attendance

See page 22 of this Catalog and the Student Handbook for details.

Character

  1. To graduate, you must have demonstrated Christian faith and character of such quality that the Academic Council can recommend you for ministry or further study. If the Council decides that you have serious character deficiencies, they may require counseling, delay your graduation, or even deny your application for graduation.
  2. No student will be allowed to graduate while under disciplinary probation.

NOTE: You will not be permitted to go through graduation ceremonies until the above requirements have been met. Graduation requirements are subject to change.

Graduation Honors

These honors are given to graduating seniors completing at least 32 semester hours with the required cumulative grade point average (CGPA).

Summa Cum Laude: 3.75 to 4.00 CGPA
Magna Cum Laude: 3.50 to 3.74 CGPA
Cum Laude: 3.25 to 3.49 CGPA

Procedure for Graduating

  1. Apply for your degree or certificate by filling out an “Application for Graduation” form and submit it (with the graduation fee) by February 1. (Applications for Graduation submitted after February 1 will incur a late fee. No Applications for Graduation will be accepted after April 1.)
  2. Complete all external studies courses by April 1 of the year of graduation. Official transcripts must be received at BBC by May 1. Note: While you may be able to finish correspondence courses early enough to meet deadlines, regular spring semester courses at most colleges end too late to meet this deadline.
  3. Satisfy all academic requirements by the beginning of the final examination week of the semester of graduation. (In specific circumstances, students may be allowed to participate in commencement ceremonies who have one requirement left to complete, have an actionable plan for its completion, and have appealed to the registrar for permission to participate.)
  4. Satisfy all financial obligations with the College (by May 1 of the year of graduation).
  5. Your Application for Graduation must be approved by the Academic Council.
  6. You must participate in the commencement program unless a written request for excuse is approved by the administration of the College.

Second Bachelor's Degree

To earn a second bachelor’s degree from Boise Bible College, you must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 30 additional semester hours of resident work beyond the hours required for your first BBC degree.
  2. Complete the requirements for the second degree program as approved by the Academic Dean. Courses used to satisfy the requirements of one major can not be used to satisfy the requirements of the additional major.
  3. Satisfactorily fulfill all other College graduation requirements.