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

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.’

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

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

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.

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.

For additional information regarding our policies, see the catalog.