Admissions Information

Admission Requirements

Academic Information

Financial Information

Admission Requirements

All who apply for admission must be fundamental Christians of good character, who are desirous of increased proficiency and further training in the service of our Lord Jesus Christ. Admission to Indiana Baptist College is not limited by race, color, or national or ethnic origin. A high school diploma or its equivalent is required. American College Test scores will be required of all freshmen applicants. Each applicant should apply for and take the ACT (SAT may be substituted with permission from the Admissions Department) in advance of the first semester in residence. Information concerning testing can be found online at www.actstudent.org. In completing your test application form, be sure to indicate that a copy of your test scores is to be sent directly to Indiana Baptist College. The ACT code for IBC is 3327. ACT scores will be useful in processing a student's application and in advising him during his college career.

First-Time Students

Please use the following checklist when applying.

1. Complete in full the Application for Undergraduate Admission obtained from the Admissions Department, Indiana Baptist College, 1301 W. County Line Road, Greenwood, IN 46142 or by calling 317-882-2345.

2. Enclose $25 for application processing fee.

3. Attach a recent, good-quality photograph.

4. Send one reference form to each of the three references which are listed on the application form (Pastor, teacher or employer, and friend).

5. Send a transcript of the applicant’s high school records or send proof of successful completion of a high school equivalency program.

6. Write a brief testimony which includes a statement of the applicants conversion and his educational objectives while at IBC. This should accompany the application.

7. Make an appointment with a qualified physician and have him fill out the medical form which accompanies the application. This form must be completed within the six-month period prior to the opening of the semester for which enrollment is sought.

8. Register to take the American College Test (ACT). If the applicant has already taken the ACT Assessment, request a copy of one’s scores to be sent to IBC by visiting the same website. If the applicant is 25 years or older an ACT test is not required.

Special Students

Students with irregular educational backgrounds may apply under the Special Student status. Students will follow the normal application procedures and, if accepted, will receive a Special Student classification. A Special Student must abide by all general regulations, including dress and Christian character guidelines.

Transfer Students

Please use the following checklist when transferring:

1. Follow steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7 under “First-Time Students.”

2. Request each college attended previously to send a complete transcript of your work to the Admissions Department.

3. Credits with a grade of "C" or better are eligible for transfer consideration, and may satisfy requirements in applicable areas of your degree.

Visiting Students

Students which are enrolled at another college may take courses for credit as a visiting student, and course credit may be transferred to the other institution upon request of the student. Visiting students follow the regular admission and registration procedures.

Early Admission

Indiana Baptist College provides early admission to highly capable, spiritually mature students to enter the college as regular students prior to high school graduation. This program is designed to meet the educational needs of highly qualified students, to help them realize their God-given potentials, and to produce proficient servants of the Lord Jesus Christ in less than the traditional four years. Along with the regular application form and nonrefundable application fee, such students must submit a letter outlining their reasons for seeking early admission to Indiana Baptist College, as well as their future vocational plans, and a recommendation letter for early admission from the applicant's high school principal.

Application Processing

Processing of applications requires evaluation of high school and college credits, as well as careful consideration of character references, testimony, and other relevant factors. Upon approval, a final letter of acceptance will be sent. Consequently, an applicant should begin application procedures well in advance of the semester in which he is seeking admission.

Counseling & Course Registration

The college seeks to provide all students with sufficient guidance and advice in the selection of courses for particular programs each semester. In order to receive credit for any course, a student must meet all prerequisites for that course and must be registered for the course in the college office. The student should feel free to seek advice or counsel from faculty members on spiritual, vocational, or other matters that concern him. Appointments with the President, Academic Dean, Dean of Men, etc., can be secured from the main office.

Academic Information

Government Recognition

Veterans educational assistance has been available to students who qualify under the regulations of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Please contact the College office for complete information. The Immigration Service of the United States Department of Homeland Security has approved Indiana Baptist College for the training of foreign students entering the country on a student visa.

Residence Information

In order to receive a degree from Indiana Baptist College, a student must take at least 32 semester hours of course work on campus as either a dorm student or a commuting student. Any exception to this policy must be approved by the academic dean.

Drop/Add Policy

Courses may be dropped or added during the first ten class days of the semester schedule by completing a Drop/Add form in the school office, receiving permission by the Registrar and instructor of the class, and paying a drop/add fee of $10. Courses dropped in this period will not be recorded on the student’s transcript or be part of the student’s record.

Courses dropped after 10 class days but within the first five weeks of the semester will be recorded as “withdrawn” (W) on the student’s transcript. Courses dropped after the fifth week will be recorded as either “withdrawn failing” (WF) or “withdrawn passing” (WP) on the transcript depending on the student’s grade average for the course at the time of withdrawal.

The grades W and WP will not be used in computing the student’s G.P.A. A WF will count the same as an F in computing the student’s G.P.A. unless the course is later completed with a passing grade. In that case, the WF will not count on the student’s G.P.A. but will remain on his transcript. The administration may choose to change a WF to W for what it deems extenuating circumstances.

Students who quit a class without completing a drop/add form are not eligible to receive any applicable refund and will receive an F for the course. Refunds will be issued in the amount consistent with the school’s refund policy.

Student Classification

Full-time Student - A full-time student is a degree-seeking student carrying twelve or more semester hours in a single semester.

Part-time Student - A part-time student is a degree-seeking student carrying fewer than twelve semester hours during a particular semester.

Special Student - A special student is (a) a student who is enrolled in a program of audited courses; (b) a student who has not fully completed the application process; or (c) a student who is completing high school requirements in conjunction with taking college courses (dual credit). Special student status requires the express approval of the administration.

Visiting Student - A visiting student is a student enrolled at another college who is doing course work through IBC. Earned course credits are then transferred to that institution upon request of the student.

Transfer Student - A transfer student is a student who has completed at least 30 semester hours of college work at another institution and applies for degree-seeking status at Indiana Baptist College.

Class Standing

Academic classification for all college students is determined by the following standards:

Freshman - Admission to college with freshman standing.

Sophomore - At least 30 semester hours of credit and 60 honor points.

Junior - At least 60 semester hours of credit and 120 honor points.

Senior - At least 90 semester hours of credit and 180 honor points, with the possibility of graduation within the completion of three consecutive semesters.

Graduate - Possession of a Baccalaureate degree and admission to graduate standing.

Attendance

Students are required to attend all classes for which they are registered. Students may have excused absences for up to one week of classes. The instructor and the Dean must sign class excuses before a class may be missed. Unexcused absences will be subject to discipline. Although auditing students are not subject to the same attendance regulations as students taking courses for credit, it is expected that they attend classes on a regular basis. Students who are absent from more than twenty percent of the scheduled classes in any given course (this includes emergency absences) will not be given credit for the course except by special permission from the Academic Dean. Chapel is a very important part of each school day. The inspirational and practical Christian philosophy will help develop strong Christian character.

Directed Study Policy

Indiana Baptist College has made available a limited number of courses that can be taken by directed study with administration approval. Because the administration recognizes the value of the classroom experience for a student, the number of directed study courses that may be applied to a degree will be limited. Ordinarily, a student will be allowed to apply up to four directed study courses to an associates degree or eight directed study courses to a bachelor’s degree . When enrolling in a directed study class, a student will be given six months to complete the course. A student will be allowed one extension of the deadline to complete his course if he requests it at least one week before the deadline. Any other timetable must be approved by the administration. Courses not completed by the (extended) deadline will be removed from the student’s record. If the student wishes to complete the course later he will need to reapply for the course and pay for it again.

Grading System

The college has a four honor point system of grade point averages. The grade point average (G.P.A.) is computed by dividing the total number of honor points by the total number of hours attempted at Indiana Baptist College. The total honor points are figured by multiplying the number of credits assigned to each course by the honor point value of the grade given. Grades "I" and "AUDIT" are subtracted from the total hours attempted. The measure of a student's academic achievement is recorded on his permanent transcript based on the following grading system:

Grade            Honor Points (per credit)

A                              4

B                              3

C                              2

D                             1

F                             0

Incomplete Grade

A grade of “incomplete” can be given at the discretion of a professor if a student has requested an extension past the end of the semester to finish his course work. Unfinished work will be given a grade of zero if the student exceeds the approved time extension. A student must satisfactorily finish the work in all required courses in which he received an incomplete grade in order to receive his diploma or walk in the commencement program.

Audit Grade

Courses taken by audit will not be awarded a letter grade, but rather "AUDIT" will appear on the record. No credit is given an audited class toward a degree program.

Academic Warning Status

Any undergraduate student whose cumulative grade point average falls below the minimum academic standards set by the college will be placed on academic warning status. During the student's next semester, his grade point must rise above academic warning level or the student will be academically suspended. The student may petition in writing for readmission following one semester suspension. If readmitted, the student will be automatically placed on academic warning status. A student academically dismissed a second time is permanently dismissed from the college. IBC minimum academic standards are as follows:

Semester Hours Completed           Minimum GPA

         1-30 hours                                           1.75

    Above 30 hours                                      2.00

A transfer student's grade point average will be computed on the basis of courses taken while in residence at Indiana Baptist College for the purposes of assignment to the academic warning status. Under certain circumstances a transfer student may be admitted under the academic warning status. In this case, the student's previous course grades will be used in computation for the purposes of decisions regarding academic suspension and dismissal.

To graduate, a student must have a G.P.A. of at least 2.00 and a grade of at least a “C” in all courses that are part of his major field.

With permission of the academic dean a student may repeat a course for which he received a “D” or “F.” All grades earned by a student will be recorded on his transcript, but only the highest grade received for a course will be counted in his grade point average.

Credit Hour Limit

Students may not take more than 18 hours of credit in a semester without written approval from the administration. When considering a request for an academic load over 18 hours, the administration will consider the student’s academic record and his nonacademic responsibilities. Maintaining a “B” average is normally required to gain permission for a high academic load.

Scholastic Honors

Dean's List and President's List

Each semester, deserving students which have reached the following prescribed level of achievement will be awarded special recognition.

Dean's List Criteria

1. Full-time standing

2. No "I", "D", or "F" grades

3. 3.50 or better grade point average

President's List Criteria

1. At least 15 attempted hours

2. No "I", "C", "D", or "F" grades

3. 3.75 or better grade point average

Graduation Honors

To graduate with academic honors, a student must have earned at least a 3.50 cumulative grade point average for his or her entire academic record. The scholastic commencement honors at Indiana Baptist College are as follows:

Cum Laude                              3.50-3.74 GPA

Magna cum Laude                 3.75-3.90 GPA

Summa cum Laude               3.91-4.00 GPA

Graduation Procedure

Students who plan to graduate from Indiana Baptist College in May will meet with the Registrar before the beginning of the preceding fall semester to discuss his requirements for graduation. Students who are fulfilling the requirements to graduate, will receive a written permission to walk in the commencement exercises from the Registrar’s office during the spring semester. In order to receive permission to walk in the commencement program, a student must have satisfactorily completed all courses that are required for his major from previous semesters and have earned passing grades in all required courses at the midterm of the current semester. The student must also be scheduled to complete his academic program and be current with his financial account.

Sequence of Courses

The sequence of courses for all degrees may vary according to the semester and year that the student begins classes. However, the Advisor and student should plan a program in which the student will meet the listed requirements within a reasonable length of time. Generally, undergraduate degrees are a four-year program. Once enrolled under regular status, the student must complete all requirements within a nine-year period. This period may be extended only with the approval of the Academic Dean. The tentative course sequences listed with each major in the Division of Undergraduate Programs are a basis for the student and Advisor to plan a program of study.

Financial Information

Financial Terms

Tuition and room and board for a school term may be paid by the year or by the semester. A payment plan of four payments is also available (A finance fee applies in such cases. See below). Students with accounts in arrears more than $500 will be required to submit and follow a budget plan that is approved by the administration in order to continue in school and receive academic credit for the current semester.

Tuition and Housing

Tuition, per semester hour: 12 or more hours ............................................................$135.00

Less than 12 hours........................................................................................................$145.00

Audit, per hour...................................................................................... ½ regular tuition rate

Spouse of full-time student................................................................... ½ regular tuition rate

            Note: A spouse of a full-time student may audit courses at no charge

Room and board per semester...................................................................................$1,995.00

Student Fees

Application fee...........................................................................$25.00

Matriculation fee per semester (12+ hours)............................$150.00

Matriculation fee per hour (less than 12 hours) .......................$12.50

Student Activity fee per semester .............................................$35.00

Finance fee per semester...........................................................$50.00

Transcript fee...............................................................................$5.00

Drop/Add fee .............................................................................$10.00

Graduation fee .........................................................................$100.00

Dormitory/Key Deposit fee (annual).........................................$50.00

Dorm Maintenance Fee..............................................................$30.00

Late Registration fee..................................................................$50.00

Technology fee per semester.....................................................$50.00

Approximate cost/semester for dorm student with 12 credit hours: $3,900.00.

Approximate cost/semester for dorm student with 16 credit hours: $4,500.00.

Explanation of Fees

Application Fee

This initial fee must be submitted with the application for admission and is nonrefundable.

Matriculation Fee

This nonrefundable fee covers the administrative expenses involved with each student, library costs, etc.

Student Activity Fee

This fee covers various activities during each semester.

Finance Fee

Tuition and room and board may be paid in four monthly payments each semester. If the payment plan is used, the finance fee is added to the semester bill. If the student pays for the entire semester at registration this fee is waived.

Transcript Fee

The $5.00 fee must accompany each transcript request. Transcripts will not be issued for any student whose account is in arrears.

Drop/Add Fee

This $10 fee covers the cost of dropping and/or adding courses after the semester has begun.

Dorm Maintenance Fee

This $30 fee covers the cost of dorm repairs and maintenance.

Dorm Key Fee A key deposit of $50.00 is charged each student requesting use of such facility. This deposit will be returned at the time of checkout or credited to the student’s account upon return of the key to the main office (in person).

Late Registration Fee

The $50.00 fee applies to students who register after a stated deadline for a semester.

Technology Fee

This $50.00 per semester fee helps underwrite the cost for internet access and filtering, in addition to other technology services offered by the school.

Withdrawal Policy

A student may withdraw without penalty for the first five weeks of any term by submitting a completed withdrawal form to the office of the Registrar. After that date, a grade of "F" will be automatically assigned for all class work. Students who withdraw will receive refunds according to the following schedule: (see office for actual dates)

During the 1st week of semester.................................... 100%

During the 2nd week of semester.................................... 80%

During the 3rd week of semester..................................... 60%

During the 4th week of semester..................................... 40%

During the 5th week of semester..................................... 20%

Any student who withdraws a second time within four consecutive semesters of attendance will automatically be suspended and must petition for readmission. Upon reentry, the student will be placed on academic warning status.

The following refund policy is applicable to veterans or other eligible persons in accordance with the regulations of the Veterans Administration, VAR 14255: A refund of the unused portion of tuition, fees, and other charges will be made to veterans or eligible persons who fail to enter or fail to complete the course as required by Veterans Administration Regulations.

The refund will be within 10 percent of an exact pro-rata refund. No more than $10.00 of the established registration fee will be retained if a veteran or eligible person fails to enter the course.

Financial Assistance

The scholarships listed below are made available through the Financial Aid Department of IBC. A limited number of these scholarships are available each year. Our office encourages each student to submit his application and application fee for admission to IBC, so that he may request a scholarship application. Students who qualify may receive only one of these scholarships in addition to the Work study program. Off-campus students taking 12 or more credits may be awarded a scholarship at a 50% reduction.

Scholarships will not be credited any semester the recipient has over 100 demerits (85 if on disciplinary probation) by November 1 or April 1. If a student ends a semester with 125 or more demerits (85 if on disciplinary probation), he or she will not be eligible for the scholarship the following semester.

Students receiving scholarships must maintain a 2.00 GPA (C) as a first-semester freshman and a 2.75 GPA (B-) for the remaining semesters as a student.

IBC $4,000 Academic Excellence Scholarship

The Academic Excellence Scholarship is available to students who have displayed exceptional academic abilities and Christian character ($500 to be awarded each semester for a total of 8 semesters). A limited number of these scholarships are available to accepted students meeting the following requirements:

  • To qualify for this scholarship a student must have a minimum composite score of 26 on the ACT or a minimum total score of 1180 on the SAT I. An official copy of the ACT or SAT scores must be sent directly to the college.
  • The student must be a new full-time freshman or transfer student at IBC.
  • The student must also maintain a 2.75 GPA (B-) as a first-semester freshman and a 3.25 GPA (B+) for the remaining semesters as a student.
  • The student must submit a 250-word essay describing the necessity of excellence in a Christian’s life.

IBC Music Scholarship

A limited number of music scholarships are available to those with musical talent and skill levels. Students majoring in one of the music degree programs are eligible for these scholarships. Auditions may be required.

IBC $1,200 Christian Worker's Scholarship

A $600 scholarship available each semester for the qualifying high school graduate whose main supporting parent or guardian is a full-time Christian worker.

Student Wife’s Scholarship

Wives of full-time students will be allowed a fifty-percent student scholarship for all tuition costs for each semester in which the husband is enrolled with 12 or more semester hours.

IBC Work Study Assistance

IBC has a limited number of positions for qualifying students to work on campus. Interested students should request a work study application to be considered for this program.

Scholarships for the 2016-2017 School Year

IBC $1,000 Scholarships

These scholarships are available for dormitory students in each of the following majors:

  • Bible
  • Missions
  • Evangelism
  • Music
  • Voice
  • Instrumental
  • Education

To see if you qualify, please contact the main office and request a scholarship application.

IBC Pastor’s Scholarship - $2,000

This scholarship is available to students accepted during the 2016/2017 school year and will be applied to the student’s account upon successful completion of each semester, according to the terms of this scholarship. This scholarship applies to full-time dormitory students. Full-time commuting students receive $1,000 under this scholarship.

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