Academic Policies

Graduation requirements

Your graduation requirements for both campuses are the completion of 64 credits and an overall GPA of 2.00 or above. The average number of credits needed each semester is 16. Fifteen of those 16 are core curriculum. You may choose the other credits from a list of elective courses.

An Associate Degree in Biblical Studies is available upon completion of the program.

Attendance

You are expected to attend all classes in which you are enrolled. Because unforeseen circumstances do arise and illness would prevent class attendance, the policy allows for up to two absences per credit hour in any course. Credit for the course may be lost due to excessive absences. The Academic Dean will make a determination on a case-by-case basis.

Academic Review

Academic progress is reviewed at the mid-point and end of each semester. If your GPA drops below 2.0, you will be placed on academic probation. If your GPA does not improve to a 2.0 or above by the next academic review, you will be required to take a leave of absence for not less than one semester. After the required leave of absence you may re-apply.

Academic Records

You may inquire at any time about your academic progress in a course. You will be given a summary of grades at the end of each semester. Copies of all academic records are kept on file. A student transcript will be sent upon request at the cost of $5 per transcript.

Transfer Credits

You may receive transfer credits for courses taken at other schools if the course content is equal to what is offered at NTBI. All Bible and missions courses will be considered for transfer. Also, many Christian colleges and universities accept NTBI credits. It is at the discretion of each school as to which and how many NTBI credits would be transferable. You can find a list of school under Further Education.

Grading System

Grade Percentage Points Description
A 94-100 4 Excellent
B 93-86 3 Above Average
C  85-77 2 Average
D 76-70 1 Below  Average
F 0-69 0 Failure
I  — 0 Incomplete
S  — N/A Satisfactory
U  — N/A Unsatisfactory
W/P  — N/A Withdrew/Passing (Up to six weeks)
W/P  — N/A Withdrew/Failing (Up to six weeks)

 

Academic Honors

To be placed on the Dean’s List at graduation, you must have completed a minimum of 64 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.60.

Student Conduct

NTBI’s governing board reserves the right to ask any student to leave the school who disqualifies himself or herself through conduct that is not in keeping with Christ-like character. Some examples are:

  • any form of sexual immorality
  • the possession and/or use or sale of illegal drugs
  • a lack of discipline in academic or personal life

After a determined length of absence following dismissal, a student will be allowed to reapply to NTBI. A positive pastoral recommendation and NTBI governing board approval are needed in order for a student to re-enroll.