Transfer Requirements

SFBC&TS will accept credits for relevant subjects from other schools accredited either b the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE; formerly the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges), or any other regionally accredited institution. The acceptance of credits from a non-accredited school will be reviewed on an individual basis. Students must complete at least 50% (fifty percent) of their major with SFBC&TS.   A transfer student who has been a full-time student for at least one semester and who has earned 12 or more semester hours of credit acceptable by SFBC&TS will not be required to submit ACT/SAT scores or a high school transcript.

Transferring with fewer than 60 credits:

  1. Applicants must present a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (4.0=A) on all attempted college work.
  2. Applicants must be in good academic standing at their last attended institution.
  3. Applicants must also meet all freshman admissions requirements as stated in the freshman admissions section.

Transferring with more than 60 credits

In order to consider an applicant as an incoming junior, the student must submit transcripts from each post-secondary school attended, cumulatively indicating the completion of 60 or more transferable credits by the application entry term. If you have received credit through examinations such as, but not exclusively, the College level Examination Program (CLEP) or Advanced Placement (AP), you must provide official exam results as well.

  1. Applicants must present a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher on all attempted college work.
  2. Applicants must be in good academic standing at their last attended institution.

Transferring with an Associate of Arts Degree from an accredited college:

  1. Students awarded an Associate of Arts degree from an accredited college are admissible to SFBC&TS.

All undergraduate transfer and second baccalaureate students who have completed all or part of their education abroad are required to have their foreign credentials evaluated by an accredited independent evaluation service. For a list of accredited evaluations services please see the list of frequently used National Associate of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) Members. The evaluation should contain a course-by-course description and a grade point average from each institution attended. Please do not send foreign credentials to SFBC&TS. Please send them directly to the evaluation agency.

General Equivalency Diploma

Persons with a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) from any state must achieve a minimum total SAT score of 960 or an ACT score of 20. Applicants with a GED should also submit high school transcripts from any school attended.

Non-Traditional High School Program

Persons applying for admission who are participating in a non-traditional high school program must present credentials equivalent to those listed above. If the program is not measured in Carnegie Units, a minimum test score of 960 is required on the SAT (reading and math) or a 20 composite score on the ACT.

Non-Degree Seeking Applicants

Check “Enrichment” on the application.

Students may apply for admission to credit courses on a non-credit basis as auditors. Students may change from audit to credit or credit to audit only during the official drop and add period.

Conditional Admission of Transfer Students

Transfer students who do not have on file official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended, if required, and any additional documents required by SFBC&TS may be granted conditional admission. No transfer students are allowed to enroll for a second term unless all required admissions records have been received by SFBC&TS prior to registration for the second term. The responsibility for providing all required documents rests with the student.

If all required admission records are not received by SFBC&TS prior to issuance of first-term grades, the grades are reported on the transcript; however, the transcript will read CONTINUED ENROLLMENT DENIED PENDING RECEIPT OF ADMISSION RECORDS. This notation is removed from the transcript only on receipt of required admission records.

Initial Academic Status of Transfer Students

Transfer students whose cumulative grade point average at the transfer institution(s) is 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale are admitted on CLEAR academic status.

A transfer student whose cumulative grade point average at the transfer institution(s) is less than 2.0 on a 4.0 scale is admitted only on ACADEMIC PROBATION. The transcript will read ADMITTED ON ACADEMIC PROBATION.

Applicants who have been academically suspended from another postsecondary institution may be admitted as transfer students only after appeal to the Admissions and Academics Standards Committee. If transfer students are admitted on appeal, they will enter the College on Academic Probation. The transcript will read ADMITTED UPON APPEAL – ACADEMIC PROBATION.

Admission of Students Seeking Readmission

Students returning to SFBC&TS after two (2) or more terms of non-attendance, excluding summer term, are required to submit an application for readmission and official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended since the last date of attendance at SFBC&TS.