Class Standing


SFBC&TS bases class standing on the number of credits earned at the beginning of any new term, as follows: Freshman: Less than 29 credits Sophomore: 30-59 credits Junior: 60-89 credits Senior: More than 90 credits

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FERPA Privacy Rights


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), established by Congress in 1974, was designed to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their education records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data.

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Credit Unit


A unit of measure representing the traditional academic value of learning activities.  One semester hour of credit represents approximately forty-five hours of time (fifteen hours in class and thirty hours of preparation).

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Students may enroll in any course on an audit-only basis.  Students in an audited course will not take examinations nor be required to complete any of the assignments.  However, any course taken on an audit-only basis cannot be assessed later for credit.  Regular class attendance is required to maintain an audit on the transcript.




Rarely is it necessary for disciplinary actions to be imposed at SFBC.  When these occasions arise, SFBC follows the restoration and reconciliation process described in Matthew 18:15.  Students may be placed on a sixty-day probationary period, which affords ample time for reform.


Student Grievance Procedure


SFBC&TS’ business and student operations are designed to be administered in an atmosphere of collegiate congeniality.  Civility, respect, the Golden Rule, and Christian attitudes and actions are expected of all faculty, staff and students.  Whenever a situation occurs that results in a student feeling that he/she has been slighted, harassed, or abused—intentionally or unintentionally—SFBC&TS will not tolerate such behavior and will act to correct the situation.  In order for SFBC&TS to officially respond, the student must submit a “Grievance Form.”  The “Grievance Form” may be obtained from the Academic Dean, the Provost, the Registrar, or any staff member in the front office.  The [...]

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Failed Courses


Students who receive a failing grade (“F”) in all of their courses will be required to submit documentation that they attended classes or be subject to repayment of their financial aid.

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Incomplete / Repeated Courses


Students who receive an Incomplete (“I”) grade or who repeat courses will be ineligible to receive aid beyond the time frame for completion of a degree regardless of whether they have completed the necessary course requirements for the degree.

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Time Frame


Time Frame represents the maximum number of SFBC attempted credits for which the student may receive financial aid funding. For each student, Time Frame is computed individually according to the following formula: (Published Program Length)  x  150% Students will be ineligible to receive financial aid funding for credits attempted beyond the Time Frame maximum.

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Standards of Progress


A student who has not maintained satisfactory progress (Undergraduate – 2.0 GPA or better, Graduate – 3.0 GPA or better) at the end of any quarter will be placed on Academic Probation for the next quarter.  If the student has not attained satisfactory progress by the end of the probationary period, the student’s educational benefits will be terminated for unsatisfactory progress. Students who do not meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy are warned and placed on probation for one term.  Students who do not meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy may appeal to the financial aid committee to have their aid [...]

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