All students are expected to follow the academic policies of the College in
matters of their enrollment and coursework. Please consult the Academic Office
if there are any questions about the following policies.
Academic Integrity is expected of all students. Students are expected to avoid
dishonest means to complete assignments and perform better on tests. This
includes using plagiarism, past materials, or cheating to improve performance.
Plagiarism is using anyone else's intellectual property without attribution. This
includes copying materials from another student's term papers, the Internet, or
print sources without proper attribution. Also prohibited is recycling material
from assignments in other courses without the permission of the professor.
Students are expected to demonstrate integrity by not giving or receiving
information during any test or examination, or on any other individual
assignment, unless the professor so specifies. Past tests or term papers should
not be distributed to other students without the express permission of the
teacher. Students wanting academic help may obtain it from the Learning
Center, but should not receive course materials from past students in a course.
Any student having knowledge of an infraction of this principle should report the
infraction to the professor in charge, having first confronted the offender to give
him or her an opportunity to confess.
When taking tests, students should be careful not to lead their brother or sister
into temptation by displaying or sharing information. All students are to do their
own work to earn the grade they deserve. Cheating or plagiarism of any kind will
result in a zero for the assignment, which may lead to failing the course.
In any case of academic dishonesty, a faculty member may (1) make the student
repeat the test or assignment for full or reduced credit; (2) give the student a zero
on the test or assignment; or (3) give the student a failing grade for the course.
Once the penalty is assessed, the faculty member shall file a written report of the
incident with the Vice President of Academics. Academic dishonesty may result in
the suspension or dismissal of the guilty party or parties. Any student accused of
academic dishonesty may appeal in writing to the Vice President of Academics,
who will convene the Academic Policies Committee to review the case.
The Dean's List is published twice a year in the College's newsletter (The Sentinel).
Each semester, it recognizes students who earn at least a 3.50 GPA that semester
with at least nine hours attempted.
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Students who have earned over 60 hours at Central are eligible for Who's Who
Among Students in American Colleges and Universities and are selected by the
Faculty. The Faculty also recognizes graduating seniors who demonstrate
superior achievement in academics, leadership, and Christian service as members
of Delta Epsilon Chi, the academic honor society of the Association for Biblical
Higher Education. Other awards specific to departments are chosen by faculty
members and recognized at the annual Honors Chapel.
Special awards are given to baccalaureate graduates for work of exceptional
merit. Valedictorian and salutatorian awards are granted to the students with the
highest and second highest GPA, respectively. To qualify, students must have
earned 90 hours from Central, as well as 40 of their last 60 hours that apply to
their degree from Central. Graduates with at least 60 hours taken at Central are
graduated cum laude (“with praise”) if they have a GPA of at least 3.50 for the
hours taken at Central, magna cum laude for a GPA of at least 3.75, and summa
cum laude for a GPA of at least 3.90. The class orator is selected from among the
graduating males who preach a chapel sermon.
ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL FORMATS
Most courses in the schedule meet on a weekly basis. Other educational formats
for classes are described below.
A focused conference can be utilized to meet partial requirements for an
independent study course. When approved by the supervising professor
conducting the independent study, students can be absent up to one week of
classes in a semester in order to attend the conference. A student’s academic
advisor may also approve a conference to be attended for no credit. To obtain
approval for absence(es), students must gain conference approval by an
academic advisor or supervising professor before attending. Students may only
be approved to attend one conference per semester. Students on Academic
Probation or Warning may not be approved to miss class. Students must
complete a form available from the Registrar in advance of approved absences
for conference attendance.
Focused ministry courses, scheduled occasionally, provide opportunities for
students to learn from faculty/ministry practitioners in an intensive format. For
each of three weekends that a focused course meets, the general schedule is
Thursday (6-9 pm), Friday (1-5 pm; 6-9 pm), and Saturday (8-11 am; 12-2 pm).
Attendance at focused courses is crucial, as they have fewer class meetings. As
soon as they schedule a focused course, students should make every effort to
adjust job schedules. In most focused courses, students are given some work to
complete before and after the course’s regular meetings. All work is due by the
deadline set by the instructor.
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From time to time, to meet the individual needs of students, faculty may provide
courses not offered in the regular schedule. This sometimes is necessary during a
student’s last year of enrollment, when a course needed for graduation is
Registering for an independent study course requires the approval of both the
instructor and the Vice President of Academics. Students must pay the
Independent Study Upcharge. Students are limited to one independent study
course for each subject area and to a total of three such courses. An exception
may be made for students pursuing Modern Language Electives.
Students are allowed an independent study course when an alternative course
requirement is not available to be scheduled. Independent study courses must
be completed by the end of the registered semester. Independent study courses
apply to a student’s maximum hours attempted in a semester.
Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 in order to be approved for an
independent study. A student who does not successfully complete an
independent study will not be allowed to register for a different independent
study course until the first one has been successfully repeated.
The instructor creates a syllabus which lists reading, writing, meeting, and testing
assignments with a workload comparable to taking the course as usually offered.
Central offers some Internet-based courses that apply to a degree or certificate.
These courses require Internet access and regular access to a computer. Regular
online courses are taught by Central’s teachers and last seven weeks. Students
may take two online courses before full acceptance into Central. Orientation to
Online Studies (GCS 100) is required to pursue a degree or certificate.
Courses offered through the Consortium for Christian Online Education
(www.theccoe.org) last the entire semester and utilize an instructor from another
Restoration Movement college. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 in
order to register for consortium courses. The fees for online courses and more
information can be found at cccb.edu/online. Tuition for these courses is covered
by the full-scholarship, but students must pay other semester fees.
SUMMER BREAK COURSES
During summer break, courses may be available in the weeks following the spring
semester or online during the summer. Students register for summer courses
before or during the spring semester.
Central Christian College of the Bible expects its students to be responsible
members of a scholarly community. An essential component of ministry
preparation is the development of a professional work ethic that includes
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dependability, timeliness, and initiative. Students who miss class develop habits
which are not tolerated in the professional workplace. Consequently, each
student is expected to attend all classes. To discourage students from extending
vacations into class time, two absences may be counted for each session that a
student misses immediately preceding or following Thanksgiving Break in the Fall
or Outreach Week in the Spring.
A student is only excused from classes for college-related absences. Such
absences result from participation in officially sponsored College activities (such
as intercollegiate athletics, approved class field trips, ministry conferences, or
outreach trips on behalf of the college). Professors should be informed in
advance of excused absences in order to coordinate make-up work.
Personal absences include those resulting from sickness, personal/family
emergencies, or ministry-related situations (i.e., weddings, funerals, etc.) A
student may miss the equivalent of one week per course each semester without
grade penalty (7% of course meetings for short-term courses). Make-up work for
a personal absence is only accepted with the permission of the instructor
according to the policy listed in the syllabus. Prior approval for personal
absences is not necessary; however, a considerate student will inform the
instructor in advance when an absence is planned.
A student may be penalized for excessive absences. The student’s grade will be
penalized according to the formula given in the syllabus. The penalty may be as
much as 10% of the grade for the course, at the discretion of the instructor.
A student who misses over 3 weeks of the class sessions for personal absences
will fail the course. If this limit is reached by the midterm grade report, the
student will be dropped from the class and receive a grade of FW (“failure due to
excessive absences and withdrawn”), unless the student has already dropped. If
the limit is reached after the midterm, students receive a final grade of F unless
they drop the course before the deadline.
The following chart details the penalties that apply for excessive absences:
No Penalty 5% Penalty 10% Penalty Failed
Class Frequency Up to 1 week Up to 2 weeks Up to 3 weeks >3 weeks
1 class per week 0-1 2 3 >3
2 classes per week 0-2 3-4 5-6 >6
3 classes per week 0-3 4-6 7-9 >9
4 classes per week 0-4 5-8 9-12 > 12
Focused class Up to 3 hours Up to 6 hours Up to 9 hours > 9 hours
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A student who believes excessive absences are a result of extenuating
circumstances should contact the VP of Academics with written evidence of the
absences (medical, family, or legal documentation). The student should continue
to attend class and complete assignments until the appeals committee rules on
the appeal. If the appeal is approved, the student will be allowed to stay in the
class or be given permission to withdraw past the drop deadline. If the appeal is
rejected, the student will receive a failing grade.
Each student is expected to be seated in the classroom when class begins. A
student who arrives in class after the roll has been taken or leaves class early
without permission is considered tardy. A student who misses over half a class
period will receive two tardies. Students who leave class for an extended period
of time may be counted tardy or absent. Three tardies count as one absence.
CLASSIFICATION OF STUDENTS
Program students are actively pursuing the academic requirements of a
certificate or degree. Non-program students are taking selected subjects for
credit, but are not pursuing completion of a certificate or degree. Only program
students are eligible for government grants such as Pell Grants.
Students with less than 30 semester hours completed are considered freshmen.
Those who have completed at least 30 and less than 60 semester hours are
considered sophomores. Those who have completed at least 60 and less than
90 semester hours are considered juniors. Those who have completed at least
90 hours, but have not been graduated, are considered seniors.
(A student’s classification can change after a semester in which the hours
completed qualify the student to be classified at the higher level.)
The following principles and process help maintain a positive environment
conducive for learning. So that Scripture may be taught and understood with
minimal distractions, we expect these policies to be followed by all students.
Be ready to start class on time. Students shall be in their seats, ready for class
to begin at the appointed time. If the teacher is late, students may talk quietly
while waiting. Every effort will be made to inform students should class be
cancelled because of sickness or other emergency. Otherwise, students should
allow the instructor 15 minutes before leaving. When the teacher begins class,
students should be quiet and give attention to the class.
Stay in class until it is over. The teacher’s authority to start and end class
should be respected. Students are not to leave early without telling the teacher
beforehand, and then only for unavoidable circumstances of an urgent nature.
Students not staying the entire period may be counted absent. At the end of
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class, students should wait until teachers announce that they are dismissed
before beginning to talk, stand, or put away materials.
Save conversations until after class. During class, there are very few times
when talking between students is appropriate. Occasionally asking a student for
clarification on a teacher’s words or briefly commenting on a topic relevant to the
class may be acceptable. Regular conversation or chattering among students is a
distraction both for the teacher and the class members. Talking makes it difficult
for other students to hear what the teacher is saying. Refrain from any
unnecessary discussion that competes with the message of the teacher.
Ask clarifying questions, but avoid argumentation. We encourage students
to ask questions for clarification or further information about a topic being
discussed in the class. However, the classroom is not a forum for students to
present competing viewpoints. If the issue is relevant, a student may ask the
teacher a question about an issue of interest to all, but the classroom setting is
not conducive to trap or attack a teacher. Questions that do not fit the topic of
the class should be handled in e-mail or private conversation. Argumentative or
hostile student interaction with teachers is not appropriate for the classroom.
Don’t distract the class through inappropriate behavior. Students are not to
engage in behavior distracting from the instructor’s teaching. Examples of
inappropriate distracting behavior include the following:
• doing work/reading of a non-class orientation,
• using electronic devices (laptop, tablet, MP3 player, cell phone) in a way that
is irrelevant to class or distracting to others. This includes text messaging,
Internet access, placing or receiving calls, or checking voice messages. Cell
phones should be off unless there is an emergency. Improper usage of
computers during class will lead to the loss of the privilege of using a laptop
the rest of the semester.
• intentionally making loud noises or rude comments that compete with the
teacher for the students’ attention,
• regularly moving between locations in the classroom, and
• engaging in unsolicited comments on what is being taught.
While others could be listed, the general principle is that any intentional behavior
which keeps the teacher from having the class’s full attention is inappropriate.
Respect the teacher’s authority to set policies. The authority of the teacher in
the classroom is paramount. Teachers create policies on a number of issues; the
student is expected to abide by all of them. These may include, but are not
limited to, food and drink restrictions, late work, usage of electronic devices,
locking the door when class begins, no questions until the end of class, or
anything that they think will be beneficial to the learning experience. Any student
believing that a particular policy is inappropriate should address the concerns in
writing to the teacher or the Vice President of Academics, while continuing to
follow the policy.
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Students who violate the classroom decorum policy may receive a verbal warning
for the first violation, written notice for the second violation, and dismissal from
the class for a third violation. The appeals committee of the faculty will hear any
petition by dismissed students.
1 Violation: Warning – On the first violation of this policy, a student will be
given a verbal warning by the teacher, either at the time of the violation or the
end of class.
2 Violation: Written Notice – On the second violation, a student will be issued
a written reprimand by the faculty member, copied to the academic office.
3 Violation: Dismissal – On the third violation, a student will be officially
removed from the class. The Academic Policies Committee will hear any appeal
by dismissed students. The student may attend class until the appeal is resolved.
Central Christian College of the Bible will comply with the provisions of Title III of
Americans with Disabilities Act as a public accommodation, and will provide
reasonable accommodation to persons otherwise qualified who follow the
College's ADA procedures, inasmuch as the reasonable accommodation does not
constitute an undue burden or fundamental alteration for the College. A person
with a disability is someone who has a physical or mental impairment, has a
record of such impairment, and/or is regarded as having such impairment. A
student is considered a qualified student with a disability if he or she can meet all
standards and perform all functions required for admission, participation, and
continuation in Central's programs and activities.
The College will make any appropriate and reasonable adjustments for students
with disabilities to ensure accessibility to academic activities (courses and
examinations) and nonacademic activities (admissions and recruitment, admission
to programs, academic adjustments, housing, ﬁnancial assistance, and
counseling). Students desiring help with a disability must notify the academic
office of the disability, provide current and comprehensive documentation
concerning the nature and extent of the disability, and articulate their needs for
the disabilities service provided on campus.
The finals week schedule is included in the student’s registration materials at the
beginning of the semester. Students are expected to take their finals at the
regularly scheduled times and plan accordingly. Weddings, airline flights, high
school graduations, or convenience are not considered valid reasons to
reschedule final examinations. Those who do not take the final at the prescribed
time may receive a grade of zero.
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To help students and teachers track student progress, the semester is divided
into two grading periods. At the end of the first grading period, mid-semester
grades are posted to the student’s online portal. A few weeks after the semester
ends, the final grades and GPA are available online within the student’s portal.
Grades are determined by some or all of the following: the student’s participation
in class discussion; the student’s attitude toward the class and class work; quizzes,
collateral reading, and projects; term papers (Paper formatting must follow Kate
Turabian’s Handbook [7 ed.] as described in Vyhmeister’s Quality Research
Papers [2 ed.]); occasional examinations; and final examination.
Course syllabi may indicate the exact formula to be used for calculating the
grades in each course. Professors may occasionally modify the default grading
scale in the course syllabus to suit the particular needs of the course.
The following grade system prevails:
A 95-100 4.0 A- 92-94 3.7
B+ 89-91 3.3 B 86-88 3.0 B- 84-85 2.7
C+ 81-83 2.3 C 78-80 2.0 C- 76-77 1.7
D+ 73-75 1.3 D 70-72 1.0 D- 68-69 0.7
F 0-67 0.0
FW ...................... Failure due to excessive absences and withdrawn
W ........................ Withdrawn from a course
AU ...................... Course was audited by a student, no grade was given
I ........................... Incomplete grade (temporary)
IP ........................ In progress (temporary)
LATE OR INCOMPLETE WORK
All work in fulfillment of course requirements is due according to the schedule
indicated by the instructor. Late work is generally not accepted by a professor.
Some professors may allow late work, subject to a substantial grade penalty for
lateness. Students who know they will miss a test or an assignment due date
because of a college-related absence should inform their instructor, in advance,
of the absence. Assigned work is due at the time set by the professor.
If a course has a major assignment which has not been completed, a student may
fill out a Petition for Incomplete form and ask the instructor for an incomplete
grade. This grade of “I” counts as a zero towards the student’s semester GPA.
The student is charged $50 if approved for an incomplete. If permission to make
up incomplete work is received before the end of the semester, all such work
must be submitted no later than four weeks after the close of the semester. After
that, all incomplete work receives a grade of zero and the final grade is calculated
and included in the student’s academic record.
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REPEATING A COURSE
A student may repeat a course in a later semester. The grade for a course retaken
at Central will replace the earlier grade earned, to a limit of four such courses. If
the course is passed, only the higher grade is for GPA calculations, although both
grades will appear on the student’s transcript. Any student desiring to take a
course again after failing it twice must have the approval of the instructor.
Students who fail a course are encouraged to retake it as soon as possible.
Students are charged the Course Retake Fee the second time a course is taken.
The fee is not charged if a student had an earlier approved withdrawal from all
courses in a semester for extenuating circumstances.
Registering to repeat a previously passed course is only allowed after pre-
registration to preserve space for students who have not yet taken the course.
A student enrolled for consecutive semesters may be graduated under the
degree requirements of the first semester of his or her attendance. Students who
had an enrollment lapse of one semester or more may be graduated under the
requirements in which they initially enrolled if they can complete the
requirements within one year of the date their class would have graduated.
A student who desires to graduate under the requirements of a new catalog may
do so providing that all of the new requirements for the degree are met.
Degrees are awarded to those who have satisfactorily completed the following:
1. At least one year of enrollment attempting a minimum of 30 semester hours,
2. All course requirements as outlined in the student’s chosen program,
3. A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.00,
4. Evidence of Christian character as demonstrated by compliance with the
5. Submission of an Intent to Graduate form (available from the Registrar). This
form may be submitted in the spring semester when fewer than 42 hours
remain for completion the next May, in the fall semester when fewer than 28
hours remain for completion the next May, or by February 1 if fewer than 22
hours are remaining to be completed that semester.
6. Approval by the Faculty after the Intent to Graduate form is submitted,
7. Completion of all institutional assessments,
8. Payment of the graduation fee(s).
Responsibility for understanding and meeting graduation requirements rests
entirely with the student. Diplomas are only released when all requirements are
complete, including payment of all financial accounts due the College. A student
may participate in the commencement ceremony only if all requirements are
completed by the end of the Spring semester. This includes Field Experience,
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independent studies, online courses, transcripts for transferred courses, and
passing all courses taken in the final semester.
The Honors Program at Central provides a scholarly experience for students of
high academic aptitude to pursue rigorous and in-depth studies, personal
research interests, and collegial relationships with professors and students.
Honors Program students participate in shared experiences like field trips,
colloquia, and joint housing. Honors students meet regularly with professors to
build collegiality; to study in supplemental seminars and honors classes, and to
write an independent research project they present to the other honors students.
Freshmen may qualify based on their high school grades and recommendations.
Sophomores may also qualify after a strong first year performance at Central.
Honors students receive financial benefits and opportunities to serve as paid or
volunteer student tutors and professor assistants. More information is available
Students who are in need of academic support are identified and provided with
resources to improve their performance.
New students will be placed on Incoming Alert if there are no official records of a
standardized test (ACT or SAT) score above the 50th percentile or a high school
class rank above the 50th percentile. Students on Incoming Alert are limited to
less than 14 academic hours for that semester and required to attend supervised
study sessions. Students enrolling on Incoming Academic Alert will also be
scheduled for the Basic College Skills course.
Students are expected to complete all coursework individually. However, limited
assistance is available through the Learning Center, located in the Reese Resource
Center. The Learning Center provides help with proofreading, accountability,
planning, computer usage, and study strategies. The Learning Center also
contains the College's foreign language laboratory, providing computer-assisted
instruction on dozens of modern languages.
In addition, the Learning Center provides proctoring for examinations that
students must take outside of class time. Allowing a test to be made up is at the
instructor’s discretion, so the Learning Center will follow the professor’s policy.
Proctored examinations must be taken by a deadline set by the instructor.
Students with disabilities who need extra time or services, such as reading
questions, may schedule to take exams in the Learning Center.
Students registered under Academic Warning or Academic Probation will be
scheduled for the Private Study Skills course. As part of their Academic Recovery
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Plan, students in Basic College Skills or Private Study Skills must spend at least
one hour per week in the Learning Center.
A tutor is available for any student who is failing a course at any time during the
semester. When a student encounters academic trouble, the instructor may
notify the Vice President of Academics who will assign a tutor to the student.
Availability of such help is subject to the tutorial staff’s overall workload.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE POLICIES
A Leave of Absence (LOA) allows students to return and complete a degree after
one or two semesters away from Central. LOA applications are available on the
College website. An approved LOA may last up to two consecutive semesters.
In order to receive an LOA, the following criteria are required:
1. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00.
2. The student must have all bills paid to the College.
3. The student must be registered the semester immediately preceding the
request for the LOA.
4. The student must have no pending disciplinary action (dismissal, suspension,
5. The student must submit documentation for an Extended Field Experience,
Medical LOA, or approved studies at another institution.
Some benefits of an LOA are these:
1. Students do not pay the reactivation fee upon re-entering after an LOA.
2. Students are allowed to pre-register during the priority registration period
for the next semester’s classes, as if currently enrolled.
3. Students’ status for personal student loans could be LOA for 180 days,
providing a deferment in repayment. After an additional 6 months, if the
student does not return to school, repayment of student loans will begin.
The Financial Aid Office can further explain this process.
Central Christian College of the Bible is involved in an ongoing process of
outcomes assessment in accordance with the requirements of accreditation in
higher education. The purpose of this assessment is to evaluate learning
outcomes and the quality of the various programs, including the general
education core. Students are expected to participate in assessment by giving
their best efforts. The findings of assessment serve to improve the academic
experience at the College.
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Students are assigned an advisor who must approve their schedules before
courses can be registered in the online portal. The standard course load for a
semester is about sixteen credit hours. A student must take at least twelve hours
to be considered full-time.
Since all of the courses in the curriculum are one-semester courses, a student
may begin enrollment in a Spring semester as well as in a Fall semester. A
second-semester matriculant will not be allowed to enroll in classes for which the
first semester’s work is prerequisite without the written permission of the
SEMESTER COURSE LIMITATIONS
Incoming students may not register for more than 16.5 hours of courses during
their first semester. Students who are under Academic Warning or Academic
Probation must register for fewer than 14 hours.
Students who enroll late for a semester are responsible for work missed. No
student shall be allowed to enroll after one week of classes has elapsed.
Exceptions may be made by the Vice President of Academics in rare cases
involving uncontrollable circumstances.
SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is the standard of measurement a school
uses to ensure a student is successfully progressing through the degree
requirements. There are two components of SAP, qualitative and quantitative.
The qualitative component is based on the Cumulative (CGPA). The quantitative
component is the ratio of credit hours earned divided by credit hours attempted
(PACE). To maintain SAP at Central, the following standards are required: a
CGPA of 2.00 and a PACE of 70% for all graduates.
Students not making SAP will be placed on either Academic Warning, Academic
Suspension, or Academic Probation, both for academics and financial aid. The
conditions for these are found in the Financial Policies section of this catalog.
ACADEMIC RECOVERY PLANS
An Academic Recovery Plan for students on Academic Warning or Academic
Probation includes the following conditions:
• Enrollment in less than 14 hours per semester.
• Re-enrollment in any failed class(es) offered that semester.
• Enrollment in Private Study Skills with a personal tutor.
• Restrictions on online or focused classes.
• Limitations on extra-curricular leadership positions.
Within these conditions, the Academic Advisor may customize the plan based on
the student’s needs. This will be decided on a case-by-case basis.
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Copies of the plan will be kept in the files of the Head Tutor, the Financial Aid
Office, and the Registrar. The student’s tutor will meet with and counsel the
student throughout the semester to ensure that the student follows the ARP. If a
tutor finds that the student is not following the ARP, the Head Tutor will notify
the student’s Academic Advisor to provide further counseling to the student.
At the end of each semester, the Head Tutor will report each student’s ARP
success to the Financial Aid Office. The Financial Aid Office will notify students of
their status after each semester. Students who did not follow the plan or meet
the outcomes will automatically be placed on suspension.
All schedule changes are processed by the Registrar with a nominal fee. A local
student who needs to withdraw from a course for any reason must do it before
the time noted on the College calendar as the Drop Deadline. Online classes
follow a different timeline. Online students should send an email to
email@example.com to process a change of schedule.
ADDING A COURSE
Subject to availability, a student may add a course within the first full week (or
equivalent) that the course meets.
AUDIT TO CREDIT
If a student has been doing the course work for an audited course, the
registration may be changed from audit to credit by midterm.
If a student drops a course by the end of the first full week of classes, it will not
appear on a transcript and will not count as a course attempted for financial aid
MIDTERM EXCESSIVE ABSENCES
If students have stopped attending a course before midterm, they must drop it
by midterm in order to avoid a grade of FW for excessive absences.
Students may change from one section of the same course to another section
during the first three weeks of the semester, but only under the following
• Open seats must be available in the other section.
• The teacher(s) must approve the change.
• Absences accrued in one section are transferred to the other section.
WITHDRAWING FROM COURSES
To withdraw from a course, a student must contact the Registrar, pay the
appropriate fee, and complete paperwork authorizing the withdrawal. The course
will remain on the student’s transcript with a grade of W. Courses dropped after
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the Grace Period and before the Drop Deadline do not affect the student’s GPA,
but are included for financial aid purposes as courses attempted. This may affect
the student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Every student is to have the required textbooks for all classes in a semester.
These are available for purchase at the beginning of the semester through the
college bookstore. Supplemental books for the course are available in the library.
The library’s copy of a textbook is not available for checkout during a semester
the course is offered. The student portal lists textbooks for each course.
Students may print their own unofficial transcript using the student portal or pay
$5 to the Registrar for an official transcript. A written request is required using a
form available online at www.cccb.edu/transcripts. Please allow 5-7 days for a
transcript to be processed. A free official transcript is included with the
graduation fee and is mailed shortly after graduation. Transcripts for a third
party must remain sealed to be considered official.
Students at Central may apply course work from other institutions to their
degree. Credits transferred do not affect a student’s GPA at Central, but are used
to determine class standing (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior). Students
who have received college credit via dual credit in high school courses or from
other college courses are required to have the college granting credit to send a
transcript before any credit can be applied at Central.
Credits which are earned at accredited institutions and apply to a program at
Central are fully accepted, provided that the grade for the course is a C- or above.
Comparable credits earned at non-accredited institutions may be accepted
provisionally, subject to validation by the student satisfactorily completing 15
hours work at Central with a C (2.00) average.
CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING
Central may accept up to 15 hours of Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) if it has been
transcripted by an accredited college and applies to a CCCB degree.
Central Christian College of the Bible may choose to accept a maximum of 30
hours of accredited correspondence credit toward a degree, providing that it
applies to the College’s degree requirements and is accompanied by a transcript
from an accredited college.
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Central accepts Advanced Placement (AP) scores of 3 or higher for college credit
in place of general studies courses.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) scores of 50 or higher may also be
accepted in place of required general studies courses. Each examination is worth
3 hours of college credit. Exams can be scheduled online to be taken in the
Learning Center. Central’s test center number is 6145. The student is responsible
for paying all costs associated with taking a CLEP test.
The following chart displays which Central courses are fulfilled by CLEP exams.
CLEP/AP Examinations CCCB Courses Fulfilled
Any History or Social Sciences exam History elective
Any Science or Mathematics exam Intro. to Physical Science
Natural Sciences or Biology Intro. to Environmental Science
College Mathematics or College Algebra Contemporary College Math
Any Foreign Languages exam Foreign Language Elective
Any Literature exam Literature Elective
Any Composition exam English Composition
As a nationally accredited institution, Central’s bachelor’s degrees are accepted
into many graduate programs at universities and seminaries. Seminaries often
give preferred admissions and standing to students from Bible Colleges. The
admissions office has information about suggested graduate schools into which
Central students may transfer to complete master’s degrees in a variety of areas.
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WITHDRAWING FROM COLLEGE
A student who wishes to withdraw from Central at any point in the semester must
come to the student services office and explain the situation to the Vice President
of Student Development. After that meeting, a student may begin the withdrawal
process. (See “Schedule Changes” earlier in this section.) The fee for the
withdrawal will be added to the amount due on the student’s account.
Students who are suspended or dismissed from Central must complete the
withdrawal process to avoid receiving F’s in all classes. They are not charged the
withdrawal fee. Students leaving after the Drop Deadline will receive a grade of
“F” unless they meet one of the exceptions for an approved withdrawal.
Students must do the following before classes can be officially dropped:
1. Meet with the Vice President of Student Development to initiate the process.
2. Meet with the Registrar to start the class withdrawal process.
3. Conduct an exit interview with the Financial Aid Director.
4. Meet with the Chief Financial Officer to discuss the student’s account.
5. Checkout with the Residence Hall Director (if applicable).
6. Return keys, student I.D., and library materials to the College.
7. Provide a forwarding address.
8. Pay the withdrawal fee and outstanding balance (if applicable).