FAQ #1
When I try to open the tests they won't open.  What do I do now?

Answer

There seems to be a glitch in the original quiz software program.
If the test doesn't open, then refresh the page by clicking on refresh at the top of the page or by pressing F5 on your keyboard.  This should open the test.

If the test still won't open, then try refreshing it again.  If that still doesn't bring up the open test then please close this page and then click on "contact us" in the navigation bar.

FAQ #2
Can I take more than one course at a time?

Answer

Yes, you may take as many courses as you want to take.  However, please be cautious that you do not overload yourself with work that you cannot complete.  Be aware of all constraints on your time from all sources, not just school.  If you overload yourself to the point that you have to struggle to keep up, then you will become discouraged and may drop out altogether. 

FAQ #3
Do I submit a Sign In form every time I study a lesson online?

Answer

No.  You only submit a Sign In form when you begin taking a course and you mark that form "Begin."
You do not have to sign in again until you are finished with all of the lessons for that course and you are ready to take your Final Test.  At that time you submit another Sign In form and mark it "Finish."

FAQ #4
Do I turn in a Testing Instructions Agreement form every time I take a test?

Answer

No.  You only submit one Testing Instructions Agreement form before you take your first test online.  Only one form is required from each student to place in their file.

FAQ #5
Why can't I find a course listed on the Password Retrieval form?

Answer

If you can't find a course listed on the Password Retrieval form, that means that the test for which you need the password is not an open book test; therefore, you will need to access the Closed Book Test Contract form to see if the course is listed there.  If it is not listed on either form, then please contact us through the form listed on the FAQ page.

FAQ #6
Why can't I find a course listed on the Closed Book Test Contract form?

Answer

If you can't find a course listed on the Closed Book Test Contract form, that means that the test for which you need the password is not a closed book test; therefore, you will need to access the Password Retrieval form to see if the course is listed there.  If it is not listed on either form, then please contact us through the form listed on the FAQ page.
FAQ #7
How do I access the Application form?
Answer
The Application form can only be accessed through the Tutorial.
FAQ #8
How do I know if a test I have submitted has been received by the college?
Answer
Upon receipt of a test, the college autoresponder will automatically advise you that the test, specifically named, has been received by the college.  You will also automatically receive a copy of the test by email from the test program itself.
FAQ #9
What do I do if I do not receive my copy of a test?
Answer
If you do not automatically receive a copy of a test, there are two possibilities:
    1. The test did not properly submit to the Internet.  You will know if this has happened if you do not receive an autoresponse from the college that the test has been received by us.
    2. You may have misspelled your email address.  If that has happened the test copy was sent to that misspelled email address and, of course, cannot come to you.
         However, the college's email address is built into the test and even though your copy could not find you, our copy will automatically come to us.
ACTION TO BE TAKEN BY YOU:  If you do not receive your copy of the test, contact us through the FAQ form and we will check to see if a copy of the test has come to us.  If it has, then we will forward a copy to you for your files.  If it has not, then we will notify you to take the test again.  In such a case, you will be able to retake the test immediately without violation of the prohibition against retakes of failed test on the same day you failed it.
ACTION NOT TO BE TAKEN BY YOU:  Under no circumstances take the test again without first checking with us via the FAQ form because if your first try at the test has come through to us, then your second attempt on the same day will be in violation of the rules respecting retakes of failed tests.
FAQ #10
What do I do if I am going to be away from my studies for an extended period of time (30 days or more)?
Answer
If you are going to be away from your studies for more than 30 days, please submit an ACTIVE STATUS form every 30 days for as long as you are going to be away.

FAQ#11
How do I start my courses once I have submitted all the necessary forms?

Answer

Once you have submitted the necessary forms, Application, Begin Sign In form, Testing Instructions Agreement, Tutorial verification, and have downloaded a Course Record form for you own use to keep track of course progress, then you can begin your first required course, Salvation, by accessing the Courses Main Page
and clicking on the
First Year Courses link.  On that First Year Courses page you need to read all instructions as you scroll down to the link and graphic for the course titled, Salvation.  Click on that link and you will be on the page for your first required course.  Follow the instructions on that page and begin your first course.

FAQ#12
How do I access the various courses?

Courses can all accessed from the Courses Main Page. Click on the appropriate link for the Year Courses you want to access. (First Year Courses, Second Year Courses, Third Year Courses, Fourth Year Courses)  On each Year Courses page you need to read all instructions as you scroll down to the link and graphic for each individual course listed.

FAQ#13
In what order do I study the courses?

Answer

1. Courses are to be studied in order by Year, beginning with the First Year Courses, which are required for all students, followed by the Second Year Courses, Third Year Courses, and Fourth Year Courses.
2. Within each Year of courses (First Year Courses, Second Year Courses,
Third Year Courses, Fourth Year Courses), you may vary the order in which the courses are to be studied; but, you must complete any prerequisite courses first before taking any course for which they are a prerequisite and you must complete all of the courses listed for that Year.
3. You may take multiple courses at the same time.  But you are required to complete each Year's courses before going on to begin the next Year's courses.  There are exceptions granted but you must officially submit a request to be granted any exceptions.  Prerequisites courses must be kept in mind when seeking an exception for any advanced course from a latter Year.
4. Some students entering SLBC with transfer credits or degrees already earned from an approved educational institution may be allowed to skip some courses and/or some Year levels.  This is decided on a student by student basis.

FAQ#14
Can I receive credit for Life Experience and Ministry Experience?

Answer

Yes.
1. Life Experience and Ministry Experience listed by you on your Application have been considered for award of credits up to a maximum of 32 credits for Life Experience and 32 credits for Ministry Experience.
2. The two categories, Life Experience and Ministry Experience cannot overlap; i.e., you cannot receive credit in both categories for any one experience listed by you on the Application.  Ministry Experience credits are only awarded for experience listed by you which is related to ministry; and Life Experience credits are only awarded for non-ministry experience listed by you.

FAQ15
Can I transfer credits or a degree earned from a previously attended College or Institute to SLBC?

Answer

Yes.  Credits or degrees earned from previous Colleges or Institutes are transferrable to SLBC under the following conditions.
1. The College or Institute must be approved by SLBC.
2. The student must scan any transcripts that they have on hand and attach them to the Application form or to an email and send them to SLBC for assessment.  If student does not have copies on hand, then they must have copies sent to SLBC from the College or Institute.
3. After reviewing the scanned copies, then the student will be notified whether the credits are transferrable and the will be instructed to have official copies sent to SLBC from the previous College or Institute.
4. Transfer credits or credits awarded because of previous Degrees will not be officially added to the student's file until official copies of student's transcripts are received by SLBC.

FAQ16
Can I take SLBC courses Not For Credit toward a degree? (Monitoring courses only.)

Answer

Yes.  Taking courses Not For Credit toward a degree is known as Monitoring Courses.
If you want to take courses Not For Credit toward a degree, please do not submit any forms except the Monitoring Courses form which notifies us that you are not taking courses for credit.  This notification allows us to set our submission filters to discard any test submissions made by you so they will not have to be hand-processed. This prevents unnecessary work concerning your tests for the staff here at SLBC.

FAQ17
Do I have to have a High School (12th grade) diploma or GED?

A. Do I have to have a high school (12th grade) diploma or GED to take courses from SLBC?
B. Do I have to have a high school (12th grade) diploma or GED to earn a Certificate or Degree from SLBC?

Answers

A. Do I have to have a high school (12th grade) diploma or GED to take courses from SLBC?
    No, you do not.  Anyone may take courses from SLBC.  High School or GED are not required, subject to the following.
B. Do I have to have a high school (12th grade) diploma or GED to earn a Certificate or Degree from SLBC?
   1. You do not have to have a high school diploma or GED to earn a Certificate of Bible Studies from SLBC.
      -
A Certificate of Bible Studies is not a degree; therefore, previous education is not an issue.
       - You may take the higher courses above the Certificate level but they cannot be credited toward a College Degree without a high
            school diploma or GED.
       - Later, if you do earn your high school diploma or GED, then the courses you have taken at SLBC can be credited toward a College
            Degree at that time.

   2. Yes, you have to have a high school diploma or GED in order to earn a college Degree from SLBC.
    
      All courses taken by students who do not meet this qualification may transfer their credits to a degree program upon earning
        their high school diploma or GED.

FAQ18
Do I have to notify the college when I change, eliminate, or add an email address to my file.

Answers

Yes.  Your email address is registered to your file.  Our system uses your email address to properly route all of your submissions to SLBC; therefore, you must notify us if you want to change or add an email address to your file.
    1. You may have up to 2 email addresses registered to your file.
    2. You must submit an Email Address Change form to change, eliminate, or add an email address to your file.
        Click this link, Change Email Addr., to change, eliminate, or add an email address to your file.

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