Length of Program Completion
Reasons To Choose WCBCS
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*Students who would like to enroll must: 1) Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; 2) Have graduated from high school or completed a GED; and 3) Send copies of the "official transcripts" from all of the schools you have attended to the WCBCS address.
LENGTH OF PROGRAM COMPLETION QUESTIONS
HOW LONG DOES A STUDENT HAVE TO COMPLETE A SPECIFIC PROGRAM?
Bachelor Degrees - 5 years to complete from the time of enrollment
Master Degrees - 3 years to complete from the time of enrollment
Doctor Degrees - 3 years to complete from the time of enrollment
If you fail to complete your program in the allotted amount of time, you may apply for a one year extension to your program before the expiration date. This extension will incur a $500.00 fee. At the end of that time, you will need to re-enroll and take up to 1/2 of your classes over as classes will be updated periodically during your time as a student at West Coast Bible College & Seminary.
HOW LONG DO YOU HAVE TO COMPLETE A CLASS?
Many people have asked the question, "Do I have to finish the classes in the amount of time as prescribed in the syllabus?" The answer is no. The time frame given in the syllabus is merely a suggested guideline and may be adjusted to fit your particular time schedule. Some of our students have finished the classes in less time and some have taken longer. The online, on-demand classes @ WCBCS are made to fit your life.
Students are given a maximum of 6 months to complete any course they have started. After 6 months, you may be required to start the course over and to pay the course (if even you paid in full - you will be charged the per class rate)
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE TIME FRAME TO COMPLETE A CLASS?
In reality, most students complete a class within 30-45 days. With discipline, you can finish each class at Bachelor level in 14 days by simply following the syllabus (18-20 days at the Masters level and 28-30 days at the Doctoral level). You can do the math to figure out how quickly or how slowly you would like to complete a program. Most students complete their degrees in the same time frame that it would take in an on-campus program.
We often get the question, "Do you accept transfer students?" The answer is definitely, "YES"!!!! Students transferring in hours will receive an assessment completed to determine which classes must be taken for graduation and therefore must have an official copy of a transcript from your previous school(s). Students may complete up to two classes before their "official transcript" is on file.
NO TRANSCRIPT WILL BE ASSESSED BEFORE A STUDENT ENROLLS AT WCBCS
What is an "official transcript"? This is the transcript sent directly from your previous schools to our offices and it must be stamped with the official school seal.
High school students may, with the permission of the appropriate high school official, concurrently enroll in high school and college courses. A maximum of nine (9) semester hours will be accepted. College students may concurrently enroll in courses at WCBCS.
Students may change their major at WCBCS by going to the Online Payments section of the website, paying for the form, and filling it out There is a $50 change of major fee which can be accessed on the PAYMENTS page.
REASONS TO CHOOSE WCBCS
*You will truly learn and walk away equipped for ministry
*Inexpensive per class cost
*Latest cutting-edge books used for texts
*Successful, experienced instructors
*Earn a degree at your own pace
*NO residency requirements
*Complete every assignment online
*Purchase books online or at a local Christian bookstore where you live