Students must pay a non-refundable admission fee of $25 and complete an enrollment form to enroll in the Study Center. Students who enroll only to audit the free course made available via the Free Course Portal are not required to pay the $25 admission fee.
Once this fee is paid and enrollment is confirmed by the Study Center Director, students will be subscribed to the FSC Student List and given access to the Student Area of the website. Students who enroll only to audit the free course will be given access only to the Free Course Portal and will not have access to the Student Area.
In order to enroll and take courses through the Study Center, students must have a local church affiliation and be involved in the ministry of a local church.
It is not necessary for a student to be serving as a pastor or in leadership positions of ministry while taking courses, but students are required to be actively attending and participating in the ministry of a local church.
Only actively enrolled students and mentors are eligible to register for and participate in Study Center courses.
New students will be considered actively enrolled for one year from the time of their enrollment. They are eligible to register and take their first course anytime during that first year. If no courses are taken during the year, their enrollment status will be listed as inactive.
To remain actively enrolled in the Study Center, students must take at least one course per year. Students who go more than a year (any 12 consecutive months) without registering for a course will be listed as inactive.
Inactive students will lose their access to the Student Area and be required to re-enroll in order to take courses.
The re-enrollment fee will be waved for all students who registered for courses during our first year of ministry (May 2003 through May 2004).
Students must pay a course fee and complete a registration form to register for each Study Center course they take.
Students will not have access to the course material prior to the course opening (preview) date.
Students will be subscribed to the course List and given access to the course material after the course fee is paid and registration is confirmed by the Study Center Director.
Costs for 2013 courses:
16 session courses $75
10 session courses $50
Student may not register for more than two courses in any one term without expressed permission from the Study Center Director.
Students who register after the first week of class must pay an additional $15 late registration fee.
Students may choose to take a course as directed studies (under the guidance of a mentor) or audit a course. Students who choose to audit a course will be given access to the course material for the duration of the semester and allowed to work through the material on their own.
Course fees are the same for directed studies and audit.
Study Center courses are designed to be mentor-led. Students taking a course as directed studies MUST have a course mentor in order to successfully complete the course and receive a course completion certificate.
Students are responsible to make arrangements for a mentor for each course they take. Students who have not confirmed an arrangement with a course mentor by the 5th week of the course will be listed as "auditing" the course.
Students are encouraged to make arrangements for a mentor as early as possible once they register for a course. Course mentors only have a limited number of openings for new students. Every effort will be made to help registered students find mentors for their courses. If a student is forced to audit or to drop a course because he cannot find a mentor, he will be given two options:
Students are expected to keep in regular contact with their course mentors. Students who do not stay in communication with their mentor may be dismissed from the course and lose access privileges.
It is the responsibility of the course mentor to make specific course assignments, and determine at the end of the course if the student has successfully completed the requirements for the course.
If a student has any disputes or difficulties working with his mentor, he should contact to the Study Center Director.
Study Center courses are offered within set terms or semesters. Each course will be listed according to the following term schedule:
Registration begins ___
Course online (preview) ___
Classes begin / Late Registration begins ___
Course ends ___
All course assignments due ___
Course off-line ___
Student evaluations (grades) due from mentors ___
Students are expected to meet with their mentor during the first week of the course and arrange a realistic schedule for completing the course within the allotted time frame. Students who are not able to complete the course within the allotted time may need to withdraw or drop the course, or petition for an "extension" or "incomplete."
Students may withdraw from a course anytime during the first 10 days of the course and receive a refund of the course fee paid (minus a $10 administration fee). After the first 10 days the course fee is not refundable.
Students who withdraw from a course during the first 10 days of the course may also choose to preregister for the course (the next semester it is offered) rather than receive a refund of the course fee paid. Students who choose this option will be required to pay a $10 administration fee.
Students who do not wish to continue in a course may choose to drop the course. Students who drop a course will not receive a refund of the course fee.
Students who choose to drop a course during the semester will be removed from the course subscription list and will be required to pay the course fee if they retake the course in the future.
Students who desire to finish the course, but are unable to complete it in the allotted time, may petition their mentor and the Study Center Director for an extension to complete the course material.
Course extensions are granted for 1 week (minimum) up to 2 months (maximum). If a student receives an extension and is unable to finish the course material in the maximum allotted time (2 months), the extension will become an incomplete.
Students who desire to finish the course, but are not able to complete the material within a 2-month extension may petition their mentor and the Study Center Director for an incomplete.
Students who are granted an incomplete in a course can re-register for the course anytime within one year from the end of course or the next time the course is offered.
Students who are making up an incomplete will be required to pay a $25 re-registration fee.
Students petitioning for an extension or incomplete must notify their mentor and the Study Center Director prior to the end of the course. Once the course is ended incompletes and extensions will not be granted.
No incompletes or extensions will be granted to students auditing a course.
Men and women serving in the armed forces who are forced to take an incomplete in a course due to military deployment will be allowed to retake the course as the soonest possible opportunity with no re-registration fee.
A limited number of scholarships are available for students taking courses as directed studies. Although we offer our courses inexpensively, we realize that some simply cannot afford to pay the course fees. Our goal is ministry and our desire is to see the gospel reclaimed and churches reformed according to Godís Word. We do not want financial hardship to prevent students from taking our courses.
Students who need help paying their course fees can make application for a scholarship. Scholarships will be provided to cover Study Center course fees as we have available funds and course mentors.
Students who are interested in receiving a scholarship must complete a scholarship application and send it to the Study Center Director. Students can request application forms during registration. The deadline for receiving scholarship applications is 7 days before the beginning of the course.
Scholarships are not available for audited courses.
Anyone interested in contributing to the scholarship fund to help students pay for courses can contact the Study Center Director.
To receive credit for finishing a course:
1) The student must complete all course requirements, *including the course evaluation.
2) His mentor must certify that he has completed all course requirements.
*Students MUST complete a course evaluation form to successfully complete the course.
Upon successfully completing a course, the student will receive a certificate from the Study Center acknowledging his accomplishment.
No acknowledgment is given to students who choose to audit a course.
Study Center Policies last updated December 7, 2012.