Course Extension Requests

Student’s may apply for one course extension for each course they are unable to complete by the end of a semester. Please see our fees page to understand fees you will incur if granted an extension. Please be aware of the following before applying for an extension:

  1. Requests must be submitted on or before the last day of the semester (see Academic Calendar here).

  2. Approval of a course extension obligates the student to pay both the extension fee (per course) and the semester enrollment fee for the next semester, even if only to complete the course for which an extension is being approved.

  3. Extension fees and semester enrollment fees must be paid within 15 days (invoiced in Populi) or the extension will be revoked.

  4. For each course extension that is approved, the student will receive an “I” (incomplete) until the course is completed, at which point the transcript will be updated.

  5. Only one extension may be approved for each course. The extended deadline for completion will normally be the ten-week mid-point of the next semester (see add/withdrawal deadline on the academic calendar).

  6. In order to qualify for an extension, the student must have completed all lectures, all reading, all quizzes, all book reviews, and all exams (excepting the final exam). I.e. In a course with a midterm and final, the midterm must be completed; in a course with 3 exams, all but the final exam must be completed.

  7. Extensions are only granted when one (or both) of the following assignments are incomplete: (1) the final exam, and/or (2) a final paper [note: a final project for a practicum course counts as a final paper for the purpose of approving extensions].

If you qualify and agree to the above policy, please complete the form below to apply for an extension. A separate request must be submitted for each course.

mentor's progress report

Near the end of each semester we ask the mentor to complete a progress report. This helps inform the seminary of the ongoing discipleship between mentor and student and of the mentor's perception of the student's growth in grace, knowledge, and ministry gift. 

Academic Policies

Transcript Requests

Graduating students receive one free official transcript in the mail with their diploma. Subsequent transcript requests should be made in Populi and are charged based on our current transcript fees.

Logos Bible Software

Reformed Baptist Seminary has entered a partnership with Logos Bible Software where the seminary will require all incoming students to purchase a Logos “base package” of Bronze, Silver, Gold, or higher at a 50% discount.

Intent to Graduate

Please submit an intent to graduate form when you intend to graduate at the end of the current semester. Once we receive this form, we will run a degree audit and if everything looks as if you are on track to graduate, we will invoice you for a diploma fee and mail your diploma after your grades are finalized at the end of the semester.

Degree Upgrade Process

Students who graduate from RBS with a DTS or BDiv and subsequently complete five years of full-time ministry may request the RBS board to upgrade their DTS to a MTS or their BDiv to a MDiv. Please contact us to start the process if you have met the qualifications. You will be enrolled in our Advanced Placement MTS or Advanced Placement MDiv course, depending on the degree you are upgrading to. You will be charged administrative tuition for this course. Once enrolled, you will submit your resumé and a CV that has been signed by your mentor to verify the completion of your ministry experience. Once approved by the board, you will receive a passing grade for this course and your degree will be upgraded.

Orientation video for counseling

If you are a new student in the Biblical Counseling program, please watch the orientation video below.