Evaluation for Life Experience Credits

Traditional colleges and accrediting agencies have established the following guidelines for the maximum credit received for life, work, and ministry experience:

  • Associate Degree- 50% or 45 credit hours
  • Bachelor Degree-25% or 30 credit hours
  • Master Degree-10% or 10 credit hours
  • Doctoral Degree- 60 academic credit hours required; no life, work, or ministry credits.


There is no charge for transfer credits to JBC. Certificates, diplomas, grades, CEU credits and US Military Services are also given consideration. 

Theological Theses or Doctoral dissertation- published or unpublished- will be considered but not required. One may have more academic/life experience credits than the minimum required-many applicants do. It is the policy of JBC that the student must satisfactorily complete a minimum of one semester of (20 credits) to earn desired degree. You may take the maximum credit hours for that degree with no additional charge.


Jacksonville Bible College

We believe that JBC is on the cutting edge of contemporary Christian education. We understand that gaining an education can be very daunting, and in order to relieve some of that stress, we strive to afford each student with personal and intimate contact with staff members. We have a variety of online programs to aid you in getting the support you need. You could email several different types of tests to our office, have access to our chaplain as well as the dean of Theological Studies, and I myself will be glad to address any concerns you may have either now or once your studies have begun.

When you complete your studies, you may choose to come to a scenic area in or around the East Coast in the spring of each year where we have graduation ceremonies and celebrations. We also have class rings for those who wish to share with others their educational experience.

JBC also offers a program for Learning Disabled adults. The Upper Achiever's Program is designed to work with a pastor or sponsor. The student is assigned tasks that are within their abilities and upon completion; they are issued a prestigious certificate from JBC.

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