NYSB

Academic Information & Affiliations

NYSB offers classes on Monday evenings for seven weeks in two fall quarters and two spring quarters; on Monday evenings for four weeks in one January winter session; and on Monday evenings for four weeks in one June summer session. 

NOTE:  For Spring II classes will be conducted online using the Zoom app.  Please download the free Zoom app.  Each instructor will give the student the invite code to join the class each week.  Spring II classes will now begin April 6 and end May 18.

NOTE: Any prerequisites for a course must be fulfilled before taking that course. The course descriptions state any prerequisites for a course. Need any advice? Please call us at (212) 975-0170 x123.


Grades and Attendance

Credit Status This requires the student to complete all assigned work and take all quizzes and/or exams. To receive credit for certificate courses, the student must pass the course with a grade of “C-” or better.

Audit Status This allows the student to take the course without the responsibility of assigned work and quizzes/exams. No grade will be given. A “XX” on the transcript indicates an audit. However, an audited course cannot qualify for certificate requirements.

It is the responsibility of the student to sign the attendance sheet for each session or check in with the instructor, especially if late to class. Attendance affects the student's grade. Credit students missing more than two classes cannot receive a passing grade for the course, unless special arrangements have been made with the instructor.

Grades will be mailed to the student following each quarter.


Changing Status

If a student desires to change status, either credit to audit or audit to credit, the student can do so any time before the last class but not after the last class. The student can change status on the first session of class free of charge; after the first class, there is a $5 fee per transaction.

Changing Courses

The student can change courses in the first session of class free of charge. If a student wishes to change courses after the first class, the student pays the $5 fee and makes the change before the second class. There can be no course changes after the second class.

Withdrawing

If a student cannot complete a course after the second session of the class, the student must either withdraw from the course or change a credit status to audit in order not to receive a failing grade. There is no refund for a course after the second session of class. Withdrawals and status changes are permitted at any time before the last class but not after the last class. The letter “W” will be entered as the grade for withdrawals. There is no fee to withdraw, but the student does not return to the class.

Incompletes and Extensions

Extra time to complete any assigned course work or to take missed quizzes/exams may be permitted by the instructor, depending on the student’s situation. The student must request an Extension Form from the Registrar’s office before the last class of the quarter and then submit the completed form to the instructor. If the instructor approves the extension, the student will then have four weeks, or whatever time the instructor allots, to complete the work in order to change the “I” for Incomplete to a final grade. If the work is not completed during this period, the “I” will be changed to “F”.


Transcripts

A transcript is kept on file for each enrolled student. Each student is entitled to a copy of his/her transcript, free of charge. If the student is requesting an official copy of the transcript to be sent to another school, the student makes this request in writing and gives the name of the school, its address, and the name of the admissions officer of the school to which the transcript should be sent. There is a $5 fee for each request for an official grade transcript.


Textbooks

Click to view the textbook list for Spring II 2020

Due to future space restrictions, NYSB is transitioning from buying textbooks and then reselling those to the students. Students will now order the required textbook(s) from any online venue they choose. NYSB recommends Christian Book Distributors and/or Amazonhttp:// as good resources.

 

NYSB will make available on registration evenings a laptop on which a student can order any textbook needed.  NOTE:  This is not possible at this time.

 

Also, the title of any required textbook will be listed under the course descriptions as soon as possible.

 

Currently, the NYSB still has copies of the basic required texts for the Bible survey courses, and the required theology courses. Once these are purchased, NYSB will not restock these titles. NOTE: Since the office is closed at this time, the Registrar cannot assist in these purchases of these that are in stock.


 

Academic Affiliations

Lancaster Bible College

In 2009, NYSB signed a Memorandum of Understanding and entered into an official affiliation with Lancaster Bible College that will enable our students to receive college credit on a ratio scale for courses taken in NYSB’s program. Also, any NYSB student who completes the 3-year Core Certificate Program plus six more courses in Bible or Theology qualifies for LBC Institute’s Advanced Continuing Education Certificate. LBC has so awarded 80 NYSB students. You can find more information about our partnership with LBC by clicking here and here.

Evangelical Bible Institute

In 2011, Evangelical Bible Institute partnered with NYSB. It continues to offer its own academic program. Its affiliation with NYSB will allow EBI students to receive NYSB credit that will open the doors to the benefits of NYSB’s affiliation with Lancaster Bible College. Of the 80 students above, 22 are EBI students. NYSB has awarded its Continuing Biblical Education Certificate to 46 EBI students.

Antioch School of Church Planting and Leadership

In 2011, NYSB entered into an official affiliation with the Antioch School of Church Planting and Leadership Development. This relationship will allow students who have earned the Local Church Leadership & Ministry Development Program Certificate to transfer those credits, upon acceptance into the Antioch School, to the Antioch School’s Certificate of Ministry which can lead to a bachelor or master degree.

New York Institute for Biblical Studies

In May 2013, New York Institute for Biblical Studies received approval to partner with NYSB. The President of NYIBS is Rev. David Watson, pastor of Calvary Chapel in Staten Island and former full-time instructor at NYSB. NYIBS offers its own academic program at Calvary Chapel. Its affiliation with NYSB will allow NYIBS students to receive NYSB credit that will open the doors to the benefits of NYSB’s affiliation with Lancaster Bible College.

Pillar College

In September 2014, NYSB signed a Memorandum of Understanding and entered into an official affiliation with Pillar College that will enable our students to receive college credit on a ratio scale for courses taken in NYSB’s program toward a degree completion program. You can find more information about our partnership with PC by clicking here.


If you have any questions, please call 212 975-0170 x123 or email nysb@cbcnyc.org.