Developing Leaders for Ministry Service

Admissions Policy & Procedure

Academic Purpose

Harvest Bible Institute will train you by giving you advanced Biblical education that you can readily apply to real world circumstances. The course selection is intentionally designed to make you successful in ministry while deepening your Biblical knowledge and growing you up spiritually.

You will gain practical ministry application while learning the core areas of ministry to help you excel and be all you can be in Christ. Our goal is to equip you with the tools you need to make an impact on all of mankind with the good news of Jesus Christ.

Harvest Bible Institute is building people for the Kingdom through Kingdom learning.

Below is a list of Admission Policies but it is not all inclusive.  All admissions policies and procedures are made available in the HBI Student Manual and each accepted student is given access to this manual upon acceptance.  If you have further questions or concerns please email us at:

Academic Standing

HBI reviews every student’s academic standing at the end of each quarter. Each HBI student is categorized into one of the following classifications of academic standing.

Good Standing

Students are considered to be in good standing when their GPA, both in the grading period that is the subject of academic review and in the cumulative total is at least a “C” (2.0 on a four-point scale).

Academic Probation

Students are placed on academic probation when their GPA falls below “C” (2.0 on a four-point scale), either is a given grading period or in the cumulative total. Such students must achieve a GPA of at least a “C” (2.0 on a four-point scale) evaluated over the subsequent 15 hours of coursework. Academic advisors will work with such students to take course selections that will maximize their opportunity for achieving good standing.

Academic Dismissal

Students who do not satisfy the conditions needed to be restored from academic probation to good standing will be dismissed from HBI. Students may be readmitted. If readmitted, they will be placed on academic probation for the first 15 credit hours after their readmission.

Transcript Requests

Students request for transcripts of coursework completed at HBI are to be directed to the Registrar’s office. The fee is $5 for each official transcript. Transcripts are issued only after a student has settled all financial obligations.

Graduation Honors

Students who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.55-3.64 will be graduated with cum laude honors; a cumulative GPA of 3.65-3.89 qualifies the student of magna cum laude honors; and a cumulative GPA, with faculty review and approval, qualifies the students for 3.90-4.0 summa cum laude honors. Honors will appear on transcripts and on the students’ diploma.

Full-time and Part-time Course Load

Students who enroll in 12-18 credit hours are defined as full time. Students who enroll in fewer than 12 credit hours are defined as part time. Students who wish to enroll in more than 18 credit hours must submit a written petition to the Dean’s office to obtain permission.

Classification of Students

HBI classifies students according to the number of credit hours they have earned.  The categories of classification are as follows:

Transferring of Credits

We do not accept any transferring of credits and we do not offer distance learning because this is a practical, hands on ministry training institute.

Ministry Practicum

Each student must faithfully attend a local church and participate in a ministry faithfully where they will be evaluated by their leader. This must be for a minimum of six months while they are in the Bible Institute.

Distance Education

Because of the nature of our program, distane education is not offered.  We are a practical Ministry Training Institute.