Terminology
Part-Time Student
A student registered for less than 9 credit hours per semester, whether in-class, private study or online.

Full-Time Student
A student registered for a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester, whether in-class, private study or online.

International Student
A student from outside of Singapore. International students on a Student Pass are automatically considered as full-time students; they must fulfil a minimum of 15 credits per semester.

Transfer of Credits and Exemptions from Required Courses
Students who have completed theological training of a level comparable to that of BGST may be able to transfer credits from their previous coursework. Alternatively, they may be granted exemptions from BGST required courses on the basis of such previously completed coursework. Eligibility will be based on the BGST Credit Transfer Policy. All transfers or exemptions must be specially applied for. There are no automatic transfers or exemptions. Applications should be made in writing to the Registrar and must be accompanied by the relevant transcripts and other documentation. Please note that students may transfer up to a maximum of 1/3 of the Programme he or she has applied for. In view of Trinity Theological College’s partnership with BGST, credit transfer from a postgraduate TTC program will enjoy a maximum limit of 50% of the BGST program a student has applied for.

Assignment Due Dates
For all international students who are on a Student’s Pass, the deadline for submission of assignments is 1 month from the first day of the month following the last lecture.Example: If class ends on June 25, the due date is August 1.

For all other students, the deadline for submission of assignments is 3 months from the first day of the month following the last lecture/ online session. Example: If class ends on June 25, the due date is October 1.

International students may continue to submit assignments no later than the end of the second month, but they will incur a penalty of one third of a grade on the late assignments. Other credit students may also submit their assignments no later than the end of the sixth month, but will incur a similar grade point penalty. After this second deadline (two months for international students, six months for all other students) the course will be converted to Audit automatically.

Private Study
All course audio-visual material must be viewed/listened to, and all assignments completed within 6 months of registering for the course. Students may take up to 50% of the total credits required by their programme in the form of Private Study.

Maximum Period for Completion of Programmes
CBS/ CTS: 2 years
Grad DipCS: 4 years
DipTS: 5 years
MCS: 6 years
MDiv: 8 years

Transcripts
Updates of academic records are issued by the Registrar’s Office at the end of each Semester.

Official transcripts bearing the seal of BGST may be issued upon receipt of a completed Transcript Application form and the appropriate fee. There should be no outstanding fees in order for transcripts to be issued.

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