Academic Information

Academic Calendar

The Institutes typically holds two annual sessions, one in the fall and one in the spring.  Occasionally, winter and summer classes and/or seminars are offered as well.  The actual dates for courses and registration will be announced and posted on the church website.



FBCG is fully committed to providing academic programs that ensure personal Christian growth for the students.  It also provides solid biblical foundations in a challenging environment for students who want to pursue further study leading to Christian service.

Not all courses listed are offered during each Institute session.  The schedule of available courses is posted prior to registration for fall and spring.  Students may request a copy of their transcript by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Definition of Terms

Curriculum:  The pattern of courses that leads to a specific educational objective. It includes required courses as well as electives.

Core courses:  Courses that are required to complete a specific program of study.

Electives:  Courses that students may choose voluntarily to contribute to the balanced program of study in their area of specialization.

Prerequisite:  A course that must be completed prior to registration and admission to another course.


Grading System

In keeping with the standard grading system used by The Institutes, grades are awarded as follows:

90-100 A
80-89 B
70-79 C
60-69 D
R Below 60 (repeat course)
CMP Complete (ungraded course)
I Incomplete*
DRP Dropped



* Incomplete grades must be completed prior to the start of the next semester.