EBI offers four majors for study at a post-high school level: Bible and Theology, History, Missions, and Christian Ministries. Sixty credit hours are required to graduate from the Institute. Students earn credits toward graduation in the following areas of study: Bible, Theology, Practical, History, Apologetics, Discipleship / Counseling, Jewish Studies, and Music. A general education certificate may be attained by completing thirty credit hours from the required areas of study plus completing a research paper. Both a specialized missionary track and a specialized pre-college track are offered for those motivated individuals desiring that type of comprehensive training. These tracks are available as one or two year study programs.
The Institute’s study programs are designed for born-again Christians interested in a greater commitment to Christ and His service. To accomplish this objective these minimal standards for entrance are required.1. Willingness to cooperate with the standards and requirements of EBI.2. Satisfactory references and a minimum age of 18.3. High school diploma, high school diploma equivalent, or readiness to study on a post-high school level.The Institute admits students of any national or ethnic origin. All students shall have the same rights and privileges to all programs and activities of the Institute. Many classes at the Institute require students to memorize Bible verses and recite them aloud.
AdmissionsApplications for acceptance must be received by the admissions officer at least 30 days prior to the beginning of each prospective term. In order to process an application, the admissions department must have on file a completed application form, recent photo, two personal reference forms (non-family), a ministerial recommendation form, and the non-refundable application fee. Click hereto apply or call the EBI office (812-692-7801) to have forms sent via mail.
A normal academic load is 3-4 credit hours for a three week term, 6-7 credit hours for a six week term, and 16-17 credit hours for a fifteen week term. Credit hours may be transferred to or from EBI dependent on the criteria of the sending or receiving academic institution.In order to give continuity and reflection of purpose to their study, students are encouraged to choose and follow a program of study even if they do not plan to pursue a certificate or diploma. However, this is not required.A diploma will be granted upon the satisfactory completion of 60 credit hours required per the major desired. A minimum grade average of C- must be attained in all courses required in any of the majors offered. An additional research paper of 8,000 to 10,000 words is required before graduation. The subject of this research paper shall be approved by the Principal and one faculty member. Final credit will be granted after all assignments and requirements of the faculty are met and all fees paid. A certificate will be granted upon the satisfactory completion of 30 credit hours required for the minor desired. A minimum grade average of C- must be attained in all courses required in any of the minors offered. An additional research paper of 4,000 to 5,000 words is required before the certificate is granted. The subject of this research paper shall be approved by the Principal and one faculty member. Final credit will be granted after all assignments and requirements of the faculty are met and all fees paid.
Course Prerequisites and Testing Out of Courses
EBI desires that students have an enjoyable and fulfilling academic experience. To enable this to happen, the level of scholastic difficulty must match the students’ skill level. Due to the trends in our culture, literary skill levels have been consistently diminishing over the past generation. EBI was left with the choice of either reducing its courses to a high school level or presenting prerequisite courses to bridge the gap between where many students are and where they need to be. For those students who have had a strong high school background, the opportunity to test out of the prerequisite courses is offered.One-hundred numbered courses designate prerequisite courses. The purpose of these courses is to prepare the student for the other courses in the department. It is expected that the student will either take the prerequisite course or test out of it before taking any other courses in the department. Students desiring to test out may obtain a course outline and a list of text references in order to prepare for the examination. Students should contact the office for information on testing out of courses. Said examinations will be administered before the term in which the respective course will be offered.
Upon completion and payment of fees each term, grades are given as a percentage grade. The percentages correspond with the letter grades as follows:
Choir tour is a privilege. Grades of C- or higher are required, as well as acceptable conduct during the term. Students are also required to have passing grades in all their classes to be eligible to sing in the end of term community program. In the event that applications for choir exceed the number of available positions, eligibility will be determined based upon the point scale shown in below.
Men: long-sleeved white shirt (white or clear buttons), black dress pants (no denim or outside pockets please), black shoes and socks, plain black belt. Ladies: simple, black dresses (please no lace or shiny fabric) We ask that necklines not be loose or low (must be within one inch of the base of the neck), that sleeves be elbow length, and that skirts be 2-5 inches from the floor. (Remember: 5-10 pounds are usually gained at Bible School; dresses will need to fit loosely for Choir Tour). Flat black dress shoes (no high heels please), black or brown nylons.