A Bachelor of Theology or Bachelor of Bible Languages will be awarded to those students who have satisfactorily completed the required courses consisting of 120 semester hours with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5.
A Master of Biblical Languages or a Master of Theology will be awarded to those students who have earned a Bachelor level degree and have satisfactorily completed 150 semester hours, in addition to all other requirements. The student must have finished his Bachelor Program with a GPA of 3.0 or better to qualify for the Master Program. The student must have also maintained and average of 3.0 or better during the Master Program.
The Doctoral Program at NABI is designed for students who have satisfactorily completed the Master Program. In order to qualify as a doctoral candidate, one must be nominated by the faculty and approved by Heritage Missionary Baptist Church. The candidate must be a pastor of a church of like faith and order with the American Baptist Association. The student must do extensive research under the guidance of the faculty and submit an acceptable thesis of at least 50,000 words. The student must draw from and quote no less than 25 references.
All students and teachers must make it a point to be at all lectures, Bible conferences, and school closings unless providentially hindered, at the discretion of the president. This will be part of the student's final grade. Class attendance is required. A student who misses a class, arrives late or leaves early will receive a grade of "zero" for the day. Make up work is required. The student is responsible to ask the instructor(s) for make up work. Each absence must be approved or denied by the Chancellor. After the third unapproved absence, the student may be dismissed from the Institute with a failing grade.
All Bachelor and Master Theses must have a Bible subject approved by the President. This subject must be submitted for approval to the Dean by an assigned date during the graduate year. Upon approval by the Dean and President, the student then has until one month prior to graduation to complete the thesis and submit it for grading. All theses must be in the correct format as given in the Composition Course in the curriculum at NABI. All theses must be approved by Heritage Missionary Baptist Church.
The length of the Bachelor Thesis is 15,000 words and at least 12 resources. The length of the Master Thesis is 25,000 words with 25 resources. Progress reports must be made to the Dean periodically as determined.
Examinations are given approximately every six weeks. Each instructor is at liberty to give daily quizzes, tests, or research themes as he chooses. Any assignment not turned in the day it is due will lose five points a day until it is submitted to the instructor. There will be a final exam given in every class at the close of the school term. No finals may be taken before the scheduled date.
The following standard is used in all courses to determine the grades on all tests, examinations, themes, graded work, and final grades.
95-100 A Excellent 4.0 GPA
85-94 B Good 3.0 GPA
75-84 C Average 2.0 GPA
70-74 D Below Average 1.0 GPA
0-69 F Fail 0 GPA
Any student who is not maintaining at least a 2.0 GPA should speak with the class instructor or with the Dean if it is an overall problem.