Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can my courses I have taken from another school transfer into my Berean School of the Bible student file?
  2. Are there time limits on my courses?
  3. I started studying Berean courses before 2005 but did not finish. What can I do to complete the requirements for credentials?
  4. Can courses taken on the Berean School of the Bible level transfer into a Global University degree program?
  5. Is there any specific order in which the courses need to be taken?
  6. If I have questions about course content, whom can I contact?
  7. Will my final examination be graded the day it arrives in your office?
  8. What is your retake policy if I fail an exam?
  9. How do I request a copy of my transcript?
  10. How do I request my BSB certificate or diploma?
  11. How do I pay application fees and the cost of courses?
  12. How do I pay for extensions, retakes and re-enrollments?
  13. How do I change my address, telephone number or email address?


  1. Can my courses I have taken from another school transfer into my Berean School of the Bible student file?

    Yes, it is possible. Schools are evaluated based on various criteria, such as accreditation, faculty qualifications, academic assessment policies and procedures (how learning is measured), and reputation. Courses are evaluated based on their equivalent content with the Berean School of the Bible courses. An evaluation of your transcript can be done by requesting a Program Evaluation.

  2.  Are there time limits on my courses? 

    The enrollment period for Berean School of the Bible courses is 6 months. One 6-month extension is available for a small fee. Re-enrollment is required if the course is not completed by the end of the extension period.

    One 6-month extension is available for courses enrolled in prior to January 1, 2009. Re-enrollment is required if the course is not completed after the 6-month extension.

  3. I started studying Berean courses before 2005 but did not finish. What can I do to complete the requirements for credentials?

    Students who started but did not complete their Berean studies before 2005 may request a Program Evaluation. A program evaluation will determine how many courses can be applied to the original program requirements and what courses are needed to finish a level of study. In some cases, a student may be advised to follow the current program requirements and may not be allowed to finish an older program.

  4.  Can courses taken on the Berean School of the Bible level transfer into a Global University degree program? 

    Yes, within certain conditions. This depends on the particular degree program and the number of electives available. Only courses for which you have earned a "B" or better are eligible, and this depends on the number of credits available in the elective division.

  5.  Is there any specific order in which the courses need to be taken? 

    While no courses on the Berean School of the Bible level are required prior to enrollment in additional courses, we do have recommendations to help in your course progress. Our recommended course sequence for each level of study is indicated in the Enrollment/order form. The order in which the courses are listed is the one we recommend for students.

  6. If I have questions about course content, whom can I contact?

    You may email: (bsbcontent@globaluniversity.edu). 

  7. Will my final examination be graded the day it arrives in your office?

    In order to best serve all of our students, we grade Service Learning Requirement (SLR) reports and finals in the order they are received. This is seldom completed on the same day they arrive. Students can be assured that Global University makes every effort to complete student grading as quickly as possible. If working with the credentialing process, we strongly recommend that you send in your final materials no less than six weeks before your transcripts are needed by your district office.  Students are encouraged to complete final exams and submit SLR reports online. This will significantly expedite the grading process.

  8. What is your retake policy if I fail an exam?

    The first time an exam is failed there is a retake fee of $25.00 that must be paid before the exam is sent out. If the exam is failed a second time, you must re-enroll before taking it again and pay a re-enrollment fee of $48.00. A schedule of fees is available online.

  9. How do I request a copy of my transcript?

    Instructions for submitting a transcript request are posted on Global University’s website at https://www.globaluniversity.edu/undergrad_transcript.cfm.
    • Transcript requests may take up to two weeks to process.
    • There is a $5.00 charge for each transcript requested.
    • For security purposes, transcripts cannot be sent via e-mail.

  10. How do I request my BSB certificate or diploma? 

    When you receive your final grade report for your last course there are three ways for you to submit a BSB graduation request. You may:

  11. Eligible students will receive an invitation along with a sign-up form to Global University's annual commencement ceremony.

    Note: Students enrolled through a National Office need to submit their graduation request to their local enrollment office.

  12. How do I pay application fees and the cost of courses?

    All courses and application fees are prepaid.

    You may pay
    • by calling 1-800-443-1083 option 4 and speaking to the next available representative to use a credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or Discover). Office phone hours are between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm Central Time, Monday through Friday.
    • by + mailing a check or money order including student ID and purpose on the check to Global University, 1211 S Glenstone Avenue, Springfield MO 65804

  13. How do I pay for extensions, retakes and re-enrollments?

    Fees should be prepaid by phone, fax or mail.  There is no online option to pay for these fees.

  14. How do I change my address, telephone number or email address?

    You may send an email to berean@globaluniversity.edu or call 1-800-443-1083 option 4 and speak with the next available student representative.