Fall 2021 Registration is now open
The following courses are full for the Fall 2021 term. To sign up for the waitlist, please log into your Genius account.
- Scripture for Life & Ministry
- Counseling in the Local Church
Welcome to the School of Biblical Counseling!
If you are a new student or returning student that has not yet used Genius, please select the Genius Login link above and then select “Don’t Have an Account?”
Complete the following data fields to create an account. Once your account in Genius has been activated by our administrative team, you will receive an email notification with instructions to register.
Which courses should I take?
As a prerequisite to all of our courses, students must first complete Dynamics of Biblical Change. This course may not be skipped or completed alongside other courses in your first semester regardless of prior counseling training.
All courses are offered as a non-credit option, with the exception of Counseling Abusive Marriages and Case Study Seminar. Non-credit students will gain access to all course content including audio, video lectures, and readings. Non-credit students can complete all coursework and participate in online community discussion boards for their own benefit. However, they do not have access to a Recitation Instructor, so they do not submit any course assignments or receive graded feedback on individual work done for the course. Non-credit courses do not apply towards an SBC Certificate. Students who complete a non-credit course and wish to enroll in the same course for credit in a future semester are eligible for a 50% discount if enrolling within one year. For more information on tuition, please see the tuition section below.
If you would like assistance considering whether to take a course for credit or non-credit, please contact Student Services at [email protected]
Courses typically begin the second Wednesday of January (for spring), May (for summer), and September (for fall). Most courses are 12 weeks long, but a few are 11 or 13 weeks, as well.
Dynamics of Biblical Change, Helping Relationships, and Counseling Observation are offered every semester, while most other courses are offered on an every-other semester rotation.
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Course tuition is based on the course’s credit hours. School of Biblical Counseling course tuition includes fees for course materials, including the rights to download and retain digital audio recordings (mp3 files) of most* lecture material for the course(s) and all supplemental downloadable material.
*Some course lecture audio is not available for download due to the sensitive nature of the course content.
Financial Assistance and Discounts
The family discount applies to courses taken for credit and allows the second family member to take the course for half price. The second person in the household (spouse, parent, or child) may take either the same course in which the first family member is currently enrolled or a course the first family member has already taken for credit within the past year for half price. This discount only applies to family members living in the same household. Please contact Student Services at [email protected] prior to registering to obtain a coupon code or if there are additional members of the household, beyond the second person, seeking to utilize this discount.
This discount allows the spouse of individuals who have completed all three certificates--Foundations of Biblical Counseling, Topics in Biblical Counseling, and Counseling Skills & Practice--to enroll in certificate courses with a 50% discount. Courses outside of the current certificate structure do not qualify (e.g. Counseling Abusive Marriages). Contact Student Services at [email protected] for more information and to receive a discount code for use at registration.
If you do not qualify for one of the discount options above, when our resources allow we offer need-based financial assistance. In order to be considered, please email Student Services at [email protected]
SBC courses are not eligible for Federal tax credits for lifelong learning. SBC does not issue IRS Form 1098T for tax purposes. Only courses taken from accredited institutions are eligible for this tax credit.
Please note: At the present time, SBC is unable to offer any payment plans. All courses must be paid in full at the time of registration. We also recommend discussing your plans with your church leadership or supporting ministry, as many students have received scholarships or financial aid from their churches/supporting ministries to take our courses.
SBC does not participate in Federal Student Loan Programs. SBC is not an accredited institution, and courses are not presently eligible for reimbursement under GI Bill tuition reimbursement programs.
Courses must be paid in full at the time of registration. Once you have completed the registration process, you are officially registered for your course.