Table of Contents

Requirements for Online Learning

Online Library Guide

Online Research Techniques

Student Services

Merchandise

Payment Schedule for Online Classes

State Certifications

Online Class Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

 


Requirements for Online Learning

In order to take online classes from KMBC, students must have access to a computer with adequate software and internet access.  Also, students must sufficiently know how to use their computers.  The following list describes the minimum technological requirements for taking online classes:

NOTE:  Some classes such as CO/CE/ED 322 Media Ministries require higher minimum computer specifications:

Additionally online students must be comfortable communicating with their teachers via email and instant messaging through KMBC’s online learning platform, EDU 2.0.  KMBC expects online students to maintain contact with their teachers.  Students must know how to email attachments (i.e., email documents, computer presentations, etc.).  Students will be expected to know how to browse the internet effectively including how to purchase textbooks online.   Also, online students will be expected to know how to use their office software for making documents and computer presentations.

 

For assistance in using KMBC’s online learning platform, EDU 2.0, please refer to the following student guidebook:  https://kmbc.edu20.org/docs/school/StudentsGuide.pdf. We strongly recommend that all students read this guidebook. 

Online Library Guide

Online Research Techniques

Due to the nature of online learning, online students must be able to conduct effective research online.  Forums, blogs, and websites without academic credibility such as Wikipedia.com are not acceptable online resources. Online students must be able to locate acceptable scholarly resources online.  

Student Services

For general student service needs, please contact our Dean of Students, Jim Nelson (Phone:  606-693-5000 ext. 180) (Email:  http://www.kmbc.edu/?q=contact/James+Nelson).

 

KMBC encourages all students to purchase their textbooks through Amazon.com or another online bookstore.  The class syllabus and required textbooks are listed under the “Resources” tab in KMBC’s online learning platform, EDU 2.0.  For questions regarding textbooks, please email our bookstore at http://www.kmbc.edu/?q=contact/Amber+Wisler.

Merchandise

Online students are encouraged to purchase KMBC branded merchandise through our online store:  http://kmbcapparel.qbstores.com/home.html.

Payment Schedule for Online Classes

A student taking online classes must either:
1) pay the balance in full prior to beginning the class, or
2) set up three automatic recurring payments, each for a 3rd of the full balance.  The first payment must be made prior to beginning the class.
Payment can be made online at
www.kmbc.edu/paynow

State Certifications

Kentucky Mountain Bible College operates online classes for credit for residents in the following states:

Kentucky, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Student Online Class Policies

• Tests that are late will receive an automatic 0.  A student that misses a test can appeal to the Academic Dean to take it.

• All online tests are closed book exams unless indicated by the instructor.

• The schedule for assignments and exams will not be changed unless for emergencies with special permission from the Academic Dean.

• All lessons, assignments, sessions, and exams are to be completed in order.

• It is the responsibility of the student to know when assignments are due and turn in work on time.

• Students are responsible for their own internet connection and computer capability.

• The student is responsible to work ahead to complete classwork in the event of a period of time when a student may have no internet or no computer.  Extra time will not be given unless permission is received from the Academic Dean.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often do I have to be online?

You will need to log in and perform an action at least once every 14 days while your class is in session to be considered an active student.  Above that, we simply require that you log in often enough to view and complete your assignments before they are due.  Any day, any time.

Can I get a degree completely online from KMBC?

No.  All KMBC degree programs require residency for at least 51% of the program.

Is financial aid available for online students?

Financial aid is available for all qualifying degree-seeking students.  To be degree-seeking, the student is required to be a part of campus residency (see question above).  Please contact Admissions to see if you qualify.

How do I get textbooks?

We recommend that you purchase textbooks online from sites such as Amazon.com .  Required textbooks for your class are listed in the Resources page for your class.  The full list is available here.

What are the classes like?

Currently, all online classes generally follow the same semester format used on-campus.  Classes begin in August and January, and run for approximately 15 weeks.  Typically, there are either 2 or 3 online lessons to be completed each week.

How much time is required to complete each course successfully?

        The amount of time required to complete each course successfully varies.  In general, each lesson takes about 2 1/2 hours (1 hour to watch the lesson, and 1.5 hours to complete the homework, on average).  So, students should expect at least 5 hrs (for a 2-credit course) to 8 hrs (for a 3-credit course) per week.

How do I enroll?

You may apply online (US students only) at www.kmbc.edu/apply . You may also contact our Admissions Department at kmbc@kmbc.edu or 1-800-879-5622 ext 130.  International Students, please contact us for instructions.