Add / Drop Dates
|Fall 1 (F1)||Aug. 5 – Sept. 29||Aug. 5 / Aug. 9|
|Break Week||Fall Reading Days: Sept. 30 – Oct. 4|
|Fall 2 (F2)||Oct. 7 – Dec. 1||Oct. 7 / Oct. 11|
|Winter (JA)||Dec. 2 – Feb. 2||Dec. 2 / Dec. 6|
|Christmas Break: Dec. 23 – 29|
|Spring 1 (S1)||Feb. 3 – Mar. 29||Feb. 3 / Feb. 7|
|Break Week||Spring Break: Mar. 30 – Apr. 5|
|Spring 2 (S2)||Apr. 6 – May 31||Apr. 6 / Apr. 10|
|Summer (SU)||Jun. 1 – Jul. 26||Jun. 1 / Jun. 5|
|Break Week||July 27 – 31|
*Note on MD courses: On campus meeting days will occur on a Friday and Saturday set throughout the 16- or 8-week course term, unless otherwise noted. Refer to MySBTS registration to verify the dates of your particular course.
Q: Will all Hybrid and Online classes be 8 weeks in length from now on?
A: Yes, with the exception of Languages, Preaching Practicum and Applied Ministry.
Q: Will language classes be 8 weeks?
A: No, language classes (Greek and Hebrew, Elementary and Syntax & Exegesis courses) are 16 weeks in length.
Q: How many classes will I need to take per 8-week term to maintain full-time status?
A: You need to take 9 credit hours in the Fall and Spring semesters to maintain full-time student status (which are made up of two 8-week terms). It’s up to you to divide these hours between the 8-week terms and maintain the status required for any scholarships/financial assistance.
Q: Do I need to come to campus each time I take a Hybrid class?
A: Yes, each Hybrid class requires two days on campus.
Q: Do 8-week classes cost more?
A: No, normal tuition fees apply.
Q: Will 8-week classes be less work?
A: No, each course is still worth 3 credit hours and will require that amount of work.
Q: Will the quality or the content of Hybrid/Online courses be any different?
A: No. You can expect to receive the same high-quality content you would expect from any Southern course.
Q: How much time should I allow for course work per week?
A: For each course, you should allot approximately 10 hours/week.
Q: Why is the winter semester (JA) different?
A: There will be one break week during this semester for Christmas.
Q: How is the on-campus class schedule different?
A: The Hybrid/Online schedule start and end dates differ from on-campus start and end dates. Students should refer to the schedule above as well as MySBTS for all Hybrid/Online course dates.
Q: When will I be able to register for each term?
A: Registration will open for each term up to the add/drop date set for each term; please refer to Academic Records if you have any questions.
Q: Will I be able to take classes in all six terms?
A: Yes, you can take classes year-round.