Enrollment Status

Student status for the semesters is classified as either full-time or half-time.  Enrollment status for the Winter and Summer terms are not reported.

  • Undergraduate Students
    • 12 hours in the semester qualifies as full-time.
  • Master’s and Diploma Students
    • 9 hours in the semester qualifies as full-time..
  • Doctoral Students
    • Any hours in the semester or term qualifies as full-time.

Continued Enrollment

Students must enroll each semester to maintain student status.  Students who do not enroll in the semester become non-current and must contact Academic Records to have their status updated to allow them to register.  Students who miss more than four consecutive semesters must apply for readmission.

See the Withdrawal Policies under the Online Catalog for information on withdrawing from SBTS. If you wish to withdraw, fill in the SBTS Withdrawal Form.

Campus Location

Campus locations are classified as On-Campus, Extension Center or Internet as indicated in the admissions process. Students who desire to change their campus location after matriculation should complete the Location Transfer Request.

On Campus students are restricted from registering for online courses in the Fall and Spring semesters and should submit the Online Registration Exception Request form to the Center for Student Success.  If the request is approved, the students will be registered for the requested course.

Extension Center and Internet students may register for On-Campus courses during the Summer and Winter terms without changing their location status. During the semester, Extension Center and Internet students may take up to half their hours on-campus without having to change their location status, but need to contact Academic Records to be registered.

Requests to change location status to Internet will be approved for students who live outside a 50-mile radius from the Louisville campus.  Exceptions to this policy should be directed to the Center for Student Success.

Course Drop with Tuition Refunds

Students who drop courses will be refunded 100% of their tuition.  Dropped courses do not appear on the student’s transcript.

First Day of Class: Students may drop themselves from their registered courses using my.sbts.edu online registration through the first day of class and receive a full refund of their tuition.
First Week of Class: Students will need to e-mail Academic Records to be dropped from their course in this extended drop period.

After the drop period ends, students may withdraw from a course using the Course Withdrawal Form until the midpoint of the class.

Course Withdrawal without Tuition Refunds

There is no tuition refund for withdrawn courses after the online drop period ends.

Withdrawn courses will appear on the student’s transcript with a grade of “WP – Withdraw Passing” or “WF – Withdraw Failing” as determined by the professor.

For future registration of withdrawn courses, students will need to email Academic Records with their student ID number and the exact course number and letter(s) for which they desire to be registered.