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Helping your student choose the right college takes time and careful study. At Lancaster Bible College, our goal is to provide the academic and spiritual preparation your student needs for their career as a servant leader for Christ. We empower them to use their unique gifts and talents to fulfill their calling – God’s plan for them.

The foundation for our academic program is the Bible. A biblical worldview frames the entire LBC experience. Throughout our programs and ministries, the Word of God teaches us how to live, engage with each other, and serve his name. Informally, all around campus, students and faculty meet regularly to further apply a biblical worldview and its impact on their individual careers and lives and the lives of others.

Simply stated, we train your student’s head, heart, and hands for a career serving God and the world.

Ultimately, you want to have confidence that your student is fulfilling their calling at the right institution. You also want to trust that they’re safe and spending time in the company of Christian believers.

Our LBC's Counseling and Career Center has prepared a Parents' Guide to help you as a parent to prepare to send your student to college. View here.

Academics

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Academic Calendar (Undergraduate)

Student Life

Read about student life on LBC’s campus where Christian community and fellowship come together.


Resources for Parents of Current Students

  • Parent E-Newsletter - Each week Josh Beers, Sr. Vice President of Student Experience, communicates with parents to keep them informed of campus news, events, and useful tips by sending out an email newsletter. To receive this newsletter, contact his office at 717.560.8246 or jharrison@lbc.edu to provide your email address.
  • Is your student ready to graduate from LBC this semester or academic year? Find out all the information graduates and their parents might want to know concerning the ceremony and the events that surround it. Learn more.
  • Billing & Payment Information
  • Find out what is happening at LBC

Treat your student to LBC Charger Bucks

What are Charger Bucks and how are they purchased? Charger Bucks are simply money that has been added to a student's LBC ID card for use at campus eateries like the Charger Café, Hollee's Cafe, Bennee's Bistro, Charlie's Creamery, and the Dining Hall. Charger Bucks can be used by any student, staff or faculty member that has an LBC ID card.

Anyone can purchase them - students, staff, faculty, parents, friends, grandparents, aunts, uncles and siblings. When purchasing Charger Bucks, please keep in mind:

  • Charger Bucks will be available for use on your LBC ID Card within 1 business day of confirmation of a successful transaction. (Bucks purchased on a Friday may not be available until the following Monday.)
  • Charger Bucks are not refundable.
  • Charger Bucks do roll over into future semesters.
  • There is a minimum purchase of $20.

How Can I Purchase Charger Bucks?

  • By Cash or Check - Visit the Solution Center on our Lancaster campus in Upper Esbenshade during regular office hours (M-F, 8 am-4 pm).
  • By Credit Card Online - Click to purchase bucks

FAQs by Parents

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Do professors sign a statement of faith to teach at the college?

Yes. Faculty and staff are asked to affirm the college's Statement of Faith.

How do I know my child is taking the classes needed for graduation?

Each student is assigned an academic advisor with whom they are required to meet before registering for classes each semester. While the advisor is a resource, it is the student's responsibility to make sure they are getting the classes they need. If you have further questions, please contact the Registrar's Office at 717.569.7071.

How do AP and outside credits transfer?

Go to Undergraduate Admissions for a detailed explanation of AP credit and outside course transfer requirements. All credit transfers are approved by the Registrar's Office.

Who is in charge of making my child's class schedule?

Each undergraduate student is given a curriculum sheet to guide their course selection throughout their four years. An academic hold is placed on a student's class registration and is lifted once the student's class selection is approved by the advisor each semester. Ultimately, it is the student's responsibility to ensure they are meeting graduation requirements.

Where can I find a listing of all the courses offered at LBC?

What kind of job can my child get with a Bible college degree?

LBC equips Christian men and women with the biblical foundation for ministry whether it is in a church, a business, a school, or any other area. Many students choose to work at a faith-based institution, but the general education requirements ensure that students are prepared for any type of job. A student's academic advisor can provide more information about specific job opportunities relevant to the student's major.

When can my child register for classes?

New students can pre-register for fall classes during the summer. Current students, in good standing, are registered at the end of each semester for the following semester's classes.

How does LBC ensure the safety of my child?

We understand that having your student living in a dorm or an apartment is not the same as having them in their own bed at home. LBC takes active protective measures to ensure the safety of all our students. For example, curfew is set for 1 AM each night. Dorms are secured by a fob system which locks automatically at curfew, so no one can enter the building until 6 am.

We also have our Public Safety force on call 24/7. They can be reached at 717.560.8247.

Are there special accommodations made for students with learning disabilities or physical handicaps?

Classrooms, common areas, and some dormitories are handicapped-accessible, and accommodations are made for students with disabilities. Please contact the Disability Services Office at 717.569.7071 ext. 5383 with any specific questions or concerns.

Can my child change his or her major?

Yes. They must submit a change of program form to the Registrar's Office, signed by both their old and new academic advisors. They should talk to their academic advisor about how the change may or may not affect projected time to graduation, as well as any additional course requirements.

Who should my child talk to if they have a concern about their academic standing?

Contact the Registrar's Office at 717.569.7071.

Do I have access to my child's grades?

Under FERPA laws, LBC cannot release a student's grades to any outside party without written consent from the student. If you would like to access your child's grades, please talk to them and have them sign a release form through the Registrar's Office.

When are midterm and final grades available?

Midterm grades are only given to first-year students. Final grades are typically available two weeks after the semester has ended.

What is the average class size?

20 to 25 students

Who handles enrollment verification or proof of registration?

Please contact the Solution Center at 717.560.8248. They also handle transcript requests needed for verification.

Questions not covered here may be found in the Undergraduate Admissions FAQs.

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Lancaster Bible College|Capital Seminary & Graduate School is an equal opportunity institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification), ancestry, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, admission to and enrollment with the College.