If you are reading this, you should have completed these items:


  1. Registered an account with SunsetOnline.org
  2. Completed your user profile with current information
  3. **Important Step**  Completed the "Online Biblical Studies Admission Application" section (all students must complete this form to be approved for the degree program)
  4. Received approval for the degree program (located at the bottom of your profile)  **If this box is not checked, email onlinestudies@sibi.cc to let us know as soon as possible.** 
  5. Reference the Frequently Asked Questions as needed


Now, you are ready to enroll in a course or multiple courses.


**When you begin enrolling in courses, enrolling and completing just one course is highly recommended.  Once you understand the layout and workings of the coursework, we recommend that you only enroll in three active courses at a time.

How do I enroll and gain access to a course?

Each course has a brief description and the option to pay the enrollment fee using a PayPal account OR a credit/debit card through PayPal (as the facilitating program).  *Note - You do not have to have a PayPal account to pay through the credit/debit option in PayPal.  Once the course has been paid for, the course will open, and you will see all the material.  Take your time and become familiar with the layout, the credit requirements, and the assignments.  This layout is generally uniform throughout every course in the program.

In what order should I complete courses?

The coursework builds your foundation in a "crawl, walk, run" approach.  For this reason, starting with freshmen courses would be the optimal approach.  If, for example, you see a course that may be more topical and you want to take it out of order, do so at your judgment.  Courses such as Biblical Interpretation, Homiletics 1, Spiritual Living for Ministers, and Biblical Theology of Missions all have the potential to be taken out of order.  But in most cases, following the courses through each student level is recommended.

The order of courses can be found by navigating at the top of the page to "Bachelor's / Credit Courses," and if you "Expand all" on that page, you will see the order.  Here is the link for that page: https://www.sunsetonline.org/course/index.php?categoryid=34

What are the assignments, and how do I complete them?

  • Memory Work - Quote the passages by memory to a spouse, mentor, friend, etc., and then submit the memory checker's information as instructed on the submission.
  • Evaluation Papers and Research Papers
  • Exams - Each audio lesson coincides with the PDF study guide.  After each lesson in the study guide.  Although these are not turned in for credit, answering them accurately will prepare you for the exams.  Please see Expectations: Exams - How to study for and take them.
  • Readings - After completing the reading, you indicate this in the submission portion of the assignment.
  • Retakes - An exam retake option happens when you score under 70%.  You may retake the lowest failed exam. Regardless of your retake score, the highest grade will be 70%. No retake is available if your total course grade is 70% or greater with a failed exam. **This is why studying for the exams is vital before attempting them.
  • Other - There are a few "other" types of assignments that you will see.  The instructions are clearly defined, and you will know how assignment submissions work by then.

When do my assignments get graded, and when can I enroll in another course?

Many online students are in the degree program at Sunset International Bible Institute.  The turnaround time for assignments is less than two weeks but may fluctuate due to the availability of staff assisting with this.  If you need to email us at any time to check on assignments, do not hesitate to do so.  You can enroll in your next course once you recognize that all your assignments have been turned in and you have taken the final exam. 

Worst case, if you fail the final exam, you will still have to retake the attempt to complete the course.  Upon completing the course, you will receive an email informing you of your final grade, which is being entered into your academic records toward your bachelor's degree.

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