IBOLT, as a program at Vanguard College, is fully accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). The Government of Alberta has granted the College the privilege of granting degrees in divinity. As an accredited ABHE College you can transfer all relevenat courses to and from another ABHE accredited college. The government's regulation permit IBOLT students to access student loans.
Nearly all credible Bible colleges and universities in North America seek accreditation from the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). This sought-after accreditation ensures that programs and courses meet the stringent guidelines set by ABHE. ABHE has to be satisfied that our courses, programs and instructors meet or exceed the quality of other members of ABHE. All relevant courses completed through IBOLT are fully transferable to other ABHE schools.
IBOLT as a program at Vanguard College is part of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada and our degree and diploma graduates earn ministerial credentials after completing their programs. In addition other denominations recognize almost all of our courses and may require their ministers to take just a few additional denomination-related courses.
Transfer of Credits
Related courses from accredited Bible colleges and secular colleges and universities may qualify for transfer credits. In addition credits may be awarded for related life and ministry experiences.
Upon completion, students have the opportunity to study with any ATS or ABHE Graduate School or Seminary.
Students may contact the Registrar to inquire.
Vanguard College has several scholarships and awards which IBOLT students can access. In addition all our diploma and degree programs qualify for student financing. IBOLT students applying for the first time that enrol in full time studies are eligible for Entering Student Scholarships. Returning students will be notified by the IBOLT director if they qualify for a Returning Student Scholarship.
For information on Entering Student Scholarships click this link: 2017-18 Scholarships & Bursaries
Reasonable Tuition Rates
IBOLT courses have some of the lowest tuition rates in Canada. Additional fees are nominal making student learning through IBOLT reasonable and affordable.
High Successful Completions
As an online program IBOLT enjoys some of the highest successful completion rates in the distance learning field. On average, 91.2% of all courses were completed successfully.
Caring and Compassionate Instructors
IBOLT has a team of instructors who are well qualified in their areas with several of them currently serving in pastoral roles. This blend of academics and practice help ensure our instructors know the learning environments of their students and thus interact with them in a caring and compassionate manner.