Extension Centers

We make the in-class experience accessible with over twenty extension centers in the southeastern United States.

Where do I apply?

What Courses Currently Are Offered?

How Much Do Online Courses Cost?

Undergraduate: $230 per credit hour, $85 Internet Program Fee per credit hour, $30 registration fee per course. Total cost for 3 credit hour course is $975.

Graduate: $225 per credit hour, $85 Internet Program Fee per credit hour, $30 registration fee per course. Total cost for 3 credit hour course $960.

How Do I Register for Online Courses?

Are the Online Courses Accredited?

Yes. All NOBTS courses are accredited.

I registered for an online course but cannot access the course on Blackboard.

You must bring your account balance to zero before the Information Technology Center will grant you access to your Blackboard course. If you discover you cannot access your class in Blackboard, contact the Business Office immediately at (504) 282-4455, ext 3210.

Are the Courses Transferable to Other Institutions?

Yes (as long as it fits into their degree program and other requirements). To be sure, please check (before you enroll for the Internet class) with the institution to which you want to transfer the credit.

WHAT DO I NEED TO TAKE AN ONLINE CLASS?

  • Access to a laptop or desktop web browser with broadband internet.
  • A word processor. To secure the free Microsoft Office 365 Student, submit the following registration form. A Self-serve User name and NOBTS Student ID is required.
  • Contact Student Enlistment

  • Phone

    1.855.662.8701

  • Email

    enlistment@nobts.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

The tuition for extension center classes follows the tuition rate for NOBTS currently $225 per hour plus an additional $15 per hour off-campus program fee.
No. You can complete your degree from a distance, and we probably have an extension center relatively close to where you live.
Those wishing to attend an extension center of NOBTS must apply through the main campus in New Orleans and indicate which campus they wish to attend. All application and other necessary paperwork must be submitted to the main campus (mailing address is 3939 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70126). The majority of the application can be completed online by visiting www.nobts.edu and in the top right toolbar click Apply. A prospective student may contact their local extension center directly for more information on that center.
Much of the application can be filled out in a short period of time. Parts of the application, however, require you to obtain information from other sources. For example, you will need reference letters from friends and church leaders. Transcripts will also be required. In other words, you need to allow plenty of time for other people to get their information to the main campus. We recommend starting a couple of months before you plan to attend classes, but the application can be completed in a short time if you chase down all the information.
NOBTS Graduate Students - You must request from each school you have attended an official transcript to be sent to the NOBTS Registrar's Office on the Main Campus (3939 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70126). You must also send $25 transcript evaluation fee to the Registrar Office with the transcript evaluation form. The fee is $25, one-time fee regardless of how many schools you have attended.

Leavell College Undergraduate Students - You must request from each school you have attended an official transcript to be sent to the Leavell College Office (3939 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70126). You must also send $25 transcript evaluation fee to the Leavell College Office with the transcript evaluation form (contact Leavell College directly for the form). The fee is $25, one-time fee regardless of how many schools you have attended.
The answer to this question depends on what degree you are seeking and how many classes you hope to take each semester. In order to graduate with the Master of Divinity in three years, students will need to supplement their extension center course work with mentoring, online, or workshop courses. Students can finish in the same amount of time, but they will need to take classes in ways other than just the extension courses.
The classes often meet on Mondays, but each center has a different schedule, so please check the website for the particular center you are interested in attending.
All the professors at the extensions are qualified in the area in which they are teaching. The course work is the same as what is taught on the New Orleans campus. Some classes will be taught with Bluejeans technology which utilizes the internet to offer real-time interaction between the New Orleans professor and extension students. Many classes will be taught by local adjuncts who are ministering in the extension center area.
Students who are admitted into Leavell College or NOBTS are free to take classes in any format in which they are offered. Most students will take some classes at the extension, others through the mentoring format, and some online. You are free to move back and forth between the delivery options to find what meets your particular needs.
Many people would be glad to help. The local director listed on the center websites is a local person you can talk to if you have questions. The regional dean for each state is listed below, and they would be a good person to start with if you have questions.

Dr. Peter Kendrick - GA/AL Regional Dean - pkendrick@nobts.edu

Dr. Jody Dean - LA/MS Regional Dean - jdean@nobts.edu

Dr. Delio Delrio - North/Central Florida Regional Dean - ddelrio@nobts.edu

Dr. David Lema - South Florida Regional Dean - dlema@nobts.edu

How to become an extension center student

1. Review Degree Options
From undergrad to doctorate, from social work to theology, find your place here.
2. Complete an Application
Answering God's call is a lifelong commitment. Let's talk more to see how NOBTS can help you.
3. Enjoy the Journey
NOBTS will engage your mind, kindle your heart, and shape your character.

Value Meets Affordability

  • Tuition

    Tuition at NOBTS is signifantly lower than the national average. Download our tuition and fees HERE.

  • FINANCIAL AID

    The Financial Aid Office offers a number of scholarships for full-time and part-time students at all levels of education.

  • Caskey Center for Church Excellence

    The Caskey Center provides full tuition scholarships for Baptist bivocational/ small church ministers from selected states. These scholarships apply to certificate, undergraduate, or master's students in any NOBTS delivery system.

  • Baptist College Partnership Program

    Through the BCPP, those with undergraduate hours in religion may be eligible for a head start on graduate studies. Students can test out or take seminars for up to 37 hours of master's level credit, while paying a greatly reduced cost for these courses.

  • Monthly Payment Plans

    Instead of paying for seminary up front each semester, NOBTS offers a monthly payment plan that divides tuition into more manageable installments.

  • Student Housing

    NOBTS has affordable campus housing options for single students, married couples, and families with rates that are typically half the cost of living in the city.