Students seeking enrollment at Grace Baptist Bible College are required to submit specific application materials based upon their enrollment goals. There are two possible enrollment categories that apply to our learning programs:
• Degree seeking
• Non-degree seeking
These admission categories are based upon different criteria which are delineated below. Questions regarding which category best aligns with a specific student’s goals or circumstances can be addressed by contacting the Office of Admissions. Please see the college’s contact information on the first page.
Grace Baptist Bible College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at this college. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.
The pastoral ministry core, which includes homiletics and expository preaching courses, within the Bachelor of Biblical Studies is limited to qualified men because of the College’s biblical conviction on the qualifications of a pastor.
The minimum requirements for application consideration as a degree-seeking or non-degree student include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Applicants must give evidence in writing that they are born again believers who are maintaining a personal relationship with God and desire to grow in their knowledge and use of God's Word
• Applicants must successfully complete a homeschool, private, or public high school (or its equivalent) program prior to enrollment. Applicants may also submit a GED Score.
• Applicants must satisfactorily complete the application process, which includes the submission of his/her standardized test scores (ACT).
The Admissions Committee must find the completed application for admission satisfactory as evidenced by a strong correlation between the applicant’s submitted application materials and GBBC’s institutional mission and doctrinal statement.
Students in this category are intending to earn a degree from Grace Baptist Bible College and wish to study on campus. Degree-seeking students may be full-time or part-time students.
A non-degree seeking student is one who has been approved to take on-campus classes but is not working toward the completion of a degree. This could include individuals wishing to enrich their life or seeking to earn college credit for professional or personal development. Students in this enrollment category may take up to 18 credits.
Degree-seeking applicants must submit or complete the following prior to being considered for admission to Grace Baptist Bible College:
• A completed application for admission
• Written testimony of salvation which includes God’s call on his/her life and any Christian service that he or she may have participated in.
• $25 application processing fee
• Official transcripts from all schools and colleges attended (see transcript information below)
• Standardized test scores (ACT)
• References (pastoral, academic, & personal reference)
• Agreement with the GBBC doctrinal statement as attested to by signature on the completed application
• Personal Interview as needed
The application requirements are the same for both the degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students.
Applicants for the fall semester are encouraged to apply in the fall or winter prior to their anticipated enrollment. Those applying for the spring semester are encouraged to apply summer or fall prior to their anticipated enrollment. Detailed deadline information can be found in the schedule portion of the catalog.
During the admissions process, students who have attended private or public schools, and homeschool students who have utilized a coordinating third-party for high school curriculum, should request an official transcript to be sent to the Office of Admissions. An official transcript is a transcript that has been signed and sealed by the authorizing entity (school or college) and been unopened until it is delivered to GBBC’s office of admissions.
Official transcripts are not accepted until the student has completed his/her junior year of high school. After all high school work is complete, and prior to enrollment, GBBC must receive the student’s final, official high school transcripts containing the date of graduation and signature of the school administrator.
Homeschool students may submit a transcript of high school work that has been produced by the parents. It should list subjects studied, broken down into units and specific year that the student completed each course. It is preferred that each completed course have a grade assigned to it; however, if grade is not assigned, please use some means to indicate the level of mastery the student achieved in each course. Official homeschool transcripts must be hand-signed in ink by the parent, who is acting as the school administrator.
Grace Baptist Bible College needs to know what subjects an applicant has studied and to what extent that subject has been studied, so a thorough evaluation of the applicant can be administered.
Students who have earned college credit and seek enrollment at Grace Baptist Bible College must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended prior to being considered for admission. Evaluation of college transcripts for transfer credit proceeds after acceptance and according to policies listed in the Academic Information in the catalog.
Admissions Committee Review & Decisions
The Admissions Committee looks for students who are spiritually and academically a fit with Grace Baptist Bible College. They review the applicant’s life as a whole and several factors are considered in making their decision.
Once the Committee has reviewed the applicant’s materials, an appointment for a personal interview may be scheduled. Most interviews are conducted by phone. Notification of the Admissions Committee’s decision will be sent by personal letter. Upon review, students may be provisionally or fully accepted.
This status applies to students who qualify for admission, but are lacking in one or two areas within the admission process. When provisional acceptance is granted, it is only granted on the basis that the deficiencies will be corrected before the start of classes. Applicants accepted provisionally may proceed as though they were fully accepted, and may therefore confirm their intention to enroll and pre-register for classes. They must demonstrate ‘how’ they plan to fulfill the missing requirements and must provide documentation of satisfactory completion before they may begin classes.
Re-Admission of Former Students
GBBC recognizes that circumstances may at times necessitate a student missing a semester or longer. To maintain the high standards and integrity of the college the following readmission procedures are in effect. To be readmitted after a semester or longer absence, students must submit a simplified readmission application, $25.00 application fee, and an updated pastor’s reference. These will be reviewed by the admissions committee and the applicant will be advised as soon as possible.
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