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Admissions for Spring 2019 Term Is Open.

(See Academic Calendar for all admission and registration deadlines.)

Admissions Process

McDowell Bible College admissions acceptance process includes agreement with our doctrinal statement. The most important part of the application process is to ensure our students have accepted and want to serve our Lord Jesus Christ. First, your online application for admission will include a form text field you can share your Christian testimony. Second, the name of a church in which you are a member or regularly attend will be requested. Applications for ministerial programs or certificates will also require a form signed by one of your church pastors about your calling to ministry.

Once Admissions has received your application, all applicable transcripts from the appropriate schools and any necessary test results, the verification process will be completed as quickly as possible. We will evaluate your academic record, any required test results, church references and personal testimony to make the determination. You will be notified of the decision as soon as possible by email and mail. If you are accepted at McDowell Baptist College, you will receive a hard copy school catalog and other materials to help you get started towards academic success.

Application Process

• Apply online using the APPLY button on this page.

• Application forms not completed fully within 10 days of their start, will be automatically discarded. That means that any log in details will be also lost. So do not start an application unless you intend to finish all sections quickly. If you have problems, contact Admissions at this address for help.

• Once an application is started, you have 45 days to complete all admissions requirements for U.S. students and 90 days to complete requirements for overseas students. This includes having transcripts sent and in the MBC office and completing any needed tests. So order the transcripts for your school(s) sent to MBC as soon as possible. If requirements are not completed within 45/90 days, your admissions request till be denied.

• If you delay completing all admissions requirements past the admissions deadline for a term, but meet the deadlines above for completion of the admissions form and requirements, then your admissions request, if approved, will be approved for the next term. For example, if you completed your admissions requirements now, the approval would be for the Spring term, as the Fall term deadline for admissions has passed.

• The admissions fee is $50. You will not be billed until after accepted. If you are refused admission, then you pay nothing. Payment details will be sent in the initial email response from Admissions. The Admissions fee is non-waiverable as it covers administrative costs.

• Ministerial students (those applying for a diploma or certificate in Ministry) will be emailed a Pastor Reference Form in Word format. Fill it out and have your pastor sign it, then mail it to the school by postal mail.

• Have all of the required transcripts sent directly to McDowell Bible College from the appropriate schools.*

• Meet any additional requirements for testing by McDowell Bible College if required in the follow-up email from Admissions.*

• A passport quality .jpg photo (color, 2 x 2 in./51 x 51 mm, head and shoulders only with light background) must be emailed to Admissions once you are accepted and prior to registration for the integrity of the administrative and academic process.

Audit/Non-Credit Admissions

There are no admissions for the purpose of auditing classes. You can be admitted as free non-credit trial or church program status through the admissions form. However, you will be required to complete all admissions requirements, assignments, quizzes and exams, as these non-credit courses may be reverted to credit should you pass and decide to pay and obtain student status.

*Specific Admissions Requirements

Note: Space limited - because we are a TUITION FREE college, our minimum standards are adhered to and we may limit the number of students admitted at any point in time due to funding constraints and lack of donations, or we may begin charging tuition.

U. S. Freshmen

• You must score 22 on the ACT OR 1190 on the SAT OR make 70 on both the McDowell Bible College Mathematics Competency Examination and the McDowell Bible College English and Composition Literacy Examination.

• Must have a 'C' or 2.0 average on the 4.0 grade point scale for all courses taken in high school. Students with GED or from high schools with pass/fail or without standard grading will be required to score 70 on both the MBC MBC Mathematics Competency Examination.

U. S. Transfers/Readmissions

(Applies to students who have completed 12 hours of college or more with a 2.0 grade point average, otherwise use freshman requirements and send high school transcript as well.)

• Must have a grade point average of 2.0 out of 4.0 for all courses taken by all previous colleges according to the college transcript(s) sent by the school(s).1

• Students from non-accredited colleges will be evaluated on a case by case basis according to the quality of the school as represented by their own admissions standards, academic standards and reputation. Students from non-acredited schools will be required to make 70 on both the McDowell Bible College Mathematics Competency Examination and the McDowell Bible College English and Composition Literacy Examination.

• Courses graded below 2.0 out of 4.0 will not transfer or count towards the 12 semester hour minimum.

International Admissions

International Freshmen:

• Send a certified high school transcript with seal in both the original language and a certified copy translated to English. English translations may be verified as an additional admissions procedure. Documents in both languages are required.

• Must have a 'C' average or 2.0 on a 4.0 grade scale for all courses taken in high school at the time of admission according to the high school transcript sent by the school. Students from high schools with pass/fail or without standard grading will not be accepted.

• Make a TOEFL score of 70 iBT OR IELTS score of 6 OR you may take the MBC English and Composition Literacy test.

International Transfers/Readmissions:

(Applies to students who have completed 12 hours of college or more with a 2.0 grade point average, otherwise use freshman requirements and send high school transcript as well.)

• Send a certified college transcript from each school attended with seal in both the original language and a certified copy translated to English. English translations may be verified as an additional admissions procedure. Documents in both languages are required.

• Must have a grade point average of 2.0 out of 4.0 for all courses taken by all previous colleges according to the college transcript(s) sent by the school(s).1

• Students from non-accredited colleges will be evaluated on a case by case basis according to the quality of the school as represented by their own admissions standards, academic standards and reputation. Students from non-accredited schools will be required to take the McDowell Bible College (MBC) Mathematics Competency Examination and the McDowell Bible College English and Composition Literacy Examination.

• Make a TOEFL score of 70 iBT OR IELTS score of 6 OR you may take the MBC English and Composition Literacy test.

1No courses will transfer below 2.0 out of 4.0 grade points ('C'). Only courses directly related to program credits will transfer up to a maximum of 30 semester hours for the diploma and 12 semester hours accepted for certificate programs. Few if any credits will transfer for major courses or certificates, which are tailored courses that should be taken with MBC for the sake of quality.

Admissions Appeals

Because the requirements laid out above are the minimal for success in our programs, it is unlikely that an appeal of an admissions denial will be successful. However, you may send an appeal with your full name and reasons for appeal by email directly to Admissions@McDowellBibleCollege.com.

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