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

Admissions Process

The McDowell Bible College admissions acceptance process includes acceptance of 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. 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, then make a determination. You will be notified of the decision as soon as possible to the email address you provide. If you are accepted at McDowell Baptist College, you should then download the school catalog and consult with the academic advisor to help you get started towards academic success. We had the following special admissions programs available:

Probationary Admissions - If close to deadline and you are unable to get your transcripts into our office, you may be admitted probationally with student or unofficial copies sent by email. You will be required to have your school(s) send the official copies directly by email from the school email address or by postal mail from the school before probation can be removed and you can have access to transcripts, grades and further course registration in the next term.

Veterans Admissions - U. S. active duty military, reserves or national guard with a valid ID card or veterans with a valid DD Form 214 for an honorable discharge may present that document in lieu of a high school degree or entrance examination. This is our special U. S. Military and Veteran's Admissions Program (USMVAP).

Advanced Placement for Disadvantaged Students Program (APDSP) - For those who did not complete high school, you may take the MBC entrance examination and if you pass that exam indicating a minimal secondary education, you may enter an Advanced Placement for Disadvantaged Students Program where you can earn a dual high school diploma and apply those credits towards your college as well.

Contact Admissions if you have questions about these alternative admissions programs. Otherwise, follow the guidelines below for the normal admissions process.

Application Process

• Apply online using the APPLY button on the MBC website. This button does not appear for those who have already applied.
• Application forms not completed fully within a reasonable time 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 within a day or so. If you have problems, contact Admissions for help (see contact us).
• Once an application is completed, you have until the admissions deadline for the next available term or the term you wish to start to complete all requirements or information requested by Admissions. This includes having transcripts sent and in the MBC office, completing any needed tests, emailing a copy of your photo ID and personal photo. So order the transcripts for your school(s) sent to MBC as soon as possible.
• Their is no admissions application fee, but we ask that those students who can afford it, send us a donation to help out. Thanks.
• Ministerial students (those applying for a certificate, diploma or Masters in Ministry) will be emailed a Pastor Reference Form in Word format. Fill it out and have your pastor sign it, then have the staff mail it to the school by postal mail. Active pastors can have someone on staff sign and verify your position and send it in. This is to show us that you are serious about your call to pastoral ministry.
• Have all of the required transcripts sent directly to McDowell Bible College from the appropriate schools to our mailing address or directly from their email to our email address.
• Send a copy of you photo ID page of a passport or other state or government issued ID (.jpg or .pdf). It must be emailed to Admissions once your application is accepted, but prior to final approval for the integrity of the administrative and academic process.
• A good quality .jpg photo (preferably color, 2 x 2 in./51 x 51 mm, head and shoulders with a light background but we can work with what you have). It must be emailed to Admissions once your admissions is accepted but pior to approval for the integrity of the administrative and academic process.
• Meet any additional requirements and provide any further information required by McDowell Bible College Admissions in the follow-up email.

Audit/Non-Credit Admission

There is no admission for the purpose of auditing classes. All students are required to take exams or quizzes and submit class assignments.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

U. S. Freshmen

• You must score 22 on the ACT OR 1190 on the SAT OR make 70 on the McDowell Bible College Entrance Examination.

• Must have a 'C' or 2.0 average on the 4.0 grade point scale for all courses taken in high school. Students lower than C average or from high schools with pass/fail or with questionable standards will be required to score 70 on the McDowell Bible College Entrance 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 the McDowell Bible College Entrance Examination.

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

International Freshmen:

• For students from non-English speaking countries, 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. Certified documents in both languages are required. Otherwise, just send a certified copy of the English transcript indicating high school degree from English speaking countries.

• 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 with lower than C average or from high schools with pass/fail or with questionable standards will be required to score 70 on the McDowell Bible College (MBC) Entrance Examination.

• Make a TOEFL score of 70 iBT OR IELTS score of 6 OR score 70 on the MBC Entrance Examination.

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 make 70 on the McDowell Bible College Entrance Examination.

• If you did not attend an English speaking college, you need to make a TOEFL score of 70 iBT OR IELTS score of 6 OR make 70 on the MBC entrance examination.

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 2- and 4- year diplomas, up to 12 semester hours accepted for certificate and seminary graduate programs. Some secular credits will not transfer for diplomas or certificates, because courses are tailored with a religious theme that should be taken with MBC for the sake of quality and intent.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

• Send a certified college transcript from each college or university attended including at least one indicating the completion of a four-year degree program of any major from an acceptable college or university (please, no degree mills). International students should ensure that it has a 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 for international students.

• You must have a grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0 for all courses taken by all previous colleges according to the college transcript(s) sent by the school(s). Students may enter the graduate school with a 2.5 out of 4.0 probationally as long as they maintain a 3.0 average in all courses. After two terms of maintaining 3.0 grade point average, the student may be removed from probationary status. Any student who fails to maintain a 3.0 average after any term will be put on probation. After two terms with an average lower than 2.5, a student may be suspended or academically removed from the program.

• 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.

• All students with less than a 3.0 grade point average or International students and students from non-accredited schools will be required to make 70 on the McDowell Bible College Entrance Examination. Failure of the examination will result in a requirement to take ENG5001 Academic Writing and Research in your first term.

• We allow up to 4 courses (12 semester hours) to transfer to any graduate program if those courses have a score of B (or 3.0 grade points). Those courses must be directly related to the courses in the degree requirements and must have grades of a B or 3.0 grade points or higher.

Admissions Appeals

Because the requirements laid out above are the minimal for success in our programs, an appeal of an admissions denial may be sent by email directly to [email protected], but overturning a decision requires really special circumstances or evidence of an administrative error.

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