Applicants to certificate, diploma, and degree programs or as post-baccalaureate students shall complete the steps set forth on this page. International applicants should follow the procedure set forth under International Student Admissions. Individuals intending only to enroll in one or more single courses but not a certificate, diploma, or degree should follow the enrollment procedure set forth in Open Learning Program or the application procedure under Special Student Admissions
1. All applicants to certificate, diploma, and degree programs or as post-baccalaureate students must submit a completed online Application for Admission to the Admissions Office and pay the application fee required for a credential program.
2. Provide a recent photograph of yourself for your student profile and security identification procedures. Your photo must be:
- In color
- Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance
- Taken in front of a non-distracting background
- Taken in an unobstructed full-face view directly facing the camera with both eyes open (no hats accepted)
- Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis
- If you normally wear prescription glasses they should be worn for your photo (no sunglasses accepted)
- Submitted as a jpg file.
3. All applicants to diploma or degree programs or as post-baccalaureate students must have official transcripts from any regionally accredited colleges and universities previously attended mailed to the Admissions Office. Transcripts are not required for the certificate program.
4. All applicants to certificate, diploma, and degree programs or as post-baccalaureate students must submit an autobiography of about 3-5 pages in length. They may, however, use as much space as necessary. An applicant can file his or her autobiography by e-mail by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no autobiography requirement for high school students applying for the Early College (Dual Enrollment) Program.
5. All applicants to a certificate, diploma, or degree program or as post-baccalaureate student must have two recommendations from non-relatives, one from a church official and one general reference, sent to the Admissions Office. We suggest you provide these individuals an envelope addressed to the Admissions Office with postage prepaid. You may download the recommendation forms. See Pastoral Recommendation (Form 005) and General Recommendation (Form 004). There is no recommendation requirement for high school students applying for the Early College (Dual Enrollment) Program.
6. If seeking admission to a diploma or degree program have an official high school transcript or a copy of GED scores mailed to the Admissions Office. Admission to an online certificate program does not require a high school diploma or the equivalent. Current high school seniors should have their high school submit a transcript showing work through the first semester of the senior year. This transcript should be submitted as soon as possible after the semester has ended. A supplementary transcript must then be submitted upon high school graduation. A high school transcript is generally not required if an applicant has 12 earned college semester credit hours from a regionally accredited or DEAC (Distance Education Accrediting Commission) accredited college or university.