Getting Accepted at a Bible School or Bible College: The Basics
Be sure to consider all application details, all deadlines, and so on, as you plan for Bible School. Your first consideration should be your desire to attend: it must be strong and clear.
First of all, you need to want to attend a Bible School or College, and you need to want to learn and grow in your understanding of, and relationship to, Christ. Schools also require a minimum age of 17 on admission day, and completion of high school.
Often there is no specific deadline date for applying. Many spots are available for both males and females; Once these are filled, a waiting list is set up. Acceptance for the next autumn takeually starts in November or December. To have a maximum chance of enrolment, make sure that your completed application is received as soon as possible. Starting in June, the enrolment begins to solidify, and students are often moved from the waiting list to full acceptance status at that time.
If you are attending a Bible School in another country, make sure you have the facts straightforward on obtaining visas, travel requirements, and your arrival and departure details.
What are Typical Students Like?
Bible School students vary in ages, and the ages change every year. Most are recently finished high school, and about half are ages 17 to 19. Many, though are in their 20's, and some are in their 30's, 40's … even some in their 70's! Every year is unique, in that there is great variety in age, culture, background, and so on.
Home schooled? You need to check with the particular school, but many do accept home schooled students. Usually, the only requirement is that they are a specific age … in Canada this is often a minimum of 17 years at the beginning of September. Those aged 16 and under have experienced difficulties in adjusting to the community and campus.
Financing, budgeting, and expenditures for Bible School or College
Budgeting and financing are very important aspects of planning for any post-secondary education, and you need to consider tuition costs, other typical expenses such as medical expenses, expenses for toilets, etc. while you are a student.
Bible School expenses need to be planned. For maximum comfort and peace of mind, it is important that you carefully consider many aspects of finance … you want, after all, to have financial peace of mind during your studies.
The September to May costs for Canadian Bible Schools typically run about $ 10,000 to 12,000 CAD. Some of this amount may be considered as a charitable donation for tax purposes – check with your accountant or tax advisor. This donation status applies to anyone who contributions to the student's tuition.
Schools suggest a budget for spending money at $ 200 to $ 300 per month. This covers personal items such as laundry, toiletries, personal entertainment, breaks, transportation, and so on.
Schools often run 2 …