Although it is recognized that all persons may benefit from our programs, where international students are concerned it is the goal of the school to teach and train key personnel who can return to their native country for effective ministries in evangelism, church planting, pastoring, teaching and training others.
Additional Admission Requirements for International Students
- As a general rule all international students are required to prove themselves by successfully completing one of our correspondence courses or its equivalent before being accepted into a residential course.
- In keeping with our policy, we require that international students certify that upon completion of their course they will return to their native country for indigenous work.
- Students must provide guarantees that they have adequate financial arrangements for the duration of their study program and their air fare home. They should check to make sure they have permission to bring money out of their country and also check with their local banks concerning the rates of exchange.
English Language Requirements
- Students Whose Native Language is Not English – Before being considered for admission, prospective students whose native language is not English must give evidence of working competency in English. The normal proof is submission of a test score of at least 550 (Paper-Based); 213 (Computer-Based); 79-95 (IBT); or 6.5-7 (IELTS). The “Test of English as a Foreign Language” (TOEFL is available from Education Testing Service, Box 6151, Princeton, New Jersey, 08541 USA) or the equivalent. Students not meeting this requirement will be considered on an individual basis. The Seminary’s TOEFL code number is 0518.
- Those students who are accepted will be assessed upon arrival to determine whether they should be required to take the ESL prerequisite courses. Students may be required to attend classes in English in subsequent years if deemed necessary.
- All Other Students – A Diagnostic English Test must be completed before school begins. Those who do not pass this test will be required to take the non-academic credit course in English grammar.
Credit from Other Schools
In all courses due credit will be given for work done of a comparable nature in other schools where a grade of C or above has been achieved, the equivalent to be decided by a faculty committee.