ADMISSIONS & POLICY
Admissions & Policy
Admission to GNSBC goes beyond the applicant’s academic record. It encompasses Bible knowledge, Christian experience and spiritual growth, faithfulness to Christian ministry, moral character, experience and academic achievement. Such people are characterized by having compassion for individuals, sensitivity for community needs, a burden for Christ’s work on earth, acceptance of correction, a desire for moral growth, personal integrity and, above all, a deep trust in Jesus Christ as the foundation for life and ministry.
As a Christian Seminary/College, it is GNSBC policy that all students be part of a local fellowship where they have spiritual accountability and they are both serving the local body and learning the Word of God.
GNSBC admits a student regardless of race, color, and national or ethnic origin, and grants all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to all other students at GNSBC. Furthermore, GNSBC does not discriminate based on race, color, national/ethnic origin, or physical disabilities in the administration of its educational and other policies, admissions, disciplinary actions, scholarship and other school administered programs.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
An applicant desiring to enroll in the Theology degree program must complete and submit an Application for Admission to the seminary/College. Upon submission, the application should include the following:
- Two passport-size current photos for their academic file.
- Copy of a high school diploma or equivalent.
- College transcripts: If you expect to transfer credits from other institutions of higher education, request a complete, official transcript from each institution and have them sent directly to our campus in California at the following address: Good News Seminary and Bible College, P.O. Box 130 Modesto, California 95353
- Life Experience Resume: This is a formal, professional resume detailing all positions held and training received which the student believes is pertinent to the degree program he/she is applying for.
- Application fee of $150.00 for all applicants. Application fees are non-refundable.
THE EVALUATION PROCESS
The student application is reviewed by the School Administrator and then forwarded to the Dean of students for evaluation. Transferable credits through evaluation may be applicable. A Promissory Note Financial Agreement is then sent to the applicant showing the total cost for the program.
Upon receipt of the applicant’s signed financial agreement and initial tuition payment, an official enrollment letter is sent, along with a Course of Study prepared by the Dean of Students. With the evaluation process completed, the new student will receive a notice of scheduled courses for their degree program.
Credit by Evaluation of Life Experience Resume
After evaluation of the candidate’s application and “Life Experience Resume” by the Dean of Admissions, advanced standing credit may be granted. A letter of certification may be requested. The following factors will be taken into consideration:
Previous courses completed in the field of study.
Past experience in the field of study.
Church-sponsored Bible studies or teacher training.
Significant life events that have a relation to self-education.
Any formal training past the secondary-school level.
Change of Major/Update of Application
In the event that a student wishes to change his/her major or update his/her application after the enrollment process has been completed, the student must do the following:
The student must submit a formal letter to the Seminary/College requesting a change of major or update of his/her current application.
The student must submit an updated application to the Seminary/College (change of major only).
The student will be assessed a non-refundable re-evaluation fee of $100.00.