Preparing for college is both an exciting and an intimidating time for both parents and students. With so many choices, options, and unknowns in your journey of faith, we want to make your choice as simple and understandeable as possible. That's why we've broken down our admissions process into three simple steps.
Start your journey of faith by filling out an application! You'll need to be ready to provide personal and family information, education history, and references. An application fee is required to process your application (debit or credit accepted).
As soon as you've submitted your application, you are well on your way to acceptance! Next, you will want to begin the process of sending your high school transcripts and ACT scores before you can move on the last step.
Once we have received and reviewed all of your information, we will schedule an interview with you and your parents with the Admissions Committee. A final admissions determination will not be made until the interview process is complete.
After the application process has been completed and the Admissions Committee reaches a final determination, you will be notified of their decision by letter. You will also receive several important forms to fill out and return now that you are officially a BCM student. Look for this in the mail within approximately five business days. Start packing your bags!
High school transcripts should be requested by the applicant from all high schools attended. If the applicant has not yet graduated, he should request that the high school send a transcript of the course work completed up to the current semester. Students who have completed one or more college courses should have official transcripts sent directly to Baptist College of Ministry from the Registrar’s Office of each college, university, or other school attended since high school. Students wanting to have credits transferred from another institution should submit a paper at least 4 pages long that they have already submitted for a college class for the academic office to evaluate. Prospective transfer students must still have official high school transcripts sent to Baptist College of Ministry as well.
Graduates of Baptist College of Ministry applying for a seminary degree need only obtain transcripts for any college work completed since their graduation.
American College Testing (ACT) Assessment scores are required for admission for all students matriculating in a college-level program for the first time, as well as for transfer students who have not completed at least fifteen semester hours of in-residence college work. Prospective students may obtain information about registering for this test from their high school principal or counselor or by writing to P.O. Box 414, Iowa City, Iowa 52243. It is recommended that applicants be tested in the fall of their senior year in high school. The ACT college code for Baptist College of Ministry is 4562. Applicants who have already taken the ACT Assessment may have their scores sent to Baptist College of Ministry by submitting to the American College Testing Service a request for Additional Score Report (ASR).