Admissions Process | IBCS


Discover how you can become a student at IBCS!

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We are thrilled that you are interested in attending IBCS! The admission process is easy. Simply follow the roadmap below to start your college training.

Road to College

Fill out the online application. It’s free and easy.

  • Include your personal testimony.
  • Ask your pastor, your employer or teacher, and a personal friend to provide references.

Provide documentation. Are you ready to come study at IBCS?

  • I’m an undergraduate student.
  • I’m a graduate student.
  • I’m an international student.

Get accepted! Your letter will come in the mail.

Get financial aid for your college journey.

  • Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Use the code 033473 to send the results to IBCS.
  • Submit your IBCS scholarship application to see what scholarships you may receive.
  • Find out more on our financial aid page.

Finally, enroll in classes!

What if I already attended IBCS?

If you have not graduated and have not taken classes for three semesters, please fill out a new application to resume your studies.

If you graduated from IBCS, you may audit classes for free! 

  • If you have a bachelor’s degree from IBCS, you may audit any undergraduate class at no cost.
  • If you have a graduate degree from IBCS, you may audit any graduate or undergraduate class at no cost.

Click here to apply to audit a class! If you want to take a class for credit, you must pay the normal tuition and fees and fulfill all the regular requirements of the class.

What if I am homeschooled?

IBCS supports the rights of parents to educate their children at home and will admit a homeschooled student based on an official transcript produced by a parent or homeschool agency. An official transcript includes courses taken, grades earned, a grade point average for each year, a cumulative grade point average, and a date of graduation, and an official signature validating the transcript. You may request a blank transcript form from IBCS and apply like any other student.

The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children and to protect family freedoms.

What does IBCS expect?

Because IBCS is committed to training men and women for ministry in gospel-preaching churches, our application asks for a testimony of your personal relationship with the Savior, Jesus Christ. We also expect you to demonstrate Christian character, a teachable spirit, and a sincere desire to know the will of God. Because we want to help you in your Christian walk, our policies and standards stem from the desire to grow you in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

By submitting an application, you agree to abide by the rules and standards of conduct of IBCS. Because we promote Christlikeness among our student body, we consider your Christian faith, moral character, and personal integrity as we evaluate your application. Click here to read our Lifestyle Commitment. Our hope is that you will grow exponentially in your love for and service to our Lord during your time at IBCS.

Click here to read our non-discrimination policy.

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