Admissions Requirements

  1. Completed Application for Admission to Emmaus Campus Programs (online at www.emmaus.edu/apply).
  2. Completed Reference Form (available online at www.emmaus.edu/reference / printable copy also available).
  3. Salvation:  The prospective student must give evidence of knowing the Lord Jesus Christ as his or her personal Savior.  Space is provided on the application form for the applicant’s testimony.
  4. Compatibility:  Living within a college community requires a desire for harmonious living and an ability to cooperate. Like any community, certain guidelines are necessary.  The Student Handbook contains information on the student’s relationship to social activities, general conduct, and the college family. A teachable spirit, a healthy attitude, and reasonable compatibility are expected of every student.
  5. Academic Requirements:
    1. Graduation from a public or private high school, home-school program, or completion of a GED (General Equivalency Diploma or HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) Program is required.  An official transcript showing courses taken, grades received, and the student’s graduation date must be submitted prior to enrollment. Students who have not maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher during high school may be admitted on Academic Assistance.
    2. Dual Enrolled Students:  Official transcripts form each post-secondary institution attended while in high school must be sent directly to the College. 
    3. Transfer Students:  Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended must be sent directly to the College. If a transfer student does not have an incoming cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0, the student may be admitted on Academic Assistance.  Prior coursework with a grade of C or above will be evaluated for credit.
    4. Students without a high school diploma or equivalent may be admitted based on evidence of college readiness such as demonstrated success in high school documented on the high school transcript (generally 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher for work completed), standardized test scores, or other evidence. Such students may not have access to federal aid and should contact the Director of Financial Aid for more information.
  6. College Entrance Tests:  Prior to admission, all applicants must take either the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and have their scores submitted to Emmaus. (The Emmaus ACT code is 1371 and the SAT code is 1215.) Students receiving an ACT score under 18 or an SAT score under 880 (Math and Critical Reading) may be admitted on academic assistance. Exemption of the ACT or SAT may be granted to some transfer students or to those who have been out of high school for two or more years.
  7. Physical Requirements:  A physical examination is not required as part of the acceptance process but is required prior to enrollment. The medical form provides information in the event of a medical emergency and indicates conditions that may require further attention. Completed Reference Form
  8. Foreign Students: 
    1. Students from foreign countries must demonstrate that they have sufficient financial resources to study at Emmaus Bible College. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will not issue a student visa to those without sufficient funds.
    2. Foreign students from non-English speaking countries must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). A score of 525 on the paper-based exam, or 70 on the Internet-based exam is required. For more information, visit TOEFL.org or write to: TOEFL Educational Testing Service Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A. 08540

Note:  A minimum of 50% of the total credit hours needed for a degree program must be completed through Emmaus Bible College to receive a degree from Emmaus Bible College.

  1. Completed Application for Admission to Emmaus Campus Programs (online at www.emmaus.edu/apply).
  2. Completed Reference Form (available online at www.emmaus.edu/reference / printable copy also available).
  3. Salvation:  The prospective student must give evidence of knowing the Lord Jesus Christ as his or her personal Savior.  Space is provided on the application form for the applicant’s testimony.
  4. Compatibility:  Living within a college community requires a desire for harmonious living and an ability to cooperate. Like any community, certain guidelines are necessary. The Student Handbook contains information on the student’s relationship to social activities, general conduct, and the college family. A teachable spirit, a healthy attitude, and reasonable compatibility are expected of every student.
  5. Academic Requirements:
    1. Baccalaureate Degree Required:  Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended must be sent directly to the College.  Baccalaureate degree earned must be noted on the appropriate college transcript.  Prior coursework with a grade of C or above will be evaluated for credit if applicable.
  6. Physical Requirements:  A physical examination is not required as part of the acceptance process but is required prior to enrollment. The medical form provides information in the event of a medical emergency and indicates conditions that may require further attention. Completed Reference Form
  7. Foreign Students: 
    1. Students from foreign countries must demonstrate that they have sufficient financial resources to study at Emmaus Bible College. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will not issue a student visa to those without sufficient funds.
    2. Foreign students from non-English speaking countries must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). A score of 525 on the paper-based exam, or 70 on the Internet-based exam is required. For more information, visit TOEFL.org or write to: TOEFL Educational Testing Service Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A. 08540

Note:  A minimum of 50% of the total credit hours needed for a degree program must be completed through Emmaus Bible College to receive a degree from Emmaus Bible College.

  1. Completed Application for Admission to Emmaus Distance Learning (online at www.emmaus.edu/apply).
  2. Completed Reference Form (available online at www.emmaus.edu/reference / printable copy also available).
  3. Salvation:  The prospective student must give evidence of knowing the Lord Jesus Christ as his or her personal Savior.  Space is provided on the application form for the applicant’s testimony.
  4. Academic Requirements:
    1. Graduation from a public or private high school, home-school program, or completion of a GED (General Equivalency Diploma or HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) Program is required.  An official transcript showing courses taken, grades received, and the student’s graduation date must be submitted prior to enrollment. Students who have not maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher during high school may be admitted on Academic Assistance.
    2. Dual Enrolled Students:  Official transcripts form each post-secondary institution attended while in high school must be sent directly to the College. 
    3. Transfer Students:  Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended must be sent directly to the College. If a transfer student does not have an incoming cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0, the student may be admitted on Academic Assistance.
    4. Students without a high school diploma or equivalent may be admitted based on evidence of college readiness such as demonstrated success in high school documented on the high school transcript (generally 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher for work completed), standardized test scores, or other evidence. Such students may not have access to federal aid and should contact the Director of Financial Aid for more information.
  5. College Entrance Tests:  Prior to admission, all applicants must take either the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and have their scores submitted to Emmaus. (The Emmaus ACT code is 1371 and the SAT code is 121) Students receiving an ACT score under 18 or an SAT score under 880 (Math and Critical Reading) may be admitted on academic assistance. Exemption of the ACT or SAT may be granted to some transfer students or to those who have been out of high school for two or more years.
  6. Foreign Students: 
    1. Foreign students from non-English speaking countries must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). A score of 525 on the paper-based exam, or 70 on the Internet-based exam is required. For more information, visit TOEFL.org or write to: TOEFL Educational Testing Service Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A. 08540

Note:  No more than 50% of credits earned through Emmaus Bible College for the desired program of study can be earned online through Emmaus Distance Learning.  Additionally, a minimum of 50% of the total credit hours needed for a degree program must be completed through Emmaus Bible College to receive a degree from Emmaus Bible College.

  1. Completed Application for Admission as a Casual (Audit) or Non Degree Seeking Student to Emmaus Campus Programs (online at www.emmaus.edu/apply).  A paper application is also available in the Admissions Office.
  2. Non-Degree Seeking Students are limited to 18 credit hours.  If additional credits are desired the student must apply for admission as a regular student. 
  3. Completed Reference Form (available online at www.emmaus.edu/reference / printable copy also available);  (waived for current faculty and staff of the college).
  4. Students who decide to enroll as Degree or Certificate seeking after attending as a non-degree seeking or casual student must complete the appropriate application for admission (based on their method of study). 
  1. Completed JumpStart Application for Admission to Emmaus Campus Programs (online at www.emmaus.edu/apply).
  2. Completed reference form (available online at www.emmaus.edu/reference / printable copy also available).
  3. Age Requirements:  Students must be at least 16 years old at time of enrollment.
  4. Salvation:  The prospective student must give evidence of knowing the Lord Jesus Christ as his or her personal Savior.  Space is provided on the application form for the applicant’s testimony.
  5. Academic Requirements:
    1. Completion of at least the Sophomore year of high school (10th grade)
    2. An official high school transcript showing courses taken, grades received and anticipated graduation date.  Prospective students must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher for all high school coursework completed at time of enrollment. 
  6. Students who decide to enroll as Degree or Certificate seeking after attending as a Jump-Start student must complete the appropriate application for admission (based on their method of study). 

Note:  A maximum of 18 credit hours can be taken as a JumpStart Student.

  1. Completed JumpStart Application for Admission to Emmaus Distance Learning (online at www.emmaus.edu/apply).
  2. Completed reference form (available online at www.emmaus.edu/reference or printable copy also available).
  3. Age Requirements:  Prospective students must be at least 16 years old at time of enrollment.
  4. Salvation:  The prospective student must give evidence of knowing the Lord Jesus Christ as his or her personal Savior.  Space is provided on the application form for the applicant’s testimony.
  5. Academic Requirements:
    1. Completion of at least the Sophomore year of high school (10th grade)
    2. An official high school transcript showing courses taken, grades received and anticipated graduation date.  Prospective students must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher for all high school coursework completed at time of enrollment. 
  6. Foreign Students: 
    1. Foreign students from non-English speaking countries must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). A score of 525 on the paper-based exam, or 70 on the Internet-based exam is required. For more information, visit TOEFL.org or write to: TOEFL Educational Testing Service Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A. 08540
  7. Students who decide to enroll as Degree or Certificate seeking after attending as a Jump-Start student must complete the appropriate application for admission (based on their method of study). 

Note:  A maximum of 18 credit hours can be taken as a JumpStart Student.

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