Information required for admission:
The application may be completed online or a paper application may be printed and mailed to the admissions office. An application fee of $35 must be submitted with the application.
Transcripts for homeschooled applicants must include the following information: an accurate record of subjects studied, curriculum used, grades earned, credits earned for ninth through twelfth grades, date of graduation, and the name and signature of the person completing the record. A physical copy with a physical signature is required (faxed copies are not sufficient for final acceptance). Click here for a sample homeschool transcript form that may be used.
References are provided by the college that must be completed by two people who are not relatives and can evaluate the applicant's character. An additional form is provided for the applicant's pastor or youth pastor. In the event that the applicant’s pastor is their parent, another church leader may complete the reference form.
The ACT and SAT are both accepted as an "Ability to Benefit Exam" (the ACT and/or SAT are a standard admissions requirement for all applicants). Either the SAT (code: 7305) or ACT (code: 4507) may be submitted as admissions requirements. The minimum ACT score is 17, and the minimum SAT score is 820 (composite). In the event that the applicant’s scores are lower than the minimum, ABC may provide the student with a provisional acceptance.
Each application is submitted to the Director of Admissions for evaluation. The application is reviewed by the Director of Admissions or, in some cases the Admissions Committee, which consists of the Vice President of Academics, Vice President of Student Services, and Director of Admissions. Once the application has been reviewed, the applicant will be notified by mail of the acceptance decision.
Once all of the applicant’s paperwork has been submitted and the application has been favorably reviewed, the applicant is granted initial acceptance. This allows the student to enroll in classes and attend ABC.
Final Acceptance is granted once all required documentation is received such as, final transcripts from the applicant’s high school and/or college with final grades and/or graduation dates. A deposit of $25 is also required for final acceptance. The deposit will be applied towards the applicant’s tuition. Final acceptance is needed for the applicant to receive financial aid.
Down Payment and Payment Options
Once the applicant arrives on campus, a down payment of $2,000 for dorm students or $1,250 for non-dorm students is required. Three payment options are available: full payment, delayed full payment, or monthly payments.
Final Confirmation Paperwork
The summer before classes begin, each applicant will receive a packet of paperwork from the Student Services office which contains a medical form, dorm request information, a final confirmation form, and general information that will be of help to the applicant. Students enrolling in the Spring semester will receive this information prior to the beginning of the semester.
Parents, we know you have specific concerns so we’ve compiled a separate page with answers to the most commonly asked questions.