Admissions Requirements


Those who are accepted as students into the educational programs of the College are chosen on the basis of their Christian testimony and scholastic ability. Applicants should possess good Christian character and potential for ministry.

Applicants are required to give evidence of having trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior at least six months before enrollment, and possess a desire to share the Gospel with the lost. Abstinence from the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drugs for at least six months immediately prior to enrollment is also required. Spouses of married applicants are required to furnish similar information.


High school graduation or the equivalent (GED) is required for admission. Normally a minimum final high school GPA of 2.25 (as evidenced on the final high school transcript), is necessary for acceptance. Anyone successfully passing the GED satisfies the high school graduation requirement.

Applicants who have been home-schooled are welcome and must also submit a transcript listing courses taken and grades earned, verifying that a definite curriculum was followed, or earn a GED diploma. A copy of our home school admission policy is available upon request.

Tests (ACT/SAT)

Applicants are required to take the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and have results submitted to the Admissions Office. The ACT is preferred. The Appalachian Bible College code number for reporting ACT test results is: 4507. The SAT code number is: 7305. Most high school guidance counselors have the necessary testing information. To contact directly: American College Testing Programs, Inc.

Box 414
Iowa City, Iowa 52243

The College Board SAT
Box 6200
Princeton, NJ 08541

Tests (CLEP/AP)

Appalachian Bible College participates in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Advanced Placement (AP) programs of the College Entrance Examination Board. The College will grant credit for certain applicable courses when acceptable scores are achieved for courses and/or examinations. A maximum of 28 hours may be earned through the CLEP program and a maximum of 12 hours through the AP program. More information on CLEP and AP policies at Appalachian Bible College may be obtained by contacting the Registrar's Office.

Further information regarding available tests may be obtained by writing:

College Level Examination Program
P.O. Box 6600
Princeton, NJ 08541
Advanced Placement Program
The College Board
Suite 401, 1800 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 6020119


Good health is necessary to meet the rigors of a full-time course load and a requisite for admission to ABC. Applicants must complete a preliminary Health Form (supplied by the Admissions Dept.), which requires the listing of immunization dates.

Marriage and Divorce

ABC does not enroll married students who have been married for less than two months. Persons who have been divorced, or married to a spouse previously divorced, must submit with their application, a statement regarding the circumstances of their divorce and family situation. Applicants in this situation are automatically sent a copy of ABC’s policy on divorce and remarriage, which is also available upon request.

How to Apply

There are two ways you may apply to Appalachian Bible College:

You may apply online at
For an application packet you may contact:
Appalachian Bible College
Admissions Office
161 College Drive
Mount Hope, WV 25880

Applicants will receive final acceptance when all papers and fees have been received and approved. Credentials presented to ABC by applicants become the property of the College and will not be returned.

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