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First-Time Freshmen

Arkansas Baptist College has an “open admission policy” that allows admittance to all persons who show the potential for college level work, who subscribe to the mission and purpose of Arkansas Baptist College, and who meet the admissions requirements. Students of all races, creeds, and national origins are welcome. New students are admitted in the Fall, Spring, and Summer.

 

 

 

 

All applicants who wish to apply for admission must submit the following items to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment:

Unconditional Admission

  1. A formal application for admission and a $25 non-refundable application fee (This fee can be waived based on economic status)
  2. An official “sealed” copy of the high school transcript that includes date of graduation or GED test scores
  3. A cumulative high school grade point average of 2.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale is required
  4. Proof of immunization. Regardless of age all applicants must submit proof of two immunizations against measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), and tuberculosis (TB)
  5. ACT composite score of 16 or higher or combined SAT score of 720 or higher in critical reading and math for Unconditional Admission and placement purposes.

Conditional Admission

Applicants who do not meet requirements for Unconditional Admission may be considered for Conditional Admission. Aptitude criteria for Conditional Admission will be evaluated on a case by-case basis. The criteria would include previous academic recommendations. Students who fail to submit ACT or SAT test scores are required to complete the Next Generation Accuplacer Exam administered by the institution and must achieve the following minimum cutoff scores: 260 in Next Generation Accuplacer Reading Objectives, 262 in Next Generation Accuplacer Writing Objectives, and 236 in Next Generation Accuplacer Quantitative Reasoning Algebra and Statistics (QRAS) Exam. Applicants who fail to attain acceptable scores on the ACT, SAT, Compass, Classic Accuplacer, or Next Generation Accuplacer tests are required to complete enrichment courses or other developmental enhancements as needed. The Office of Admissions and Recruitment will notify applicants of their Unconditional or Conditional Admission status. Students who submit false information on the application for admission will be immediately withdrawn from the College. 

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Freshman International Students

Arkansas Baptist College welcomes admission inquiries from international students. International students should have completed admission applications on file three months before the beginning of the term (summer/fall/spring semester) in which they intend to enroll.

 

 

 

The international student must follow the following procedures:

  • Submit Admissions Application v $100.00 (US Funds) Application fee made payable to Arkansas Baptist College in the form of a money order
  • Verification of graduation from high school or secondary institution
  • Official High School Transcripts/Certificate in English with translation certified
  • Nigerian students must submit WASC
  • Official SAT/ACT or TOEFL scores TOEFL scores (must be 525 or above)
  • “Demonstration, vie Declaration of Certification of Finance, that sufficient funds are available to finance the planned course of study without causing undue hardship on the student”
  • A statement from the bank, lending agency or sponsor that stipulates the amount of money on reserve for tuition, fees and living accommodations to matriculate in a four-year undergraduate program in the United States
  • A transcript evaluation form (with determined G.P.A.) from an accredited transcript evaluation agency in the United States
  • Any credits transferred in must be from a regionally accredited US institution or an officially recognized degree granting international institution. In the case of transferring credit from an international institution, graduate students must submit official copies of evaluation and translation of the transcript must be sent directly by an accredited evaluation and translation agency to the Admissions Office at Arkansas Baptist College.

NEW YORK

World Educational Services Inc.
P.O. Box 745 Old Chelsea Station
New York, Ny. 10113-0745

  • Phone: (212) 966-6311
  • Toll free: 800-937-3895
  • Fax: (212)966-6395
  • Email: info@wes.org

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Transfer Students

Students who previously attended another college may enter Arkansas Baptist College as transfer students. Depending on the nature of the academic record, some or all of the credits earned may be transferred to Arkansas Baptist College. Students who have satisfactorily completed courses at an accredited institution may be admitted to regular standing with such advanced credit as their previous records may warrant. To be eligible for transfer, applicants must meet the following requirements:

 

 

 

  • Submit an official “sealed” high school transcript and official “sealed” transcripts from all college or university previously attended. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 grade scale and provide proof of good standing from previously attended institutions. Students who are not eligible for readmission to the institution of previous attendance will NOT be considered for admission to Arkansas Baptist College until they have been out of college for a minimum of one (1) year.
  • Applicants must be prepared to submit course descriptions from the official catalog of the institution(s) from which credits are to be transferred.
  • No transfer grades below “C” will be accepted.
  • No transfer credit in the major over ten years old will be accepted until and unless it is validated by the major department.
  • Students may transfer no more than the maximum number of credit hours they would be permitted to earn on this campus in a period of time comparable to that in which the transfer credit was earned. A maximum of sixty (60) hours will be accepted towards a degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Applicants with a grade point average below 2.0 may be admitted conditionally. Conditionally admitted transfer students are eligible to enroll in a maximum of twelve (12) credit hours and must earn a minimum 2.0 grade point average in their first semester in order to re-enroll.

Transfer credits from unaccredited educational institutions are not accepted at Arkansas Baptist College. In exceptional cases where a student demonstrates (to the satisfaction of Arkansas Baptist College officials) a mastery of the subject matter equivalent to that taught on the general education level at ABC, acceptance of such transfer credit on an individual basis may be authorized, provided that such courses are equivalent in terms of course and hour values to general education courses taught at Arkansas Baptist College. In such cases, Arkansas Baptist College reserves the right to require the applicant to demonstrate the required proficiency by scoring at acceptable levels on departmental examinations in related subject areas, by undergoing a probationary period of residence at ABC, or by fulfilling both of these requirements.

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Transfer International Students

Arkansas Baptist College welcomes admission inquiries from international students. International students should have completed admission applications on file three months before the beginning of the term (summer/fall/spring semester) in which they intend to enroll.

 

 

 

 

The international student must follow the following procedures:

  • Submit Admissions Application v $100.00 (US Funds) Application fee made payable to Arkansas Baptist College in the form of a money order
  • Verification of graduation from high school or secondary institution
  • Official High School Transcripts/Certificate in English with translation certified
  • Nigerian students must submit WASC
  • Official SAT/ACT or TOEFL scores TOEFL scores (must be 525 or above)
  • “Demonstration, vie Declaration of Certification of Finance, that sufficient funds are available to finance the planned course of study without causing undue hardship on the student”
  • A statement from the bank, lending agency or sponsor that stipulates the amount of money on reserve for tuition, fees and living accommodations to matriculate in a four-year undergraduate program in the United States
  • A transcript evaluation form (with determined G.P.A.) from an accredited transcript evaluation agency in the United States
  • Any credits transferred in must be from a regionally accredited US institution or an officially recognized degree granting international institution. In the case of transferring credit from an international institution, graduate students must submit official copies of evaluation and translation of the transcript must be sent directly by an accredited evaluation and translation agency to the Admissions Office at Arkansas Baptist College.

NEW YORK

World Educational Services Inc.
P.O. Box 745 Old Chelsea Station
New York, Ny. 10113-0745

  • Phone: (212) 966-6311
  • Toll free: 800-937-3895
  • Fax: (212)966-6395
  • Email: info@wes.org

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Transient Admission

Students who are enrolled in another institution may be allowed temporary matriculation at ABC. Transient admission is ordinarily limited to one semester. Transient students must submit an official application for admission and a letter of approval from the registrar certifying that they are currently eligible to return to the parent institution and that they have been granted permission to enroll at ABC for a specified period. The College requires that the letter of approval from the registrar include a list of courses that the student should take while enrolled at ABC.

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Readmission of Former Students

Students separated from ABC more than one semester (excluding summer school) must submit a new application and receive approval from the Office of the Registrar, Business Office, and the Office of Financial Aid. The student should also request official “sealed” transcripts from any institution attended since Arkansas Baptist College. These transcripts must be sent to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment. Students who have not attended Arkansas Baptist College for more than five years must follow the guidelines and degree plan of the new course catalog for that curriculum.

 

 

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Evening/Weekend Program

Arkansas Baptist College offers an Evening and Weekend undergraduate studies program tailored to the unique needs of adult learners. With adequate transfer credit, you can attend classes one or two nights per week and complete your bachelor’s degree in as little as two years.

Arkansas Baptist College’s Evening and Weekend College was designed with one objective in mind:  helping you succeed in college.  At Arkansas Baptist College, busy adults, working professionals, veterans, and transfer students can advance their careers, gain skills necessary to change jobs, or vastly enrich their personal lives through part-time or full-time evening studies.

Our Adult Degree Program offers busy adults the flexibility to start classes anytime throughout the year. Competent staff are available to assist you with all of your questions regarding admissions, advising, financial aid, career services, internships, and tutoring.  The Arkansas Baptist College Adult Degree Program offers busy adults a combination of classroom and online classes so that you have a choice in course options that work best for your schedule, preferences, and learning style.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for the Evening and Weekend College Adult Degree Program, students must:

  • Be at least 25 years of age;
  • Have at least five (5) years of work experience;
  • Have 30 hours or more of college credit; and,
  • Have never earned a bachelor’s degree.

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New Life Church

 

Through NLC College, students can earn Bachelor of Arts and/or Associate of Arts Degree from Arkansas Baptist College in a dynamic, hands-on Christian environment!

 

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Submit your Intent to Enroll Form!

Admitted Students Only!!!!

It is time to embark on an academic journey that will help you become the person and professional you hope to be.  On behalf of the Arkansas Baptist College Family, we welcome you to the Buffalo Family.

Now that you are ready to commit to ABC, please make sure that you have completed your Intent to Enroll Form and submitted your Enrollment Fee.