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    Freshman Application  
   

Admission to the College

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.

 

 

 

First-Time Freshmen

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 Students who submit false information on the application for admission will be immediately withdrawn from the College.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 Application  
   

An international student is a student who is not a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States. Students applying for admissions from countries other than the United States must submit the required credentials (depending on the country) and examination scores.

 

 

 

International students must meet the same requirements as first-time freshmen and submit application materials by March 1 for the Fall semester, August 1 for the Spring semester, and February 1 for the Summer term. International students who wish to enroll in Arkansas Baptist College must submit the following to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment:

  1. A $100 non-refundable application fee
  2. Official academic transcripts of secondary school, college, or university translated in English
  3. The applicant is required to show proficiency in oral and written expression as evidenced by achievement of a minimum score of 500 on the paper based test or 173 on the computer based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (except in countries where English is the official language)
  4. Certified proof of the ability to meet financial obligations incurred as a student at Arkansas Baptist College
  5. Proof of health insurance coverage

The I-20 form (Certificate of Eligibility) will not be issued until the applicant has been accepted by the Office of Enrollment Management and has submitted a financial statement indicating how fees will be paid while attending Arkansas Baptist College.

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Immigration and Naturalization Service rules governing nonimmigrant “F-1” foreign students require all persons in this category to pursue a full course of study. This means that undergraduates must register for a minimum of 12 credit hours. Any modification of this requirement that results in a course load of less than the minimum must be authorized by the Registrar and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Failure to satisfy these requirements will cause students to be ineligible to receive the I-20 form to support their nonimmigrant status.

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    Transfer Application  
   

Admission for 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:

 

 

 

  1. 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.
  2. Applicants must be prepared to submit course descriptions from the official catalog of the institution(s) from which credits are to be transferred.
  3. No transfer grades below “C” will be accepted.
  4. No transfer credit in the major over ten years old will be accepted until and unless it is validated by the major department.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 Application  
   

An international student is a student who is not a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States. Students applying for admissions from countries other than the United States must submit the required credentials (depending on the country) and examination scores.

Official transcripts, mark sheets, exam results and certificates/diplomas for all secondary coursework in the original language from secondary schools are required. Academic records must have a seal or an original signature. Photocopies are acceptable if they are noted as “CertifiedTrue Copy” and signed by a school official. If records are not in English, the applicant must include a certified English translation of all documents.

A professional evaluation agency must evaluate all international transcripts. We recommend using World Education Services (WES) to complete your evaluation. Visit http://www.wes.org to view which documents are required for each country and to request a Document-by-Document Report. Identify Arkansas Baptist College as a receiving institution at the time of application with WES.

Students must have sufficient financial resources to study at Arkansas Baptist College. The statement should come from a financial institution verifying the amount in US currency on account to be used for the student’s educational and living expenses. The Statement of Financial Support must be on file also with all required admissions documents before the admission application is evaluated.

    Transient Application  
   

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.

NOTE: The University reserves the right to modify these requirements.

    Re-Admit Application  
   

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.

    Evening and Weekend College  
   

Welcome to Arkansas Baptist College and thank you for your interest in our Adult Degree 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.

NOTE:  Arkansas Baptist College will consider those interested in the program who do not meet all eligibility requirements on a case-by-case basis. 

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