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An application for admission may be submitted by anyone 18 years or older at any time during the semester. To apply, the following steps must be followed: 

1. Submit completed admission application to, along with the required non-refundable application fee. See     financial section of this catalog for specific cost. 

2. Submit an official high school transcript, GED certification, or a transcript from an accredited college indicating completion of an Associate of Arts or Bachelor of Arts degree, along with the application or within 30 days after submitting application. 

(Note: You will have 30 days to acquire and submit your official transcript after registration. However, you will not be able to receive financial aid until the transcript has been received. A copy of your high school or GED transcript can be faxed by the school, and the official transcript placed in the mail in order to save time). IHIBII will accept transcripts from “Parchment Exchange” as being Official. 

3. Submit reference forms completed by pastor or church official and one person other than a relative. Graduate students must submit two letters of reference from two of the following: pastor, local church official, or college instructor. 



Prospective students may submit an application for admission at any time. However, to allow for adequate processing, individuals are encouraged to consider the following application schedule:

Semester                    Preferred Deadline 

Fall                              August 10 

Spring                         December 10 

Summer                     April 10


Students who wish to avail themselves of the training who are not high school graduates may be admitted as special students. Students in this category can receive transcripts but will not be eligible to receive a degree until they have successfully passed the GED tests or received a High School diploma. Therefore, the college may exercise the right to accept or reject students in this category based upon this policy limitation. 


Home schooled students who did not pass the ACT or SAT may take the General Education Development (GED) test. This certificate will be accepted in lieu of a high school transcript.


An applicant that has not completed secondary education may enroll and take courses under the conditions of the Ability-to-Benefits requirements. Such academic credits could be validated upon completion of work for the high school diploma or pass the General Education Development Test. 

Applicants admitted under this program are required to pass one of the following: (1) The General Education Development (GED) tests by the end of the second semester of attendance or 180 days from initial enrollment. (2) The American College Testing (ACT) with a cumulative grade of 16. Registration for the ACT may be requested online at or by calling (404) 231-1952 or (319) 337-1270 or by writing: ACT Registration Department, P. O. Box 18, Iowa City, IA 52243-0168. Students must have passed the General Education tests to be eligible for Federal Financial Aid.

Students will be able to dually enroll in the Master of Biblical Studies (MBS) program based on the following criteria: 

  • Student must be within nine credit hours of completing his or her current undergraduate (Bachelor) degree. 

  • Student must complete the current degree program within the first semester of the dual enrollment. Example: If a student is taking the last course in undergraduate, they must complete it by the end of the first semester in the MBS program. 

  • Tuition and fees will remain the same based on the current program for the first semester only. Example: If a student is in the Bachelor of Biblical Studies program paying the current undergraduate tuition/fee rate per semester hour and dually enrolls in the MBS program, the student will continue paying the current undergraduate tuition/fee for the MBS for that particular semester. The following semesters, the tuition and fees will change to the normal MBS tuition and fee schedule. 

  • Students must be accepted into the program on a conditional basis based on the same requirements of the full MBS program. 

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