Entrance Qualifications

 

Academic Requirements

Program:

Academic qualifications:

MountainTop, Expedition, or Christian Foundations Certificate

  1. High school graduation diploma (OSSD in Ontario, or its equivalent from another province or country) with a minimum average of 60%.  Required courses include ENG4U, or ENG4M, or ENG4C.

Diploma in Biblical Studies

  1. High school graduation diploma  (OSSD in Ontario, or its equivalent from another province or country) with a minimum average of 60%.  Required courses include ENG4U, or ENG4M, or ENG4C.
  2. Completion of Common First Year (32 credit hours) with 1.8 AGPA.

Bachelor of Religious Education or Bachelor of Theology

  1. High school graduation diploma  (OSSD in Ontario, or its equivalent from another province or country) with a minimum average of 60%.  Required courses include ENG4U, or ENG4M, or ENG4C.
  2. Completion of Common First Year (32 credit hours) with 2.0 AGPA.

Students with high school averages below the required minimum may be requested to take the Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) and begin in probationary status in part-time studies. The CAAT is available at Emmanuel Bible College and at most community colleges. For CEGEP applications – a minimum overall average of 60% is required in 12 academic semester courses (one year) in a university preparation program (Dec), including one English course. 

Applicants who do not possess the qualifications may be considered in the following categories:

Mature Students
Mature students are those who:

  • do not have the OSSD (or equivalent from another province or country),
  • are at least 21 years of age at the time of registration,
  • have a minimum of 2 years work experience or significant life experience, and
  • have been away from formal education for at least 2 years.

Mature students must submit a Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) or equivalent to verify readiness for post-secondary studies.

Home-Schooled Students
Home-schooled applicants are expected to have completed (and graduated from) their home school program. The College does an individualized assessment for applicants, based upon the following: 

  • completed questionnaire about educational experience
  • anecdotal report from instructing parent 
  • Canadian Adult Achievement Test score (test is available at Community Colleges for a fee of approximately $35) 
  • academic transcript of courses taken and grades achieved

International Students 
International applicants are considered on their individual merits, but should have qualifications (approximately) equivalent to university entrance in their homeland, and a TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper) or 250 (computer based) or 75 (internet-based test); or an IELTS score of at least 6.0.  More TOEFL information is available at www.toefl.org. For reporting purposes, EBC’s TOEFL code is 8658.  

International Students are requested to submit official academic transcripts from all schools previously attended.

  • If these transcripts are not in English, they must be accompanied by an official translation and a letter from the institution verifying the language of instruction.
  • If these transcripts are in English, they must be accompanied by a letter from the institution verifying English as the language of instruction. International applicants are not required to provide a TOEFL score if:
    • Their first language is English, or
    • They are bilingual francophone Canadians and have been educated in Canada, or
    • Their 4 most recent years of full-time education have been taught entirely in English in a country outside of Canada.  

International students are encouraged to apply to the college at least eight months before their anticipated enrollment date. An application fee equivalent to $100 U.S. is charged for processing international applications.

When a student is accepted, a Visa Support Letter is issued for the student to present in applying for a student visa through the Canadian Embassy or High Commission in his/her own country.

Applicants who are admitted must further

  • satisfy current Canadian government standards for immigration to Canada relative to finances, passports, student visas, etc.
  • deposit with the College $3000 toward their total first year fees and a $2500 repatriation deposit which will be refunded to them upon completion of their program or withdrawal from the college. (A $100 U.S. administrative fee is retained if the admitted applicant does not attend the college.)
  • supply an affidavit from those undertaking support  which outlines the sponsor’s responsibilities toward the student and the College

Note: The Student Life Department will ensure that compulsory medical coverage is provided for International Students who enroll at the college. 

Christian Life and Lifestyle Requirements

EBC applicants must give evidence of a personal commitment to Christ, and a life that reflects Christian values, including service to God and humankind. Because the College has goals for graduates in the areas of character, spirituality and preparation for ministry, lifestyle guidelines pertaining to substances, entertainment, personal disciplines, regard for others, and expression of sexuality have been established. They are contained in the Student Handbook.

Students are asked to sign the EBC Lifestyle Commitment as part of the application process.