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How to apply

IFCA Bible College & Theological Seminary has always been committed to providing a powerful, Spirit-filled undergraduate experience. Our primary aim is to assist students in responding to and being equipped for Jesus' commission.

IFCA Bible College & Theological Seminary admits students in the Fall, Winter and Spring trimesters. In order to be officially admitted, each applicant must complete an application packet and receive a letter of admission. Applicants meeting admission requirements are considered without regard to race, color, creed, sex, or physical limitations. A high value is placed upon applicants who express a call to ministry.

Below is our application process. Each prospective student must complete the following before and entrance interview can be scheduled. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!


1.A completed General Application
2.Pastor Reference Form
3.General Reference Form
4.Official School Records
  • Freshman - If you have never attended college, submit your Official High School Transcripts or proof of GED
  • Transfer - If you have attended college, submit both your Official High School Transcript or GED and your previous college's Official College Transcript from Accredited Institution
5.Essay (email to ), please attach as a separate document and include your name and desired cohort at the top.) The essay should be a 1-paged typed, 12 point, and double-spaced testimony answering three questions:
  • How did I become a Christian?
  • How am I currently serving in my home church?
  • Upon graduating, where do I feel God is leading me?
6.One time non-refundable Application Fee
7.Admissions Interview

Admissions Decision

Upon being admitted to attend, an admissions letter sent via e-mail will include list of additional steps to take. The admitted applicant will also be required to sign their Enrollment Agreement.

If SUM is not able to accept an applicant’s request for admission, the College will advise the applicant of the steps recommended to be taken in order to be considered for a future semester.

Our goal is to send written notification of our admission decision within two weeks of the file being completed. Applicants are welcome to contact the Admissions Office to inquire about the status of their application.

GPA requirements

Estimated chance of acceptance based on GPA

GRE Requirements (Graduate program only)

Applicants to Graduate Programs whose GPA is below 2.5 can take the GRE for admissions consideration. The applicant's GRE score will be reviewed and taken into consideration for admissions. Our institutional code number is: 4142

Online application

The online applications for the undergraduate and graduate programs are on our accrediting partner's website. Use the links below to access the online forms.

When filling out the form, ensure that you select USA-OH-IFCA Bible College under the Desired Location option.

For undergraduates, you will need to obtain the Pastor and General Reference forms and have them filled out as part of the application process. You transcripts and an essay must also be submitted. Links to these forms and additional instructions are at the bottom of the online application page.

Undergraduate Online Application

Graduate Online Application

Financial Aid

Have you completed Financial Aid application? If not, be sure to immediately start the Financial Aid Process (our Official Federal School Code is 037524).

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