ADMISSIONS » International Students

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Baptist Bible College is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. All international student inquiries must complete a pre-application before submitting the application for acceptance. Please allow six months to process international student applications.

Complete the pre-application form.

Upon approval of this pre-application form, you will be sent a complete application packet.

Letter of Recommendation

Obtain a letter of recommendation from the field council of an American mission board with a similar doctrinal statement to that of BBC&S.


Obtain official transcripts of all secondary, college, and seminary records. These must include a certified English translation, the subjects completed, and the name of the certificate, diploma, or degree received. Please note: There may be a fee ($150-200 U.S.) to review your transcripts.


An official record of your TOEFL must be sent to the BBC Office of Admissions. The minimum required scores are: 500 (paper), 173 (computer), along with ACT or SAT test scores.

I-901 Form/Fee

After you receive your I-20 from BBC, you will need to file the I-901 form. Instructions will accompany your I-20. This will cost you $100. To fill out the form and submit the fee, click here and follow the directions. The easiest and quickest way to take care of this fee is to pay online with a credit card. We would strongly recommend that you use this method.

Medical Report

Send a medical report, in English, from a licensed physician. This report must certify that you are physically able to travel to the U.S. and meet the demands of a graduate program. Contact

Married Students

If you are married, your spouse will need to write a letter stating agreement and support of your attendance at BBC. Your spouse must also include a testimony of his/her conversion and relationship with Jesus Christ. If your spouse and/or family is not coming with you to the U.S., please explain how you plan to provide for them.

Non-refundable Deposit

If accepted, a $1,000.00 (U.S.) non-refundable deposit will be required 30 days in advance of the start of school. It is preferred that the initial enrollment for an international student begins in a fall semester.

Please send your pre-application and all related material to:
Baptist Bible College
Director of Admissions
538 Venard Road
Clarks Summit, PA 18411

For more information, please contact the Admissions office at 800.451.7664 (within the U.S.) or 570.586.2400 ext 9385 (outside the U.S.). You can also email us at

Application materials become the property of Baptist Bible College. In order to satisfy the requirements of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, once submitted, these materials cannot be returned, transferred, or duplicated for use at other institutions.