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Arlington Baptist College maintains an open admissions policy. This is in recognition of the fact that the Lord calls individuals from different backgrounds and levels of preparation. The College is interested in extending its services to anyone who has a sincere desire to prepare for service to the Lord. The admissions requirements listed below are intended to assist the College in helping the student determine goals and develop a college training program to fulfill those goals.

 The applicant must be a born-again Christian and an active church member.

 The applicant must be at least 16 years of age.

The applicant must present evidence of high school graduation or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Home-schooled students may submit ACT or SAT scores as evidence for meeting state requirements for high school graduation. (Students, at least 16 years of age, who are working toward a high school diploma or its equivalency will be given individual consideration for college credit enrollment.)

The applicant must present evidence of completing a minimum of three years of English, two years of social studies, two years of mathematics, and one year of any science in high school.

The American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is recommended. The Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) is not required for admission.

The applicant must not be in default to any government sponsored program of education or assistance or to any educational institution. The applicant must be willing to accept full responsibility for financial obligations to the College.

Careful completion of the application, payment of fees, and submission of transcripts are required of all applicants. Students desiring campus residence must pay a room deposit fee.

All single students are required to take a room in one of the residence halls unless they live with their parents or grandparents. Resident students must enroll for a minimum of two semester hours.

All students are required to have hospitalization insurance upon enrollment.

In order to aid new students’ successful adjustment to college life, orientation provides vital information about Arlington Baptist College policies and procedures. New students receive explanations of the regulations of the College and advice on how to take advantage of College services. Orientation is offered at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. It is required of all new students, including transfer students.

All beginning students who do not transfer in any English and math are given a test in each of these areas to determine one’s course eligibility. A score of 70% or above on the English test is required to qualify students for collegiate credit courses. A minimum score of 77% on the math test is required to qualify students for enrollment in collegiate credit math courses. Students making below these scores will be required to enroll in remedial non-credit courses.


Information about the College and admission forms are available by writing or calling the College. As an applicant, all forms, correspondence, and phone calls should be directed to the Admissions Office. A prospective student is encouraged to read the College Catalog. A Student Handbook and a Christian Service Manual are available upon request.

Students desiring to transfer credits from another institution must present an official transcript showing those credits with their applications. Credits earned at an accredited institution will be considered for transfer where program and course compatibility allow. Grades earned in courses must be at least “C” level or equivalent before credits can be transferred. Students on academic probation at another college or university will be interviewed before being considered for admission. Transfer students must meet all other admission’s requirements listed above.

Students who have been out of school for three consecutive semesters must submit a new application for admission.

Registration periods for each semester are included in the College calendar at the beginning of the CATALOG. Students should consult with an academic advisor as early as possible before registration. Students must be prepared to pay all necessary fees and meet other requirements the day of registration. Information regarding registration will be made available through the SCHEDULE OF CLASSES. Registration may be completed through the period scheduled. Courses not initially requested may be added during this same period.

The normal full-time course load is 12 to 16 hours. Students who work must reduce their course loads accordingly. Students must have the permission of the Academic Dean to register for more than 17 hours.

Those students who enroll at Arlington Baptist College and another college or university at the same time must obtain approval through the Registrar’s office to insure transfer of credits earned at the other educational institution. The requirements of course load outlined above apply to total number of credit hours in concurrent enrollments.

Credits earned through extension programs from other educational institutions will be evaluated on an individual basis for possible transfer of credit.

Advanced Placement (AP) scores of three (3) or higher may be considered for college credit. (Contact the Registrar’s Office for additional information.)

Students who have registered for 12 or more credits in one of the College’s programs will be considered enrolled on a regular status.

Students who have registered for fewer than 12 credits or who have not enrolled in one of the college’s programs will be considered enrolled on a special status. Some colleges and universities refer to this status as transient or visiting. Students on this status may not earn a degree. Petitions to change to regular status may be made to the Registrar’s Office.

Students who are not making satisfactory progress toward a degree will be considered on academic probation. (See definition of satisfactory progress below.) Programs will be limited to 12 hours for students on this status. Students receiving VA educational benefits on this status will be reported to the VARO as making unsatisfactory progress.

A student who has not completed all admissions requirements or paid required fees may be permitted to enroll on a provisional basis at the discretion of the administration. The requirements must be met before the end of the semester or the work attempted in the semester will not be credited and further enrollment will not be allowed.

Students who cannot meet the academic requirements necessary for regular enrollment status may be admitted and allowed to enroll on a non-credit status. Such students may participate in a regular program of study and earn a certificate of completion. Enrollment is limited and interested students must obtain permission from the Academic Dean.

The College offers specialized courses and programs of study designed to be of service to professional and lay people involved in church vocations. Admission to such courses or programs may be obtained through the Registrar’s Office and entitles the student to earn continuing education units (CEU). These units may be converted to full credit when all admission requirements are met and enrollment in a regular degree program is completed.

A limited number of students may obtain approval through the Registrar’s Office to audit a class. Audit students will not be permitted to take examinations or receive grades or credit.