A baccalaureate degree from a
recognized college is required
before a student may be considered for
to any seminary or graduate
program. The course of study supporting
the applicant’s baccalaureate
degree should be substantially
to that required of Pensacola Christian
College undergraduates. Individuals not holding a standard degree should contact the
Seminary-Graduate Studies Office regarding bachelor equivalency requirements for seminary programs.
PTS and PCC reserve the right to
withhold recognition of credits received
at any seminary, university, or college
that does not, in the opinion of the
administration, meet reasonable academic
Academic Admission Requirements
- Master’s degree requires a bachelor’s
degree with a minimum 2.50
cumulative GPA. (2.00 for
- Specialist degree requires a master’s
degree with a minimum 3.00 cumulative
- Doctoral degree requires a master’s
or equivalent for
) with a minimum 3.00 cumulative
Specific degree programs may include additional admission requirements. Applicants who do not meet
minimum academic admission requirements may be considered for provisional acceptance by the Academic
Admissions Committee. Students accepted on a provisional basis must earn at least a 3.00 GPA (2.00
for Master of Divinity and Master of Ministry) upon completing 9 credits of graduate courses to
continue in the program.
If you are attending for the first time,
use the following checklist to apply:
- Completely fill out the Application for Admission.
- Pay the Application Fee. Payment may be made by Visa,
MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. The application cannot be processed until this fee is
- Request the institution of higher education that granted your bachelor’s degree to send a
complete transcript to the Director of Admissions. We must also have transcripts of all
New International Students
Complete the above requirements
under First-Time Students.
International students should allow a minimum of six months to complete application procedures. PCC
under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. It is required by United States Immigration
and Customs Enforcement regulations that international students submit to the Seminary/College all
application forms, academic records, and proof of financial
responsibility before the Form I-20 can be sent. In addition, the College requires international
students attending the fall or spring semester to submit one semester’s tuition, room and
board, fees, and one-way transportation charges from the College to the student’s home before
the Form I-20 will be sent. Each semester must be paid in advance. All payments must be in U.S.
currency. International students’ accounts will be charged any handling fees assessed by a
bank (e.g., transfer funds, etc.).
Transcripts from non-U.S. institutions must be evaluated by Educational Credential Evaluators (
). Start your evaluation at
. Choose the Course-by-Course evaluation and follow the steps
required. PTS/PCC must receive the evaluation report before your file will be reviewed for final
Students whose primary language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a
Foreign Language (TOEFL). Have
your TOEFL scores sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to the Director of Admissions
as soon as
possible. This is done automatically if you specify our college TOEFL number 5970 when you register
for this test. Scores must be received before your file will be reviewed for final acceptance.
A minimum score of 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL (20 per section) is required for entrance into
the graduate programs.
Applicants whose TOEFL composite score is below the standard may be considered for provisional
acceptance by the Academic Admissions Committee. Students accepted on a provisional basis must earn
at least a 3.00 GPA (2.00 for Master of Divinity and Master of Ministry) upon completing 9 credits
of graduate courses to continue in the program.
If you have previously attended PTS or PCC graduate studies and the
next course you are applying to take is within 12 months of the last course you
took, you are a continuing student.
Contact the Seminary-Graduate Studies
Office to indicate which sessions, terms, or modules you plan to attend.
If you have previously attended PTS or PCC graduate studies and the next course you are applying to
take is more than 12 months from the last course you took, you are a
Completely fill out an Application for Admission and pay the
Bible College Graduates
school, Bible institute, or Bible college
graduates must have earned a
baccalaureate degree of a quality
and type commonly recognized as
representing the culmination of a
liberal arts education. Under certain conditions, students
with a Bible diploma may attend
the undergraduate program of
Christian College and
transfer their Bible school education
into a baccalaureate degree before
going on to do seminary or graduate work.
Changing Program of Study
Acceptance under one seminary or graduate program of study does not
guarantee acceptance under another
program of study. Students who want
to change their program may need to
complete a new application for that
major (and include the Application Fee). Contact
the Seminary-Graduate Studies Office for details.
A regular student is one who is
currently enrolled and maintaining
satisfactory academic progress
toward completion of a degree.
A provisional student is one who is
admitted with less than the minimum
academic entrance requirements or
who is presently under Academic
A non-degree student is one
who meets the qualifications to take
graduate courses and is merely enrolling
in courses for teacher certification, transfer, continuing education, or personal benefit.
A full-time student is one who is
enrolled for 9 credit hours or more
A part-time student is one who is
enrolled for fewer than 9 credit hours