Admissions Policies

Open Door Bible College is a distinctly Christian center for higher education. The student’s acceptance into the school will be based upon our ability to meet the needs of the student.  That determination will be made from information on the application form, information from his previous school(s), the student interview, and other means which would help us properly evaluate the student to determine academic, emotional, social, and spiritual needs.


Open Door Bible College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and financial aid programs (when available), and athletic and other school administered programs.


Students are required to submit an application package accompanied by the application fee before the application process begins.  Upon receipt of the completed application package and accompanying application fee, the school office will contact the student to set up an appointment for evaluation and an interview.  The following information is required before the student may be considered for acceptance:  completed application package, previous and current year report cards (for the High School Extension Program), copy of the high school diploma and an official copy of the high school transcripts, and a letter of recommendation from his pastor.


All new students are admitted conditionally on a probationary basis.  The school reserves the right to terminate a student’s enrollment at its discretion.  There is no refund for early termination.


Students who enroll in 12 credits hours or more in a semester are considered full-time students.  Students who enroll in less than credit hours in a semester are considered part-time students.



Students must fill out a withdrawal form in the office, stating the reason for withdrawal.


Open Door Bible College expects full cooperation from both students and parents in the education of the student.  If at any time the college feels that this cooperation is lacking, the student may be asked to withdraw.  Also, if the student’s behavior or attitude indicates an uncooperative spirit or one that is out of harmony with the standards of the college, whether or not there is any definite breach of conduct, he may be asked to withdraw.


Foreign Student Enrollment Policies


Foreign students who wish to attend Open Door Bible College on a student visa must adhere to the following guidelines.




  1. 1.  A completed application along with the application fee must be submitted to the college. The application should be filled out by the applicant and not a third party.
  2. 2.  All required transcripts, diplomas, or recommendation letters must be submitted to the college.
  3. 3.  The student must provide evidence of a working knowledge of the English language. This can be done by personal interview or by video.  Video presentations should include reading aloud a passage from the Bible and then explaining the passage.

A letter of recommendation from an American missionary explaining the applicants English skills may be submitted in lieu of the interview or video presentation.

It has been the experience of the college that student’s whose English skills are inadequate, tend to get frustrated, do poorly, and often give up.

  1. 4.  The student must provide evidence of legal status enabling him/her to enroll in coursework in the United States.




  1. 1.  A course of study will be supplied to the student, along with the recommended classes for the upcoming semester.
  2. 2.  The student must enroll for a full semester, which requires a minimum of 12 credit hours.
  3. 3.  A $2500.00 tuition and book fee deposit must be paid in advance. This covers all registration and comprehensive fees and tuition for one semester, up to 16 credits.  The cost of books is also deducted from the deposit. Because book costs vary for each class, there may be additional book costs during a semester.
  4. 4.  Tuition and book fee deposits are required by August 15th for the Fall semester and December 15th for the Winter/Spring semester.
  5. 5.  Any unused portion of the tuition and book fee deposit will be applied to the next semester. Once classes have begun, the tuition and book fee deposit is non-refundable.




  1. 1.  The student must abide by the attendance requirements as set forth in the catalogue. Transportation to and from classes is the responsibility of the student.
  2. 2.  Class requirements take precedence over other obligations, such as work or church ministries.
  3. 3.  The student must maintain a ‘C’ average to continue in the program.
  4. 4.  The student’s testimony, on and off campus, must remain above reproach. Any student involved in unacceptable activities, on or off campus, may be dismissed from the program.
  5. 5.  The student must complete a minimum of 12 credits each semester to remain enrolled in the program.

6.  Fees and tuition are not refundable once the semester has begun.