HOW TO APPLY!

REACH Bible College & 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.

REACH Bible College & 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!

ADMISSIONS CHECKLIST: Undergraduate

  1. A completed SUM General Application 
  2. Pastor's Reference Form (download) (electronic submission)
  3. General Reference Form (download) (electronic submission)
  4. Official School Records
    • Freshman - If you have never attended college, submit your Official High School Transcripts or proof of GED(download)
    • Transfer - If you have attended college, submit both your Official High School Transcript or GED and your previous college's Official College Transcript
  5. Essay (email to admissions@sum.edu)
    The essay should be a 1-page typed testimony answering three questions:
            a) How did I become a Christian?
            b) How am I currently serving in my home church?
            c) And upon graduating from SUM, where do I feel the Lord is leading me? 
  6. One time non-refundable Application Fee
  7. Community Covenant
    (Read and agree to the SUM Statement of FaithCourse Catalog, and Student Handbook)
  8. Student Record Release Authorization (FERPA) (download
  9. Admissions Interview

ADMISSIONS CHECKLIST: Graduate

  1. A completed SUM General Application 
  2. Pastor's Reference Form (download) (electronic submission)
  3. General Reference Form (download) (electronic submission)
  4. Educator's Reference Form (download) (electronic submission)
  5. Official College Transcripts 
  6. Essay (email to admissions@sum.edu)
    The essay should be a 1-page typed testimony answering three questions: 
            a) How did I become a Christian? 
            b) How am I currently serving in my home church? 
            c) And upon graduating from REACH, where do I feel the Lord is leading me? 
  7. One time non-refundable Application Fee
  8. Community Covenant
    (Read and agree to the ERACH Statement of FaithCourse Catalog, and Student Handbook)
  9. Student Record Release Authorization (FERPA) (download)    
  10. Admissions Interview

 

Executive Approval / Denial

Upon being admitted to attend REACH Bible College & Seminary, an admissions letter sent via e-mail will include list of additional steps to take. The admitted applicant will also be required to return their signed agreement to the Student Handbook (which should have been reviewed during the Admissions Process) to the Dean of Student Life.

If REACH 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. 

APPLICATION TIMELINE (2015-16)

Student applicants can expect these significant dates:

TrimesterFallWinterSpring
Application Deadline Jul 31, 2015 Oct 30, 2015 Feb 26, 2016
Classes Begin Aug 31, 2015 Nov 30, 2015 Mar 21, 2016
Add / Drop Deadline Sep 11, 2015 Dec 11, 2015 Apr 1, 2016
Classes End Nov 13, 2015 Mar 4, 2015 Jun 3, 2016

Financial Aid

  • Have you completed Financial Aid for SUM? If not, be sure to immediately start the
    Financial Aid Process   ( SUM's Official Federal School Code: 037524 )

Following Acceptance to REACH

  • Housing - Dormitory and Married Student housing (Oakland) is available to full time students only. Apply early to reserve your room. Be sure to note your housing preferences on the attached application document under Housing Information.
  • Bible Entrance - The Bible Entrance Exam is required of all first time students. The Bible knowledge test is for institutional effectiveness data collection.

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