Admissions

Application Deadlines

The deadline for the August cohort is July 15

The deadline for the October cohort is September 15

The deadline for the January cohort is December 15

The deadline for the March cohort is February 15

The deadline for the June cohort is May 15

General Requirements

Applicants must see that the Admissions Office receives the completed online application, recommendation forms, essay, and official transcripts. Applicants must demonstrate that they have the spiritual maturity, desire and calling to complete their chosen program.

Admissions Requirements

  1. Applicants must complete and submit the online application, including the application form, an essay, and two recommendation forms.
  2. Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. International students must have the equivalent of an accredited degree in their nation. Official transcripts of all postsecondary schools where coursework was completed must be sent directly by each institution to the Admissions Office.
  3. Applicants must have read and indicate that they understand the Statement of Faith.
  4. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 out of 4.00 for unqualified admission. A GPA between 2.50 and 3.00 will be considered for admission on probation. Any GPA below 2.50 will require a written explanation and a student interview.
  5. For applicants whose native language is other than English, a TOEFL score of 550 paper or 213 Internet or 7.0 IETLS score.
  6. The Admissions Committee may request the applicant to submit additional materials and/or schedule an interview with a seminary representative.

Part-Time Students

Each part-time student must complete the same application and registration requirements that are required for a full-time student. Part-time status is enrollment in one to eleven credit hours per semester.   A degree may be earned on a part-time basis, but all requirements must be completed within ten years from the date of first enrollment.

Transfer Students and Policies

Students desiring to transfer credit hours must forward a complete, official transcript from the former institution to the Admissions Office. Transfer students with an overall grade point average below 2.0 may be admitted on probation at the discretion of the Admissions Office. The college will consider the transfer of credit hours from accredited college-level institutions for courses that are similar in content to those offered at this college. Only those courses carrying a grade of at least a “C” will be considered for transfer. If the applicant transfers from a non-accredited college-level institution, transfer credit will be based upon the course description and the educational qualifications of the instructor. The applicant may be required to furnish a course description catalog from the transferring institution before judgment will be made concerning the transfer of credit. FFC reserves the right to refuse the transfer of credit hours from any institution that does not meet academic standards that are deemed reasonable. Regardless of the applicant’s GPA at the transferring institution, a GPA of 2.0 or more must be attained in courses at this college to satisfy graduation requirements.