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Please Read the Following Admission Policies Before Applying

Once all information is received, the applicant's file will go before the admissions committee for approval. The Office of Admissions will inform the applicant of the admissions committee's action. If an applicant fails to register for classes within one year of approval, he/she will be required to reapply and supply updated information. The college reserves the right to perform a background check and/or credit check on any and all applicants. All applicants are encouraged to call the Office of Admissions at any time if they have any questions. All forms used for the admissions process can be found on the college web site at www.baptistcollege.edu/admissions.

  1. Will have been a Christian with active participation in a local church for at least one year.
  2. Will provide affirmation of faith and service.
  3. Will be recommended by a local Christian church.
  4. Will submit a personal recommendation.
  5. Will be of strong moral character.
  6. Will not use tobacco, recreational narcotics, alcohol or any other intoxicants in any form or amount.
  7. Will be emotionally and socially capable of adjusting to college life.
  8. Will show evidence of responsibility in personal money management.
  9. Will submit satisfactory descriptions of any and all divorces and remarriages.
  10. Will submit proof of immunizations for measles and rubella as indicated by Rule 6C-6.001(5) Florida Administrative Code before acceptance into BCF. All students are required to submit a BCF Immunization form documenting meningococcal meningitis and Hepatitis B, or a signed waiver stating information on both diseases has been read and the student declines receipt of each vaccine.
  11. Will possess a high school diploma or the equivalent General Education Diploma (GED). Official academic transcripts and GED certificates with scores and date of completion or graduation must be sent from their points of origin directly to the Office of Admissions.
  12. Will submit official transcripts from any and all institutions of higher education attended. Transfer students who have an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited college or university may be able to submit an official college transcript in lieu of the high school transcript requirement (see also Transfer of Credit from Other Institutions).
  13. Will meet the following ACT/SAT requirements:
    a. First-time freshmen who have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent are required to submit official ACT or SAT scores.
    b. Transfer students who have earned at least 24 semester hours of college credit may be exempt from the ACT/SAT requirement.
    c. Students failing to submit these scores as required, may be provisionally admitted at the discretion of the admissions committee for one semester only. Students who fail to submit the required test scores will not be permitted to register for subsequent semesters.
  14. Home Schooled Students, in addition to all other requirements, must present a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale on a home school transcript and give evidence of having earned a minimum of 20 units, with at least 14 units from the fields of English (4), math (4), social sciences (3) and natural sciences (3).
  15. May be conditionally admitted at the discretion of the admissions committee. Conditional admission will apply to degree seeking applicants whose credentials warrant concern about their ability to complete a degree program at The Baptist College of Florida. Conditionally admitted applicants may gain regular admission to the college by demonstrating their ability to do college work during the first two regular semesters. Under no circumstances will students remain on conditional admission beyond one year. Failure to earn the minimum grade point average for unconditional retention by the end of the second regular semester will result in permanent suspension from the college.

Important Note: Degree Seeking Applicants must submit all official documents by the end of the Drop/Add date. Applicants not meeting requirements for regular admission prior to the Drop/Add date may be admitted as a non-degree seeking student only. Refer to "Non-Degree Seeking Applicants" section.

For a complete listing of "Admission Requirements" please see the current college catalog Link will open a new window (pdf).

Click here Link will open a new window (pdf) to download a printable version of the Application for Admission.

BCF Online Application for Admission

Please fill out the following Application Form.

Personal Information:

First Name: Last Name: MI:

Perferred Name: Soc. Sec. No:

Address: City: State: Zip:

County: Home Phone: Cell Phone:

Email: State of Residence:

Are you a Citizen of the United States? Yes: No: If no where?

Marital Status:

* If "separated" or "divorced", please explain:

Spouse's Name:

Do you use alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs?

If yes, please explain.

Emergency Contact Information: Please give us the information of how to contact a parent or nearest relative (other than spouse) in case of an emergency.

Name: Phone: Relation to Applicant:

Address: City: State: Zip:

Church Information:

Church Name: Telephone:

Address: City: State: Zip:

Denomination:

Affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention?

Local Association: Pastor's Name:

Church Website (if known):

Length of membership?

Academic Information:

Please select the highest level of school completed:

High School Name: City: State:

Date Graduated: Date GED Passed:

Have you taken the American College Test (ACT)? Date : Score:

Have you taken the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)? Date: Score:

Please list all other school and colleges attended beyond high school:
(please include: Name, City, State, Credits Earned, Degrees Earned and Dates of Enrollment)

Enrollment Information:

Application for

Admission Status: First-time Freshman Transfer Returning Student (Re-admit)

Non-degree Seeking Status (If applicable): Non-degree Audit GED

Intended Major, Graceville Campus:

Intended Major, Online:

Intended Major, Distance Sites:
Distance Site Location:

Application Information:

How did you hear about The Baptist College of Florida?

Please list three reasons why you chose to apply to The Baptist College of Florida:

Do you wish to be considered for financial aid?

If you wish to be considered for financial aid, please submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Federal Student Aid Programs, P.O. Box 4032, Iowa City, IA 52243 or submit an application on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov

I have/will submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Federal Student Aid Programs on:

Legal History:

Have you ever been convicted of, or pled no contest to a felony?

If yes, please enclose a letter of explanation. Give dates and important facts.

Personal Affirmation:
Applicants must affirm each of the items in the next section in order to be considered for admission. Please place your initials by each statement as indication of your affirmation.

I hereby affirm that I have accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord and have surrendered my life for all that He desires to do in and through me.

I further affirm that if accepted to The Baptist College of Florida, I agree to abide by the moral and educational standards of the college as defined in the College Catalog Link will open a new window and Student HandbookLink will open a new window. I understand once admitted, The Baptist College of Florida is authorized to use my likeness in promotional materials. I certify that the answers in this application are true, complete, and accurate to the best of my knowledge and belief.


In compliance with federal law, including provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Baptist College of Florida does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or military service in its administration of education policies, programs, or activities; admissions policies; or employment. Under federal law, the college may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purposes. Inquires or complaints should be directed to Sandra Richards, Director of Enrollment Management and Marketing, at (850) 263-3261, ext. 415.

The Baptist College of Florida
5400 College Drive Graceville, Florida 32440-1898
(850) 263-3261 - 1-(800) 328-2660 ext. 460
www.baptistcollege.edu

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