Step-by-Step Application Process for International Students

Applications for admission are submitted to the Faith Baptist Bible College Office of Admission. For purposes of admission, an international student is defined as a student who is, or will be, in the United States on a nonimmigrant visa.

1. Application
Complete the online application (free) or mail your application for admission with a $25 U.S. fee.

2. Pastor/Christian Worker's Reference
Ask a nonrelative pastor, deacon, Sunday school teacher, youth sponsor, or other Christian worker to submit the reference form online or mail in the paper reference form.

3. Submit Educator's Reference
Ask a nonrelative teacher or educator to submit the form online or mail in the paper reference form. For individuals who have been out of school for an extended period of time, a noneducator who can evaluate your educational ability may be used.

4. College Transcripts
If you had previous college work, ask the college to send to us a copy of your official transcripts. Click here to download a Transcript Request form. Faxed transcripts, scanned documents, and transcripts photocopied without a fresh seal are not considered official records.

All translated records should be literal, not interpretative, and accompanied by the original language record. All records should be freshly certified by the school, not by notaries or translators.

5. TOEFL Test
If English is not your primary language, you are required to complete a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and have your scores sent to Faith. You can access information about this test at A minimum score of 530 is required on the written exam and 197 on the computer exam.

6. Financial Paperwork
Submit documented evidence of financial support for educational expenses. You and a sponsor must sign the financial certificate. In addition, the certificate must be countersigned and sealed by the sponsor's bank, or a separate letter or statement may be issued to support the information provided on the certificate. Click here to download the financial certificate.

Send all documents to the Admissions Department by April 1.
Admissions Department
Faith Baptist Bible College
1900 NW Fourth St.
Ankeny, IA 50023

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Faith Chorale Spring Concert

March 17

The Faith Chorale will present its annual spring concert March 17 at 7:00 pm. This concert will be held in the Nettleton Center.

Spring Alumni Dessert Fellowship

March 27, 7 pm

Join us for a time of fellowship with old classmates, and hear what's new at Faith.

Instrumental Spring Concert

April 7

The Faith Instrumental Ensembles will present their annual spring concert April 7 at 7:00 p.m. This concert will be held in the Nettleton Center.