Step-by-Step Application Process for HS Seniors

1. Application
Complete the online application.

2. ACT or SAT Test Scores
Provide either the ACT or SAT college entrance exam report. You may secure information regarding these college testing programs and national test dates from a high school counselor or by visiting act.org or collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/about.html.

3. High School Transcripts
Ask your high school to send us an initial copy of your transcript. When you graduate, send a final transcript to us.

4. 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.

5. Educator's Reference
Ask a nonrelative teacher or regional advisor to submit the reference form online or mail in the paper form. For individuals who do not have a regional advisor, a nonrelative youth pastor, Sunday school teacher, employer, or other individual who is familiar with your educational background may complete this form.

6. 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.

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

If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 1-888-FAITH.4.U. We will help you in any way we can!

Meet Tashika Witter

tashika witter

Hometown: St. Elizabeth, Jamaica
Major: Biblical Studies/Counseling
Year: Graduated 2011; Now in Seminary

How did you hear about Faith?
God's purpose and plan in the life of a believer is always far bigger than what he can ever envision for himself (Jer. 29:11; Isa. 55:8-9). When I started at a Bible college in Jamaica I knew nothing of Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, nor did I know that it would be where God would take me. God sovereignly worked through two former students of Faith who introduced me to the college.

How was your experience with the Admissions Department?
God greatly used the Admissions team of Faith to accomplish His purpose. The staff lovingly encouraged and aided me as I sought to organize the necessary documentation for the completion of the admissions process.

What are your favorite parts about being at Faith so far?
Being at Faith has brought with it the opportunity of meeting and developing wonderful friendships that I am sure will not only last for this life time but also for eternity. Daily I sit under the teaching of highly trained godly professors who are interested not only in my academic progress but also in my spiritual progress as well. As I interact with faculty and staff members of Faith I have come to realize that this Christ-like attitude is a central motor of the college.

How was the transition as an international student?
Several challenges have emerged as a result of cultural differences, some of which are changes in the weather, difference in food, and being away from family and friends. Despite these differences, though, God has repeatedly shown His grace by providing different persons to help in one way or the other to alleviate the effects of them.

What are your future plans?
With the training I am receiving at Faith, both formal and informal, I am convinced that I am being equipped to embark on the next phase of my life as God leads. I cannot say at this point exactly where that will be, but I am convinced that God does (Prov. 3:5, 6); thus I rest secure on His promise to give me an expected end.

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 toefl.org. 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

If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We will help you in any way we can!

Meet Stephanie Brown

Stephanie Brown

Hometown: Elyria, Ohio
Major: Missionary Nursing
Year: Sophomore
 
Did you get a chance to visit campus? How was that experience?
I had visited Faith 3 times before I decided to go. The first time I was a freshman in high school. I wasn't too impressed because I thought it was way too cold. The second time was in between my junior and senior years of high school for a volleyball camp, and I enjoyed it. I then visited in March 2010 and absolutely loved it. For once I felt like this was exactly where God wanted me to be. The people here were very friendly and willing to help me with anything.    
 
How was your overall experience with the Admissions Department?
It was great! I could not believe how caring people could truly be. At so many other schools I felt like I was just another number. But with Faith I felt a genuine concern from others for what God wanted for my life, whether that was attending Faith Baptist Bible College or not.
 
Why did you choose Faith?
I had attended a Christian liberal arts school and also a community college before I transferred to Faith, so I was very familiar with all different types of schooling. But Faith was different. I loved the fact that they emphasized Bible and ministry throughout everything. No other school I had been to made that their focus, and when I visited here that is one of the first things I noticed. I love being a part of ministry and am thankful for a school that encourages and requires us to be a part of it:I have never been a part of something like this and I love it.
 
What would you say to others thinking about coming to Faith?
Well, first of all, pray. God can do so much through our prayers to Him. And it never hurts to come and visit. I was struggling with the decision to transfer here, but when I visited, God opened my eyes to all that I could accomplish here at this great Christian college. I thank God everyday for blessing me with such a great environment, and I am truly excited to see what God is going to do with my life thanks to the ministry of Faith Baptist Bible College.
 
What was the transition like from visitor to student? Did it take you a while to start to fit in?
At first I was pretty worried about the people situation. Being a transfer student, I had already been through the meeting many new people process and was not sure how it would go over here at Faith. In the end I realized how friendly and nice people are here and had no problem at all meeting everyone. God has truly blessed me with some great friends already in my first semester here. What an awesome blessing!
 
How was your experience with the Registrar's Office?
It was very smooth. They informed me concerning all of the credits that transferred, which was almost every credit, and explained how that would fit into my remaining years here at Faith.    
 
What are your favorite parts about being a student so far at Faith?
I love it all. The environment and people are all great! It's awesome to have one common bond in Christ, despite all the different cultures, backgrounds, and interests.    Also, I love the classes; it's so refreshing to be able to dig into God's Word everyday and learn more and more about Him.

Events

Faith Hosts Mission Agency Conferences

July 14-18, July 28-August 1

Faith will host the Continental Baptist Missions family conference and the North American missionaries of Baptist Mid-Mission.