Admissions

Office of Admissions and Recruitment

At Arkansas Baptist College, students who live on-campus have a variety of opportunities for personal growth and development. Students will receive the 360-degree experience of campus life through both structured and informal programs as well as leadership opportunities throughout the academic year.

We encourage students to get involved in the exciting activities of campus life. From historical organizations to grassroots initiatives, the opportunities are endless for you to create your own unique experiences and memories.

Arkansas Baptist College has an “open admission policy” that allows admittance to all persons who show the potential for college level work, who subscribe to the mission and purpose of Arkansas Baptist College, and who meet the admissions requirements. Students of all races, creeds, and national origins are welcome. New students are admitted in the Fall, Spring, and Summer.

TYPES OF ADMISSIONS APPLICATIONS

Freshman Application

A freshman student is a student who has or will graduate from high school and who has never enrolled in a post-secondary institution.

Freshman International Application

An international student is a student who is not a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States. Students applying for admissions from countries other than the United States must submit the required credentials (depending on the country) and examination scores.

Official transcripts, mark sheets, exam results and certificates/diplomas for all secondary coursework in the original language from secondary schools are required. Academic records must have a seal or an original signature. Photocopies are acceptable if they are noted as “CertifiedTrue Copy” and signed by a school official. If records are not in English, the applicant must include a certified English translation of all documents.

A professional evaluation agency must evaluate all international transcripts. We recommend using World Education Services (WES) to complete your evaluation. Visit http://www.wes.org to view which documents are required for each country and to request a Document-by-Document Report. Identify Arkansas Baptist College as a receiving institution at the time of application with WES.

Students must have sufficient financial resources to study at Arkansas Baptist College. The statement should come from a financial institution verifying the amount in US currency on account to be used for the student’s educational and living expenses. The Statement of Financial Support must be on file also with all required admissions documents before the admission application is evaluated.

Transfer Application

An applicant who has attended another regionally accredited post- secondary institution in any capacity, regardless if credit is earned, after the completion of high school is a transfer student.

Only grades of “C” and better are accepted for transfer credit. Each transcript is evaluated on its own merit in accordance with its conformity with the program of study at Arkansas Baptist College. Credit transferred is not used in computing the grade point average at Arkansas Baptist College.

Transfer International Application

An international student is a student who is not a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States. Students applying for admissions from countries other than the United States must submit the required credentials (depending on the country) and examination scores.

Official transcripts, mark sheets, exam results and certificates/diplomas for all secondary coursework in the original language from secondary schools are required. Academic records must have a seal or an original signature. Photocopies are acceptable if they are noted as “CertifiedTrue Copy” and signed by a school official. If records are not in English, the applicant must include a certified English translation of all documents.

A professional evaluation agency must evaluate all international transcripts. We recommend using World Education Services (WES) to complete your evaluation. Visit http://www.wes.org to view which documents are required for each country and to request a Document-by-Document Report. Identify Arkansas Baptist College as a receiving institution at the time of application with WES.

Students must have sufficient financial resources to study at Arkansas Baptist College. The statement should come from a financial institution verifying the amount in US currency on account to be used for the student’s educational and living expenses. The Statement of Financial Support must be on file also with all required admissions documents before the admission application is evaluated.

Transient Application

Students who are enrolled in another institution may be allowed temporary matriculation at ABC. Transient admission is ordinarily limited to one semester. Transient students must submit an official application for admission and a letter of approval from the registrar certifying that they are currently eligible to return to the parent institution and that they have been granted permission to enroll at ABC for a specified period. The College requires that the letter of approval from the registrar include a list of courses that the student should take while enrolled at ABC.

NOTE: The University reserves the right to modify these requirements.

Re-Admit Application

Students who have previously attended ABC and have not been in attendance for a semester or more require to apply for readmission by the deadline dates listed on the academic calendar for admission.

Office of Admissions

Phone: 501-420-1200

Office Hours:
(Mon-Fri) 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

Department Contact

James Burrell, M.S.
Director of Admissions
james.burrell@arkansasbaptist.edu

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When To Apply?

Fall:  August 1st
Spring:    December 15th
Summer:  June 1st

 

Where to submit necessary documents?

ATTN: Office of Admissions
1600 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone:(501)420-1200

Admissions Checklist

Admissions Checklist

First Time Freshman

  • Submit Admissions Application
  • Submit Official High School Transcripts
  • Submit Official ACT/SAT Test Scores
  • Submit a copy of your Immunization Records

Transfer Students

  • Submit Admissions Application
  • Submit Official High School Transcripts with graduation date if you have less than 30 transferable credit hours
  • Submit Official ACT/SAT Test Scores if you have less than 30 transferable credit hours
  • Submit a copy of your Immunization Records
  • Submit Official Transcripts from all institutions previously attended

Special Campus Tour

Campus on a tour designed for prospective graduate and professional students. You will see how our university like, facilities, students and life in this university. Meet our graduate admissions representative to learn more about our graduate programs and decide what it the best for you.

Admissions - Frequently Asked Questions

What are the admissions requirements? 

Arkansas Baptist College has an Open Enrollment Policy

What is needed for an admissions review?

Admissions Application, Secondary School Transcript, SAT/ACT Test Results, Immunization Records and $25.00 Non-Refundable Application fee.

Will the College accept the (GED) General Education Diploma?

Yes, as long as you submit a copy of your GED Score Report.

How do I apply for Financial Aid?

Complete the FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid)

Who helps me choose my courses? 

Each student is assigned an advisor as a freshman; that advisor counsels you on course selection.

How many hours do you have to take per semester?

The normal course load is 15 to 16 credit hours per semester.  An undergraduate student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours in order to be considered a full-time student.

How do I receive advance placement credit?

Students must take the College Board Achievement Test prior to their fall orientation and forward the official scores to the Admissions Office to ensure proper placement. They must score a 3 or higher in order to receive credit.

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