American Baptist College does not just focus on the academic development of our students; we are interested in your personal and spiritual growth as well. Our approach ensures that you graduate not only with knowledge and skills, but also with a strong moral compass. The ABC student has integrity, is academically ambitious, has a leadership and entrepreneurial spirit, has a spirit of curiosity and creativity, and is involved in community engagement.

General Requirements

High school graduates must follow these steps in making application for admission to the College:

  1. Complete online application
  2. Submit approved high school or present an equivalence certificate from having passed the General Education Development (GED) Tests
    1. The following distribution of high school subjects is recommended for all applicants for the degree programs:

      • English 4 units
      • Mathematics (including Algebra and Plane Geometry) 3 units
      • Latin or a modern foreign language 2 units
      • World History and American History 2 units
      • Natural Science 2 units
  3. One Letter of Recommendation
  4. 300-500 Word Essay (Typed)
Questions to consider and answer when you write your essay
    • Share your story- tell us who you are, share your accomplishments, reflect on a hobby, or experience that is genuinely meaningful and unique to you.
    • What sets you apart from other applicants?
    • How have you overcome obstacles and problems? (Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure). How did it affect you and what lessons did you learn?
    • What are your long term goals? (What difference do you want to make in the world?)
    • Why do you want to attend ABC?


All forms and transcripts must be in the Admission Office prior to the deadline for applications indicated in the academic calendar.

Transfer Students

A student desiring to transfer from another college must follow all of the steps outlined above in applying for admission. In addition to his or her high school record, the student must request the registrar of each college attended since high school graduation to send an official transcript of his or her academic work. A transfer student from an accredited college will be admitted upon evidence of satisfactory work from the college previously attended.

All courses taken at another college that is accredited may be applied toward degree program requirements at American Baptist College if they are directly comparable to courses offered at American Baptist College. Only the grade of “C” or above may be transferred.

Pre-Admission Testing

Although not required for admission, the College encourages that all prospective students take the SAT or ACT. It will be used to determine academic strengths and weaknesses. These scores are also used to determine eligibility for state grants and scholarships.


Requirements are the same as for general admissions; however, the essay should explain why you want to return, what prevented you from completing previously, and what will be different now. There is an application fee for readmits only.