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ADMISSIONS

Thank you for taking time to explore the possibilities Faith International University has to offer! The programs of study available here are designed for our students to grow and serve according to the Lord’s leading in their lives.

Our Admissions Office is a “One Stop Shop” for Future Students—assisting with all types of questions about our school, becoming a student, and other interests relevant to prospective students. We look forward to serving you until the completion of your admissions process.

You are invited to contact us directly:

Bachelor Programs

High School completion or equivalent (normally with a minimum GPA of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale).

Master’s Programs

Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (normally with a minimum GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale).

Doctor of Strategic Leadership Program

A Master degree from an accredited institution (normally with a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale).

Doctor of Ministry Program

Master of Divinity degree from an accredited institution or substantive equivalent (normally with a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale).

For further information about Admission Requirements refer to our Academic Catalog.

Resident

  • Resident-Hybrid: Courses typically require one week of resident instruction combined with online education. Webinars also use this classification.
  • Weekly-Resident: Classes meet in residence one session per week—daytime and/or evening. 

Online

  • Courses available online. Some online course utilize pre‑recorded lectures on DVD.

 

For further information about Methods of Instruction refer to our Academic Catalog.

Regular Admission

This category is applied to students who meet admission requirements as determined by the Admissions Committee assigned to review their complete application file.

Probational Admission
This category is applied to students who wish to enter a program but have a GPA below regular admission standards or hold a prerequisite degree from an unaccredited institution. This status is monitored by the Office of the Registrar and may be removed after the successful completion of a set number of quarter hours determined by the Admissions Committee.

Provisional Admission

This category is applied to students who wish to register for classes and intend to enter a degree program but have not yet completed the general application requirements. For a limited time (typically one quarter), students in this category are permitted to enroll in no more than two courses. Additionally, they are required to satisfactorily complete the application requirements promptly (typically within 3 weeks) and be admitted under Regular or Probational Admission before they would be eligible to register for additional classes. This status is monitored by the Office of the Registrar in consultation with the Office of Admissions. This status is not available for doctoral programs or nonimmigrant students.

Unclassified Admission

This category is applied to students who wish to take courses for credit or audit but are not intending to enter a degree program. Students in this category are limited to enrolling for no more than two courses per quarter (maximum four quarters).

Continuing Education

This category is applied to students who wish to take courses for career advancement, to meet vocational requirements, or to satisfy academic prerequisites.

Advanced Standing

If an applicant previously has earned a recognized master’s degree consisting of a minimum of 60 quarter hours in a related field, a student may be admitted with advanced standing and enroll in a master’s program with a reduced number of hours. The reduction of hours may vary depending upon the nature and weight of the previous degree(s). The normal reduction of hours for the 72-hour MA is 12 with a maximum of 24. The normal reduction of hours for the 136-hour MDiv is 28 with a maximum of 40. Advanced standing also is available for the DSL program. The normal reduction of hours for the 80-hour DSL is 12 with a maximum of 20. Advanced standing is not available for the DMin program.


For further information about Categories of Admission refer to our Academic Catalog.

  1. Submit complete Application Packet for program of study.
  2. Submit all required documentation & fees pertaining to non-immigrant student admission, which includes but is not limited to the following:

    • Satisfactory TOEFL or IELTS scores are normally required of English program applicants if English is not their primary language.
    • Evidence of adequate financial resources to live and study in the United States.
    • Forms, worksheets, and documentation relevant to non-immigrant student admission.
    • I-20 Processing fee (and any other relevant fees).

Forms and instructions pertaining to non-immigrant Student Admission can be found here: International Admission Supplement
For further information about Non-immigrant Student Admission refer to our Academic Catalog.

After all necessary application/admissions documents are received by the Admissions Office, the Admissions Committee will evaluate your application materials and notify you by email & letter of your admission status (usually within two weeks).

For further information about Admissions refer to our Academic Catalog or contact the Office of Admissions: