Admission Requirements

WHO MAY APPLY TO THE BERKSHIRE INSTITUTE FOR CHRISTIAN STUDIES?

The Berkshire Institute for Christian Studies educates students who confess Jesus Christ as Savior and who plan to serve Him in the Church and in the community, whatever their vocations.  The Institute is intended for those who desire a quality, Christian education on the college level that presents a biblical world view and that offers direction for spiritual growth.  Each applicant must have earned a high school diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED).

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

The Institute requires the satisfaction of at least two of the following criteria:
    1.  A minimum high school grade point average of 2.6 (based on a 4.0 system).
    2.  A ranking in the upper 40th percentile of one’s high school graduating class.
    3.  A minimum combined average of 1500 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or
                 20 on the American College Test (ACT).

WHAT ABOUT NOT QUITE MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS?

In cases where individuals do not quite meet the stated admission standards, the Administration may find justification in a student’s record for granting provisional acceptance.  As a result, limitations may be placed on the student’s academic load and extracurricular activities.

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

In keeping with biblical ethics, BICS is committed to the policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or physical handicap.  This policy pertains to application and selection for admission as well as for employment and all other personnel actions.  This is in compliance with Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964;  Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and regulations promulgated thereunder, 34 C.F.R. Part 100 (Title VI), Part 106A (Title IX), and Part 104 (Section 504).