Thank you so much for your interest in Beacon Institute of Ministry. We know that you could have chosen to go to any other education facility, but you have chosen Beacon, We don’t take that lightly. The Admissions Office is here to assist you during your application process. Please do not hesitate to let us know how we may serve you.. It will be our pleasure to do so. 541-298-5552 or 541-296-3371 or E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
“For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord,” plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Beacon Institute of Ministry welcomes applications for admission from prospective students who possess the qualifications the institution considers necessary. An application packet may be obtained through each local learning center which handles all matters related to admissions directly. Applicants are welcome to visit the local center to discuss the Institute program. Formal admission is required of all students intending to pursue studies at BIM.
Admission to Beacon Institute of Ministry is governed by procedures developed by BIM based on Biblical truths. The prospective student is assessed according to academic background, moral character, personal testimony for the Lord Jesus Christ, and a sincere desire to study the Scriptures. If the applicant meets the required standards in these areas, he is admitted to the institution on a course –to –course basis.
All male and female applicants for admission are considered without regard to race, national or ethnic origin, or handicap. Questions on the application relating to these items are for the purpose of preparing reports and have no bearing on the admission process.
Initial Application Procedures
Communications regarding admission should be directed so that the director of a local learning center may assist you in enrolling.
The items listed below constitute an applicant’s credentials upon which a decision for admission is based. Because a signature and official transcripts are required, applications may not be submitted via internet.
1.Application for admission, Biblical Foundation Statement,
Standards of Conduct.
2.High school transcript or a copy of a High school diploma (a report of the
results of the General Education Development (GED.) test may be pre-
sented in lieu of the high school transcript);
3.Three references are to be listed. These will include references from the
applicant’s pastor and tow acquaintances unrelated to the applicant;
4.$25.00 non-refundable application fee.
Students who are re-enrolling must submit a new application form and an application fee. The new application must include any new information.
YOUR NEXT STEPS WITH BIM:
1. Obtain an application for admission from the BIM office in The Dalles or Beaverton.
2. Return completed application with a copy of high school diploma, GED or equivalent, copy of picture identification and a $25 non-refundable application fee. High school juniors may audit courses, and high school seniors may audit or take courses for credit, based on approval by the Director.
3. If applying for credit for previous education or ministerial experience, obtain a Request for Advanced Standing form from you local BIM office and return completed form, along with a copy of college transcripts.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Students Without a High School Diploma or Equivalent
The following individuals may apply for enrollment at the Institute if they satisfy the requirements of the “ability-to-benefit” provision,
Typically, all individuals will have received a high school diploma or an equivalent before enrolling in the Institute. The following individuals who have not completed high school may submit applications for enrollment if they satisfy the requirements stated below. This provision is known as the “ability-to –benefit” provision. Its primary purpose is to ensure that students are capable of completing courses of study and that they and the ministries they serve will benefit from their studies at the Institute.
Under this provision, high school juniors and seniors may be approved to audit courses or take them for credit. Other high school students may be approved to attend as observers. Other individuals 18 years of age or older who have not completed high school or an equivalent may be approved to audit or take students for credits Procedures for enrolling under this provision follow.
The director of the local learning center will sign and submit a letter to the Dean of the Institute along with a completed Application for Admission (to include a separate check for the application fee) for the potential student. The letter must state that the director believes the candidate is capable of completing Institute courses and maintaining a “C” average grade. The letter must also explain how the candidate will benefit from the courses and how the ministries the recommendation that the student be admitted as a student.
These individuals, if accepted as credit students, will be admitted in an “academic probation” status for 15 units. Whey must maintain a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) or higher through these 15 units in order to have the probationary status dropped.
Applications for individuals to be admitted under this provision require approved by the Dean of the Institute at the central headquarters. If the applications is not approved, the application fee will be
returned with a letter of explanation. If the application is approved, a copy of the approval will be sent to the director.
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