1. Fill out and submit the Application for Admission.
2. Contact your pastor and request they fill out the Pastor/Leader Reference form. If you do not have a pastor then have a church leader fill out and submit the form.
3. If you want the seminary to consider your request for transferring of credits from other institutions of higher education, then request an official transcript from each institution and email a copy of them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Upon receipt of the application and its accompanying informational forms, the Admissions Office will review the paperwork and notify you of admittance and the next step to take.
5. ANBS has Associate Dean of Students all around the world. The Dean of Students will notify you of the Associate Dean that will be supervising your education.
The seminary admits students regardless of race, color, and national or ethnic origin, and grants all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to all other students at ANBS. Further, ANBS does not discriminate based on race, color, gender and national or ethnic origin, nor handicap in the administration of its educational and other policies, admissions, disciplinary actions, and any other school administered programs.
ANBS was developed for any individual who desires further Scriptural instruction. The following statements characterize the students we receive:
- Our students are primarily from bi-vocational church positions that desire more education in order to best serve the Lord in the area of their calling.
- Our students tend to be more mature, self-motivated, and self-disciplined to succeed in an individualized study program.
- Our students are from varied races and countries that by majority do not have access to a seminary education because of distance and/or resource issues.
- Our students are not concerned about secular college accreditation issues that some denominations place emphasis upon or require.
- Our students understand that earning a diploma or degree from this seminary will require time and work that equates to what other accredited institutions may require.
ANBS enrolls students expecting a high adherence to being
a Christian as the Holy Bible instructs. The student will be subject to disciplinary actions, suspension until the problem is resolved, or dismissal from the seminary. A student who has been suspended or dismissed may reapply to the seminary, and his/her case will be reviewed by administration and faculty for approval or denial of the application.
Transfer of Credits:
The acceptance of course credit from another institution
of higher education to ANBS involves consideration of accreditation, acceptability of course content, and the applicability of that course work to an ANBS degree program. Transcripts are evaluated by faculty to determine if they can be transferred. The total amount of acceptable transfer credit cannot be more than two-thirds of the degree program’s requirement. The official transcript must show a grade of “C” or above for each course that is transferred. Credits earned from courses where a letter grade of “D” is received may not be transferred. The following types of transferred credits are considered:
1. Regional and National Accreditation:
ANBS transfers credit for appropriate courses completed at institutions that have been granted accreditation by regional or national accrediting bodies recognized by the United States Department of Education. ANBS considers all transfer credit on an individual basis.
2. Lack of Regional or National Accreditation:
ANBS considers for transfer credit, appropriate courses at institutions which have not sought or achieved accreditation by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, including Bible Colleges, Bible Institutes, foreign institutions, and others, on an individual basis. The student is accepted on probation for the first 15 credit hours. If the student demonstrates adequately that they can maintain the level of studies required by ANBS then they will be taken off of probation.
3. Nontraditional Credits:
There are three types of nontraditional credit for which a student may apply.
a. Experiential Learning Credits
ANBS will allow credit for relevant knowledge or skill that you have acquired through professional and life experiences. Experiential learning credits may have
been earned in the ministry and other professions or other non-classroom settings. Appropriate seminars, workshops, and voluntary service are eligible for credit. Students who feel that they qualify for experiential learning credits may do so through course petitions and appropriate documentation. Generally, one course credit equates to about 30 hours of in or out of classroom study.
b. Military Credits
ANBS allows credit for experience obtained while serving in the armed forces. To earn such credit, you must submit required documentation explicitly supporting appropriate learning experiences while in any military service for any nation which is a member of the United Nations.
c. Credit By Examination
You may receive credits in subjects which you have adequate knowledge by taking examinations. If you are interested in pursuing these credits you may discuss this with your faculty advisor to arrange testing.
Enrolled students have access to our on-line library to assist with research for course assignments.
1. All students must demonstrate proficiency in writing and research. Prior academic work, entrance testing and/or previous research papers will be used in evaluating a student’s ability.
2. All students must demonstrate a basic proficiency in the use of computers. The student’s proficiency is evaluated by an interview with their faculty advisor.
3. Normal full time academic course load is twelve to fifteen semester hours depending upon the program in which the student is enrolled. The maximum load is twenty-one semester hours.
4. Requirements for graduation are individually approved by your faculty advisor within the general guidelines for course requirements for degree programs at ANBS.
5. All degree programs must be completed within a maximum of 10 years unless otherwise approved by your faculty advisor.
6. Thirty (30) hours of Bible or Christian based coursework from the level below the degree you are seeking is required as prerequisites for the Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral programs.
ANBS accepts international students both on-site and online. Students wishing to attend on-site classes at our seminary should have the F-1 Student Visa, international student medical insurance, the financial ability to take care of living expenses while in the US, and written approval from the ANBS management staff. ANBS does not charge tuition for enrollment or classes. Students must be attending with the goal of accomplishing a degree from the seminary.
An applicant, who qualifies for admission and is given approval by a faculty advisor, may audit classes with no plan to achieve a diploma or degree. Auditing classes can help the student to fulfill requirements for other institutions or just to increase knowledge and wisdom for their own personal growth.
The primary vision of ANBS is to provide a free seminary education for those that cannot afford to pay, and who cannot leave their global assignments to come to the U.S. and study. Ministries, churches, alumni, and other individuals may give to the seminary as the Lord leads in order to offset its expenses.
Students progress through their classes at their own rate. Therefore Withdrawing for a class is unnecessary.
The seminary offers practicum courses to our students. Practicum courses combine academics with fieldwork in a related area. Practicum courses give students opportunities to “learn by doing.” Students work with their dean to be assigned either to a field placement at a church or organization, or to a project that relates to the student’s topic. Students are encouraged to critically reflect on the meaning of their fieldwork experiences and what it means to be practicing in that field. These courses provide students the opportunity to cultivate a skill set relevant to their interest while they are interacting with peers, church members, and other ministers. These courses also can help students to seek God about their interest in an area that they may be sensing God’s call. The amount of practicum credit hours allowed toward a degree is 15.
Students must satisfactorily complete all of the program requirements and give evidence of Christian character in order to qualify for graduation.