Entrance requirements

Applicants to Faith Builders should evidence Christian character and commitment, a commitment to family and church, some potential for effectiveness in Christian ministry, and the academic achievement and ability necessary for assignments. The purpose of these requirements is not to exclude potential students but to ensure that students will succeed. Prospective students may call or write the admissions staff at Faith Builders to discuss plans, goals, and questions. Call (814) 789-4518 or contact us by e-mail at admissions@fbep.org.

Requirements for Summer and Winter Term Applicants

  1. Be committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ
  2. Be at least eighteen years of age when the term begins.
  3. Be a church member in good standing.
  4. Support the doctrinal statement of Faith Builders.
  5. Be willing to follow the lifestyle guidelines of Faith Builders.

Requirements for Two-year Applicants

The primary criteria for selecting students for two-year tracks of study include the following:

  1. Spiritual Condition
    Of primary concern to the school is the spiritual and emotional condition of students. We are fully committed to the preparation of the whole person. In order to accomplish our goals, students must express
    • a desire to follow Christ in discipleship and service,
    • a willingness to be discipled, and
    • a commitment to uphold the standards of the school.
  2. Age
    The applicant should be at least eighteen years of age when studies at FB begin.
  3. Relationship with home church and parents
    We are also concerned that apprentices maintain contact with their home church and parents. Apprentices must be church members in good standing. We need a commitment from a student’s home and church to stay in contact with the student on a regular basis while the student is at Faith Builders.
  4. Academic achievement and ability
    To demonstrate the ability to meet the academic requirements of Faith Builders, a student must have:
    • A 2.0-grade-point average from any high-school or post-secondary institution.
    • Graduation from an accepted secondary school, certificate of high school equivalency (e.g., home-school), or a G.E.D. certificate. NOTE: We strongly recommend a college-preparatory high school curriculum that includes 4 units of English, 3 units of math, 3 units of science, 3 units of history, and 2 or more units of a foreign language.
    • One of the following:
      1. 21 ACT Composite
      2. 980 Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Verbal and Math
      3. 1500 SAT total
      4. These scores are not necessary if you have 30 semester hours of transferable college credit with a GPA of 2.0 or higher, are over 24 years of age, or are an international student. We may also waive this requirement if you have studied previously at FB’s Summer or Winter Terms.
    • Students who do not meet these standards may be interested in applying to Faith Builders Christian School to complete their high school work.

Other considerations in the enrollment process are as follows.

Doctrine
An applicant will not be admitted who denies or is unwilling to receive instruction about any teaching in the doctrinal statement.

Lifestyle
Faith Builders reserves the right to deny or revoke the admission of any candidate whose behavior or lifestyle is inconsistent with the doctrinal statement, biblical principles, or standards of the FB community.

Relationships
Engaged or married applicants are welcome. The spouse or fiancée of an applicant should be involved in and supportive of any decision to seek admission to FB.

Other
Race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, and disability are not factors in the selection process.

See also: Foreign students, Tuition and fees, Scholarship Program