Admission Requirements & Application Details for Bible College Transfer Student

General Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission as a Bible College Transfer Student, you must have completed a minimum of one year of studies since leaving high school. 

Bible college transfer applicants are eligible for admission consideration if they have:

  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 60%,
  • Completed the appropriate program-specific prerequisite courses, and
  • Attended a college accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE).

If you were not eligible for admission consideration directly out of high school, a minimum of two years of full time studies must be completed at the Bible College.

In addition to the General Admission Requirements, please also review the Program Specific Pre-requisites to determine what particular courses you will require from your academic background.  

Program Specific Requirements

To determine your program-specific prerequisite requirements, choose from the drop-down menus below:

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How to Apply

To apply to any undergraduate program offered at Lakehead University (excluding the Two-Year Bachelor of Education, Juris Doctor or One-Year Honours Bachelor of Social Work programs), the application form used will vary on the number of courses you intend to complete during your time at Lakehead University.

For full-time studies: (four or more full course equivalents)  
---> Apply through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre on the 105 Application Form 

For part-time studies: (less than three and one half courses) 
---> Apply through the Lakehead University Undergraduate Application Form

Required Documentation

Applicants are to submit the following required documentation as part of the application process.

  1. Official Transcripts
  2. Course Descriptions (excludes Engineering college transfer applicants and applicants applying through a pathway agreement)
  3. Language Proficiency Requirements (if applicable)
  4. Consent Form & Reference Letter (Nursing transfer applicants only)

Applicants to Music or Visual Arts program(s), please refer to additional information here

Transfer Credit

Applicants from Bible Colleges, accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), formerly the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges (AABC), may be considered for advanced standing. Consideration will be based on:

  • Two years study is required for applicants who did not previously complete the necessary minimum requirements for admission to the university (high school transcript may be required),
  • A minimum grade of 70% must have been attained in the appropriate course(s) for transfer credit consideration,
  • Only academic courses will be granted credit. No credit will be granted for courses related to church education or administration, pastoral studies, counselling, or courses intended to promote doctrinal or denominational belief.
  • Credit may be permitted at the first or second year level only

The assessment of transfer credit towards the first two years of an undergraduate degree at Lakehead University does not constitute recognition of a completed degree from an accredited bible college for purposes of admission to any post-baccalaureate degree program. The assignment of transfer credits to a specific degree program is at the discretion of the admitting authority of the faculty or academic department concerned.

In-progress transcripts or unofficial copies can be uploaded to your myInfo account using the Document Upload feature found under the Applicant tab. 

Final official transcripts must be mailed to:
Lakehead University - Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1 

Important Deadline Dates

For Bible College Transfer Applicants:

Recommended Application Deadline

March 1, 2020

Applications will still be accepted after this date pending space availability.

Some programs (e.g. Nursing) have earlier application deadline dates. Ensure that you are checking this site.

Deadline to Accept Offer 

May 1, 2020

Deadline to Submit Confirmation Deposit Payment

June 1, 2020

Deadline to Meet Admission Conditions & Submit Final Official Transcripts

July 3, 2020 (for Domestic Applicants)
July 10, 2020 (for International Applicants)