Standards

Barclay College admits students based on academic record and abilities, Christian commitment, and agreement with the established purposes of the College. Admission and attendance at Barclay College is a privilege and not a right of any student. Barclay College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, age or physical disability in the administration of any of its programs or policies. Regular admission to the college will be granted to students who meet all of the college's admissions standards, have completed high school or achieved a GED, have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.3 or better, and who have scores of at least 500 on the Writing section of the SAT or 18 on the English section of the ACT tests. Students who do not meet the requirements for regular admission may be permitted to attend the college under conditional or probationary admissions standards. These may include a limit on number of hours per semester, required study halls, remedial courses, or additional requirements designed to help the student make the transition to college and succeed.

Non-traditional and Second Career Admission

Non-traditional and second career students who do not meet normal admission requirements may receive special admission to college programs. Such students and their programs are subject to annual review by the college until they have met minimum admission standards.

International Students

Barclay College accepts the applications of students from a variety of countries and cultures. Those students from outside the United States who wish to study at Barclay College should write explaining their interests, educational background, and financial resources to the Director of Admissions, Barclay College, 607 North Kingman, Haviland, Kansas 67059 USA. International students are required to demonstrate proof of ability to finance their college education prior to enrollment at Barclay College.

Transfer Students

Barclay College welcomes transfer students. Those desiring to transfer to Barclay must complete an application for admission and should furnish a transcript of all high school and college work previously taken for credit. Normally, transfer students are accepted only with evidence of an honorable withdrawal. In the acceptance of transfer credits the college will be guided by the prescribed policy of the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). Credits are accepted for relevant subjects from accredited members of ABHE and from other schools accredited by recognized institutional and professional agencies on the basis of the equivalency for work of a C grade or higher. Credits from non-accredited, non-member schools are accepted only on the basis of sound validation. Final validation of transcripts of transfer students from non-accredited schools will be withheld until satisfactory completion of approximately 30 semester hours at Barclay College.

Re-Admission

Students who have previously attended Barclay College and have not enrolled for at least one semester must re-apply for acceptance. Contact the Admissions Department for details. Barclay College requires all students to participate in Christian Service every semester.

Time Required

Christian Service is something that we hope at some point will become a natural part of your life if it is not already. Our Bible College accrediting body, ABHE, requires that we encourage and keep record of Christian Service hours. Twelve clock hours of service equals one Christian Service Unit. The expectation is that by the time you have studied for eight semesters, you will have earned eight units of Christian Service, which means you would have served for a total of 96 clock hours. Students may serve for more than 12 clock hours per semester; however, only one unit of service may be earned per semester.

A Chance to Serve

Though we keep track of hours of service, it is not primarily about earning service points, there is a greater purpose. Serving others is about living out the life of Christ who “came not to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Jesus said, “If you want to find your life, lose it.” When we allow God to lead us in following the Son of God’s example of service to others, we truly experience life.

Explore Career Opportunities

In addition, Christian Service allows students to explore various ministry opportunities or even create new ones. We encourage students to participate in Christian Service assignments that correlate with their chosen degree program. Some traditional ideas of Christian Service include: children’s and youth ministries, preaching and teaching, caring for the elderly and infirm, leading a Bible study in your neighborhood, singing in the choir, or serving in the Church.