Admissions


 
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Admissions requirements 

A definite experience of Christian conversion is required of all successful applicants. Applicants should be practising Christians and have regularly attended a local church for at least one year.

Evidence of a sound Christian character is expected. Applicants must be living in accordance with accepted Christian standards and be free from worldly habits and practices.

Applicants should be high school graduates with Canadian Grade 12 or its equivalent in U.S. or international systems.

Applicants who did not complete high school are assessed on an individual basis by the Admissions Committee. Whenever possible, high school studies should be renewed and graduation achieved. In some cases, an equivalency exam may be arranged (G.E.D.).

Applicants must be able to finance the semester for which they enrol.

All students are subject to the rules and regulations of the college.


application procedure 

Applicants need to submit a completed Application for Admission form and pay a $50.00 non-refundable application fee. The form must be completed in full - no areas are to be left blank. If further explanation is required, an additional page may be sent with the application. Applicants may apply on-line or download a full Application Pack as a single download or request one from the Enrolment Services Office.

Applicants must also sign the "Statement of Intent" on the back of the application and the separate "Responsibilities of a Student at Summit Pacific College" form.

Applicants must distribute the three reference forms with envelopes provided to their pastor, a teacher or employer, and a friend over age 21. If one of these is not available, the Enrolment Services Office should be contacted regarding acceptable substitutions. (Note: Immediate family members and current students or faculty/staff of Summit Pacific College are not acceptable as references.)

Applicants must also forward the following documents:

  • An official high school transcript (if currently enrolled in high school, interim marks should be submitted and provisional acceptance may be granted);

  • Where applicable, official transcripts from any post secondary studies;

  • A medical report; and,

  • A non-returnable recent colour photo.

Applications are processed on receipt of all of the above information. Although there is no official deadline for application, applicants should allow ample time for the submission of required documents and the completion of housing and other arrangements. An official letter of acceptance is sent to successful applicants.


Re-Application

Former students who have been absent from the college for one or more semesters must apply in writing for re-admission. Further information, including the re-application package, can be found here.


ADVANCED STANDING & TRANSFER STUDENTS

The college recognizes previous studies for transfer credit or advanced standing provided that such studies were at an accredited college-level institution.

A maximum of two years of Distance Education studies (60 credit hours) is acceptable for credit toward graduation at Summit. Any Distance Education studies must be from a recognized college-level institution.

These limitations apply in all cases of transfer credits:

  • No student may graduate from Summit with less than one year (at least 30 credit hours) of regular enrolment in the college.

  • Although prior college-level studies may be recognized, graduation from Summit is dependent upon the fulfilment of all requirements including specific Bible and theology requirements.

  • No more than 3 credits of the final 16 credits toward graduation may be from a transfer of credit.

  • Courses which a student seeks to transfer should have a grade minimum of C or its equivalent.

  • In the case of non-accredited institutions, a maximum allowable credit of 30 credits may be considered pending a student's first semester results at Summit.

  • Decisions on individual cases may be appealed to the Admissions Committee which has the final word in each case.

  • Ministers wishing to earn the Baccalaureate degree may be granted up to 8 credit hours for ministerial experience.


International Students

Summit Pacific College is pleased to consider international students for admission, however students should note the following:

International students are welcome to apply to Summit Pacific College but it is the responsibility of the applicant to receive a "student visa permit" from the Government of Canada. Please go to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada at the Government of Canada web site for details and procedures.

  1. Summit Pacific College does not offer full tuition and/or room and board scholarships.

  2. International students must be able to produce a bank statement from a Canadian bank showing they have Canadian funds sufficient to pay for their planned education

  3. International students must provide evidence of an adequate working knowledge of English by submitting T.O.E.F.L. test results. (Minimum score, 570, internet test 74).

If you are not able to fulfill the requirements listed above, we would recommend that you seek alternate avenues of education


Housing Information

The experience of residence living is a valuable part of a student's education. Resident students form lasting friendships, grow in their understanding of themselves and other people, are more involved in extracurricular activities, and have more opportunity to interact with faculty and staff. Understanding that the residence experience is conducive to the education of the total person, all single, full time students under 25 years of age are required to live in residence unless living with their parents/legal guardian or close relatives.

Students wishing to live off campus must receive prior authorization from the Dean of Students by submitting an Off-Campus Living Request Form, available from the Assistant to the Dean of Students' Office. Students are strongly advised not to enter into a lease agreement before obtaining approval for off-campus status.Having a lease in place will not be a factor for consideration of a request. Students may not live with a member of the opposite sex other than their spouse or family members.

  • Omega Global students are required to live on campus regardless of age, (except with approved Appeal).

  • The college reserves the right to revoke off-campus living privileges of students under 25 years of age at any time.

  • In order to qualify for residency, students must take at least 12 credits during the semester.

  • Students taking less than 12 credits must petition the Dean of Students to live in residence as part-time students.

Rental Agreements - Morrison and Friesen Residences

A written request with deposit for a one or two bedroom apartment is to be submitted to the Business Administrator and is considered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Further details are available from the Business Administrator.

Further information on Student Services and Student Housing is available in the Student Handbook.