Admissions

How To Apply!

REACH Bible College & Seminary has always been committed to providing a powerful, Spirit-filled undergraduate experience. Our primary aim is to assist students in responding to, and being equipped for, Jesus' commission.

REACH Bible College & Seminary admits students in the Fall, Winter and Spring trimesters. In order to be officially admitted, each applicant must complete an application packet and receive a letter of admission. Applicants meeting admission requirements are considered without regard to race, color, creed, sex, or physical limitations. A high value is placed upon applicants who express a call to ministry.

Below is our application process. Each prospective student must complete the following before an entrance interview can be scheduled. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

ADMISSIONS CHECKLIST: Undergraduate

  1. A completed SUM General Application  (Undergraduate application) (International Cohorts Undergraduate Application) (Solicitud De Estudios Universitarios en Espanol)
  2. Pastor Reference Form (download) (electronic submission)
  3. General Reference Form (download) (electronic submission)
  4. Official School Records (download)
    • Freshman – If you have never attended college, submit your Official High School Transcripts or proof of GED
    • Transfer – If you have attended college, submit both your Official High School Transcript or GED and your previous college’s Official College Transcript
  5. Essay (email to [email protected], please attach as a separate document and include your name and desired cohort at the top.)
    The essay should be a 1-page typed, 12-type, and double spaced testimony answering three questions:
    a) How did I become a Christian?
    b) How am I currently serving in my home church?
    c) And upon graduating from SUM, where do I feel the Lord is leading me?
  6. One time non-refundable Application Fee (to pay by card, call 510.567.6174, or mail a check to SUM)
  7. Community Covenant
    (Read and agree to the SUM Statement of FaithCourse Catalog, and Student Handbook)
  8. Student Record Release Authorization (FERPA) (download)
  9. Admissions Interview

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ADMISSIONS CHECKLIST: Graduate

  1. A completed SUM General Application (U.S. Graduate Application) (International Cohorts  Graduate Application)
  2. Pastor Reference Form (download) (electronic submission)
  3. General Reference Form (download) (electronic submission)
  4. Educator Reference Form (download) (electronic submission)
  5. Official College Transcripts (download)
  6. Essay (email to [email protected])
    The essay should be a 1-page typed testimony answering three questions:
    a) How did I become a Christian?
    b) How am I currently serving in my home church?
    c) And upon graduating from SUM, where do I feel the Lord is leading me?
  7. One time non-refundable Application Fee (to pay by card, call 510.567.6174, or mail a check to SUM)
  8. Community Covenant
    (Read and agree to the SUM Statement of FaithCourse Catalog, and Student Handbook)
  9. Student Record Release Authorization (FERPA) (download)
  10. Admissions Interview

Apply Now!

Financial Aid

Have you completed Financial Aid for SUM? If not, be sure to immediately start the Financial Aid Process (SUM's Official Federal School Code: 037524)

Executive Approval / Denial

Upon being admitted to attend REACH Bible College & Seminary, an admissions letter sent via e-mail will include a list of additional steps to take. The admitted applicant will also be required to return their signed agreement to the Student Handbook (which should have been reviewed during the Admissions Process) to the Dean of Student Life.

If REACH is not able to accept an applicant’s request for admission, the College will advise the applicant of the steps recommended to be taken in order to be considered for a future semester.

Our goal is to send written notification of our admission decision within two weeks of the application being completed. Applicants are welcome to contact the Admissions Office to inquire about the status of their application.

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