Admission to the certificate and diploma programs of Great Lakes Bible College
requires a high school diploma.
Admission to GLBC’s degree programs requires the equivalent of a Canadian university
Students with a general high school diploma can qualify for the degree programs by maintaining
a B average during the first and second years at GLBC and by receiving the Dean’s approval.
Presently we are able to accept U.S. students ONLY for on-line studies, as the Government of Canada is not issuing study permits to students withing to come to Waterloo to attend GLBC. If you are interested in coming to Waterloo to study, please contact us so we will be aware of your interest and perhaps be able to apply to change the situation.
Students applying from the United States with a U.S.-based high school diploma are required to have at least a 60% average or marks translated to a GPA of 1.8 or a grade of C-for admission into the certificate and diploma programs. Students holding university preparatory credits will be considered for admission into degree programs and Advanced Placement credits will be considered for transfer within the GLBC program. Students from the United States must have a valid student visa which requires a letter of acceptance and evidence of sufficient funds or financial support for the school term. American students are encouraged to submit their application forms at least three months prior to the time of desired enrolment to allow time for processing.
Mature students; those who are at least 21 years of age at the time of registration, who have been away from formal education for at least two years, and who do not have a high school diploma may be admitted conditionally. We do require mature students to successfully complete the English language component of the Canadian Adult Achievement Test. Mature students are then accepted on academic probation for the first year and required to maintain a B average during the first two years in order to gain admission to the third and fourth years of the degree programs.
Presently we are able to accept International students ONLY for on-line studies, as the Government of Canada is not issuing study permits to students wishing to come to Waterloo to attend GLBC. If you are interested in coming to Waterloo to study, please contact us so we will be aware of your interest and perhaps be able to apply to change the situation.
International student applicants should have qualifications equivalent to university entrance in their home country. Applicants whose native language is not English will be required to submit proof of their ability in English by completing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The international applicant must satisfy Canadian government requirements for entrance into Canada as a student. Also required is a signed agreement from the student in which the rights and responsibilities of both the student and the college are stated. A processing fee is required of the International applicant. Six months are recommended for the processing period leading up to the time of desired enrolment.
Applicants for full-time studies must complete and submit a medical history form. Students must have a valid Ontario Health Card or equivalent medical coverage. American and International students are required to have equivalent health coverage or apply for same as soon as they arrive in Canada.
Christian Life Requirement
The applicant to Great Lakes Bible College must give evidence of a personal commitment to Christ and His teachings, and indicate a willingness to comply with the regulations of the college. The applicant will identify two references in his or her application form. These will be contacted directly by the college to request statements regarding the applicant’s suitability for enrolment in Bible college studies.