Admission to the Bachelor Programs

In addition to the regulations concerning general admission, applicants for admission to the bachelor programs must meet the following requirements:

Minimum Education

All applicants to the bachelor programs must have graduated from high school or received a GED. Transcripts from all educational institutions are required. Official high school transcripts or GED test scores are required unless the applicant has more than 24 college hours. Only official transcripts will be accepted. The registrar’s office of Mid-America reserves the right to judge which transcripts are official and meet institutional requirements. In no case will the College consider as official a transcript marked “Issued to Student.”

Provisional Admission

All exceptions to published admission requirements must be approved by the faculty upon recommendation of the College Committee. In such cases, an applicant will be granted provisional admission. During this period, students are subject to the same limitations as students under academic probation, described under Disciplinary Regulations in this catalog. Provisional admission will be removed after a student completes 15 semester hours at the College and keeps a grade point average of at least a C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale).

ACT/SAT Scores

Applicants are required to submit scores from either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT). The SAT code for Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary is 7039 and the ACT code is 3934. Applicants who are 24 or older or have passed 15 hours from (a) a regionally accredited college or (b) a college with AABC accreditation and have maintained at least a C average are not required to submit these standardized test scores.

SAT and ACT scores are used as a basis of admission and are also used to help evaluate a student’s ability to do college level work. Normally, an ACT score of 18 and/or an SAT score of 900 is required for admission. Provisional admission is granted in certain cases for scores below the norm.


College Board
Attn: SAT Customer Processing Center
P.O. Box 620
Princeton, NJ 08540

2255 North Dubuque Rd.
P.O. Box 168
Iowa City, IA 52243