Since more students apply than can be accommodated on our Chicago campus, the Institute uses a selective process for admission. This process gives highest consideration to applicants with the strongest recommendations, academic credentials, evangelistic zeal, and highest motivation for pursuing a career in full-time Christian ministry.
Candidates for admission are required to give evidence of proven Christian character, acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior at least one year prior to enrollment, and a sincere desire and willingness to pursue full-time Christian ministry. The candidate must maintain a lifestyle consistent with biblical standards that marks itself by a daily walk with Christ, a consistent prayer life, and strong character traits. A life of discipline, evidence of emotional maturity, developed social skills that allow for friendships, Christian identity, and positive influence with peers are also strongly weighed in the evaluation process.
Abstinence from the use of tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs and sexual promiscuity for at least one year prior to enrollment is also required. In addition, the candidate must be an active participant in a Protestant church and participate in regular worship attendance and church ministry opportunities. A positive recommendation from the pastoral leadership of the church is required. All character references will be thoroughly evaluated to establish the spiritual qualifications of prospective students.