Standards

Barclay College admits students based on academic record and abilities, Christian commitment, and agreement with the established purposes of the College. Admission and attendance at Barclay College is a privilege and not a right of any student. Barclay College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, age or physical disability in the administration of any of its programs or policies. Regular admission to the college will be granted to students who meet all of the college’s admissions standards, have completed high school or achieved a GED, have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.3 or better, and who have scores of at least 500 on the Writing section of the SAT or 18 on the English section of the ACT tests.

Students who do not meet the requirements for regular admission may be permitted to attend the college under conditional or probationary admissions standards. These may include a limit on number of hours per semester, required study halls, remedial courses, or additional requirements designed to help the student make the transition to college and succeed.

Non-traditional and Second Career Admission

Non-traditional and second career students who do not meet normal admission requirements may receive special admission to college programs. Such students and their programs are subject to annual review by the college until they have met minimum admission standards.

International Students

Barclay College accepts the applications of students from a variety of countries and cultures. Those students from outside the United States who wish to study at Barclay College should email the Director of Admissions atadmissions@barclaycollege.edu explaining their academic interests, educational background and financial resources.

Regular Admission to the college will be granted to students who meet all of the college’s admissions standards, have completed high school, have cumulative high school or college grade point averages of 2.3 or better, and who have TOEFL scores of at least 80 on the iBT or 550 on the paper based test. International students are required to demonstrate proof of ability to finance their college education prior to acceptance being granted. The necessary financial declaration forms will be emailed to the student after the initial contact process.

Transfer Students

Barclay College welcomes transfer students. Those desiring to transfer to Barclay must complete an application for admission and should furnish a transcript of all high school and college work previously taken for credit. Normally, transfer students are accepted only with evidence of an honorable withdrawal.

In the acceptance of transfer credits the college will be guided by the prescribed policy of the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE).

Credits are accepted for relevant subjects from accredited members of ABHE and from other schools accredited by recognized institutional and professional agencies on the basis of the equivalency for work of a C grade or higher. Credits from non-accredited, non-member schools are accepted only on the basis of sound validation. Final validation of transcripts of transfer students from non-accredited schools will be withheld until satisfactory completion of approximately 30 semester hours at Barclay College.

Re-Admission

Students who have previously attended Barclay College and have not enrolled for at least one semester must re-apply for acceptance. Contact the Admissions Department for details.

Applicants for the Barclay Online program must meet the following requirements:

  • Prior completion of approximately 50-60 semester credits from an accredited college/ post secondary institution: only courses which carry a grade of “C” or better will be accepted for transfer.
  • Cumulative college GPA of 2.0.
  • Completion of the Barclay Online application form.
  • Submission of an official high school transcript or GED certificate.
  • Submission of official transcripts from all colleges/post secondary institutions previously attended.
  • Submission of two satisfactory personal references (one work related, e.g. a supervisor; and one personal, e.g. an educator, minister, civic organization or community leader).

Note: Interested students who do not meet all of the normal requirements for admission may be admitted on a provisional basis at the discretion of the college.

Applicants for the Barclay Advantage program must meet the following requirements:

  • Prior completion of approximately 50-60 semester credits from an accredited college/ post secondary institution: only courses which carry a grade of “C” or better will be accepted for transfer.
  • Cumulative college GPA of 2.0.
  • Completion of the Barclay Online application form.
  • Submission of an official high school transcript or GED certificate.
  • Submission of official transcripts from all colleges/post secondary institutions previously attended.
  • Submission of two satisfactory personal references (one work related, e.g. a supervisor; and one personal, e.g. an educator, minister, civic organization or community leader).

Note: Interested students who do not meet all of the normal requirements for admission may be admitted on a provisional basis at the discretion of the college.