The Application Process

The Application Process 2017-07-21T14:08:42+00:00

The Application Process: 3 Steps

By completing the 4 steps outlined below, you will be able to streamline the application process for both you and the Admissions Department at Elim Bible Institute & College. If you have any questions, please contact our admissions counselors at 1-800-670-ELIM (3546) or contact us online right here.

Following are the 4 steps necessary to complete your application:

1. Apply Online or By Mail

We have provided two options for you to apply to EBI&C. You may apply online or by mail. If you choose to apply online, we will create a special account for you in a program called “Populi” where you can begin the application process online without having to finish it right away. At any point, you can login and continue the application process. If you would like to apply by mail, print a PDF of the application and mail it to Elim.

Your $50 non-refundable application fee can be submitted as part of the online application process. (NOTE: THIS FEE WILL BE WAIVED FOR ALL FULL TIME APPLICANTS APPLYING BEFORE DEC. 31, 2016. See for more details.) Otherwise, please include your application fee when you submit your application by mail. The non-refundable application fee is $25 for students applying for part-time admissions.

Note: This fee is also waived for students who visited campus for Discovery Days or an Individual Visit.


2. Complete FAFSA or the Financial Income Verification Form

We offer many discounts and financial aid packages to our students. You can view our current tuition and fees page for full details about the cost of attending Elim. We calculate institutional aid after all U.S. students to apply for Federal and State aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.) International students must complete the International Income Verification Form to apply for institutional aid. This is not required for students applying for part-time.

3. Submit High School or College Transcript

We will need your High school or previous college transcript (or H.S. equivalent for Internationals.) We will provide a transcript request form for you to give to your guidance counselor or school official. Official SAT and ACT scores are helpful, but not required. You may also submit a College Transcript for any transferable credits. This is not required for students applying for part-time.

If you don’t have an official high school or college transcript, you may submit one of the following to show proof of preliminary education in accordance with Section 3.47(a)(2)(ii) of the Rules of the Board of Regents.

  • High School Equivalency Diploma (TASC)*
  • A letter from your district Superintendent*
  • Completion of 24 specific semester hours in a degree-granting
    college-level program*
  • A previously earned college-level degree*
  • Passing scores on 5 Regents exams*
  • International applicants – contact us for your specific requirements.

* Please contact the admissions office for more details and specific requirements.

Additional Application Requirements for International Students

International applicants have requirements in addition to the above steps.


Important Deadlines After Acceptance

The following two tasks must be handled immediately upon acceptance and before the designated deadline. There is a $100 late fee if either of these tasks are turned in late.

1. Submit Health Forms

Your acceptance at EBI&C is not contingent on your Health/Immunization Records arriving on time. However, we will need them on file before you begin school. To avoid a $100 late fee, we request that you provide them by August 1 (or December 15 for the Spring Semester). You may download and complete the Health Report by clicking the below button. We will also send you an MMV Form upon acceptance that should be returned ASAP.

2. Pay a $500 (or $1,000) Reservation Deposit

U.S. & Canadians: $500     |     International Students: $1,000

The Reservation Deposit ensures we reserve space for you at the school. A $500 non-refundable Reservation Deposit for U.S. and Canadian students and $1,000 non-refundable Reservation Deposit for International students is due by August 1 (or December 15 for Spring semester), and is applied toward your bill. A deposit is not needed for acceptance to the school, but we do not reserve space for you until we receive the deposit. If you plan to enroll, make sure to pay your deposit by the deadline so you can avoid a $100 late fee.