Student Admission Requirements
EAST considers each applicant’s qualifications in five areas:
Applicants must demonstrate personal, social, and spiritual maturity. It is preferred for applicants to be 25 years or older.
- Ministry experience
BACM applicants: Applicants must have a minimum of two years full-time field or pastoral ministry experience or a minimum of five years of active lay ministry experience. In both cases applicants must demonstrate active participation in personal evangelism, discipleship, and church involvement.
Graduate Diploma, MA, MDiv applicants: Applicants must demonstrate active participation in personal evangelism, discipleship, and church involvement.
- Leadership ability
Past or present leadership ability is assessed as well as leadership potential.
- Academic ability
Applicant must demonstrate academic ability to do a program of study.
- Academic entry requirements
BACM applicants: An A-level certificate or diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution is required for admission to a 92-credit hour BACM. For select extension locations a high school leaving certificate is required for admission to a 110-credit hour BACM.
Graduate Diploma, MA, MDiv applicants: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited or recognized university or college is required for admission to a Graduate Diploma or a Master’s degree program (MA or MDiv).
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