Undergraduate Admissions Policies | West Coast Baptist College

Undergraduate Admissions Policies

Admissions Process

Admission Process Overview

Selecting a college can be a wonderful experience, and we're committed to making every interaction you have with us beneficial and enjoyable. Every applicant is connected to an Admissions Guide who will serve as a dedicated, single point of contact. Most of the time, the same Admissions Guide who answers your preliminary questions and guides you through the application will continue supporting you until you walk in the door for your first WAE Week. WCBC's admission process has four clear steps -- 1) apply, 2) admit, 3) enroll, 4) attend -- and we're here to help you from your first question to your first class.


General Eligibility and Non-Discriminatory Policy

The standards of scholarship and Christian faith at West Coast Baptist College require a review and evaluation of every applicant. All application forms must be filled out completely. Letters of recommendation, statement of salvation testimony, moral character, integrity, and academic records will be considered by our Admissions Committee. West Coast Baptist College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. However, only persons who have a testimony of biblical salvation and have a sincere desire to serve Christ are eligible for admission.


When to Apply

You may apply any time after beginning your junior year of high school. WCBC works on a rolling application process, so there is no formal application deadline. It is extremely unsual for an applicant to be offered admission to a degree program before their senior year. If you apply as a junior, you'll be ahead of the game, but don't stress about when you'll get your final decision. If you honor us with an application, we promise to evaluate your application packet and to issue an admission determination as early as is practicable. If you're asking for our advice on when to apply, we suggest that you apply when you 1) are in or have completed the spring semester of your junior year and 2) you have identified West Coast Baptist College as a top-three option for your post-high school plans. Those who complete their full application packet, receive an offer of admission, and commit to WCBC by February 1 of their year of intended entry are eligible for the Early Eagle Advantage. 


Application Packet Contents

Essential Application Requirements

Every applicant must have the following to be considered for admission:

  • A fully completed application. Click here to start your application now.
  • A pastoral recommendation. At times, a parental and third-party personal recommendation may be submitted in lieu of a pastoral recommendation. Click here to send an electronic recommendation request now.
  • Verification of satisfactory academic completion. Students applying for an undergraduate level enrollment must provide official high school transcripts that demonstrate succesful graduation of prior to enrollment. Home-schooled students must have a proof of graduation. Those who have completed a GED in lieu of earning a high school diploma may submit this as sufficient verification. Applicants may be considered prior to graduation, but all offers of admission will be contingent on the applicant's succesfully completing the appropriate academic pre-requisite prior to enrolling in the desired WCBC program.

Recommended Application Enhancements

In addition to the minimum requirements outlined above, WCBC strongly recommends that every student complete a standardized college evaluation test. This helps to give our Admissions and Academic team a fuller picture of an applicant/incoming student's academic strengths and weaknesses. In additional, those with outstanding results on these tests may be eligible for scholarships or even academic benefits.

  • SAT College Code: 3717
  • ACT College Code: 0473

Transfer Student Application Requirements

Students wishing to transfer to WCBC from another college or university may need to provide the following documentation and information in additional to the essential requirements given above:

  • Official transcripts which demonstrate satisfactory academic progress at the pre-transfer insitution.
  • A statement of good standing both spiritually and financially from the pre-transfer insitutionn.

Click here to learn more about the credit transfer process and to submit a Transcript Evaluation Request.

International Student Application Requirements

International students are treasured members of the WCBC community. Because all of West Coast Baptist College's academic programs are in English, students whose native tongue is not English must take the TOEFL examination as part of the admission process to ensure the student will benefit from their studies here in addition to completing the essential requirements given above. These official scores should be sent directly to the Admissions team at West Coast Baptist College.

  • TEOFL College Code: 5709 | Minimum Score Reqirements: 61 composite, 15 per section.


West Coast Baptist College strongly urges (but does not require) every student to be covered by health insurance. Those who do not have health insurance may sign a waiver which releases the college of any liability. All students with cars are required to provide proof of automobile insurance along with the proof of automobile registration and a valid driver’s license.


Early Dormitory Arrivals Policy

  • Dormitories are available only to those who hold an active student status.
  • New students coming to college for their first semester may arrive a maximum of three days prior to the official opening of the dorms. These students must gain approval from the Dean’s Office of their early arrival two weeks prior to their arrival date. Transportation needs to the college must also be arranged two weeks in advance. Contact your Admissions Guide to coordinate these details with the Dean's Office.
  • Current (non-new) students staying in the dorms during the break, arriving early, or leaving late, must gain approval from the Dean’s Office prior to any off-semester housing.
  • Students will be charged the current off-semester rate for their residence in the dorms (see College Catalog for rates and charges).
  • Students must comply with all policies and procedures as outlined in the Student Handbook.
  • All students staying in the dormitories during non-academic days must attend all church services at Lancaster Baptist Church or an approved extension ministry.


Reasonable Accommodation Policy

West Coast Baptist College will reasonably accommodate otherwise qualified individuals with a disability unless such accommodation would pose an undue hardship, or would result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of the service, program or activity, or in undue financial or administrative burdens. Changes in teaching techniques occur continually as instructors discover new ways to aid handicapped students. The term “reasonable accommodation” is used in its general sense in this policy to apply to employees, students, and visitors. Student requests for reasonable accommodation should be addressed to the Vice President of Student Affairs.

A student must self-identify as an individual with a disability and provide appropriate diagnostic information that substantiates the disability. The office of Student Affairs will then assess the impact of the disability on the student’s academic program and record the required academic accommodations in a memo to the instructor. All diagnostic information is confidential and therefore memos can be sent only at the student’s request.

Individuals who have complaints alleging discriminations based upon a disability may file them through the Formal Student Complaint process.