Applicants 21 years of age or older who do not meet the academic admissions requirements may be eligible for admissions. The Admissions Office may request further information to evaluate an applicant’s readiness for undergraduate study. This may include a resume, a written statement about their readiness for study, work experience, certification or training, etc. Each applicant will be considered on an individual basis.
Applicants who do not meet the academic admissions requirements, including mature students, will be considered on a case by case basis. The Admissions Committee may offer conditional acceptance or suggest that the applicant engage as an Open Studies student in order to demonstrate their academic readiness before acceptance into a program. The Registrar’s Office may request further information at any point during the application process before an acceptance decision is made (educational assessments, references, etc.).
Conditional acceptance may consist of the following:
Students may be required to register for a reduced course load (8-12 credits or less) in the first semester. Student progress will be evaluated throughout the first semester to determine academic readiness.
Students may be required to meet regularly with an Academic Coach, Student Life, or other professionals as needed for support.
Students who have been home educated are eligible for admission with regular student status. Home educated applicants can demonstrate their academic readiness in two ways:
Graduating with a Provincial Diploma If your grade 12 studies are officially registered with your province’s Ministry of Education, the Admissions Office will need to receive an official transcript from the province.
Graduating without a Provincial Diploma If applicants are not registered with their province, they will be considered for admission on the basis of one or more of the following assessment tools:
Home Educated Learner Transcript
Applicants must submit an official transcript from an outside party such as a home educator’s organization or school board with details of all grade 11 and 12 courses taken.
We also accept independent third-party examinations, including standardized achievement tests such as:
SAT Test (www.collegeboard.com) – Minimum average of 1100
ACT Test (www.act.org) – Minimum score of 24
GED (General Education Diploma) – Minimum score of 500 (with no less than 450 in any of the 5 individual tests)
Each applicant must submit transcripts for courses taken at other post-secondary institutions.
A complete list of high school subjects completed, with grades (independent third party statement of grades preferred).
Each applicant must submit a 3-page (double spaced) writing sample. The paper must demonstrate the student’s ability to research and think critically as well as his or her English composition skills. The assignment should cover a topic related to a field such as Bible, History, Christian Studies, or English; as opposed to Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics. This paper can come from the student’s final year of education (grade 12 equivalent) or it can be written specifically for the sake of admission to the college.
A resume that includes other training, work experience, volunteer experience, etc.
The Admissions Office will judge whether a portfolio is sufficient for acceptance.
Re-entry students are those who have been away from Horizon College & Seminary for more than one year (12 months). We understand that students may step away from study for a period time for a variety of reasons. We are committed to helping students re-engage with Horizon College & Seminary when the time is right.
The language of instruction and examination at Horizon College & Seminary is English. In order for students to understand, communicate, and be successful in our programs, an acceptable level of academic English is required.
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency to be considered for admittance into one of our programs.
Horizon College & Seminary will accept any of the following language proficiency tests: