IMPORTANT ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS & GENERAL INFORMATION
(February 2014. Please refer to “Rules and Regulations” for additional information)
We cannot process your application until the admission requirements have been met.
- A non-refundable administration fee of R200 must accompany the original application form.Your forms will not be processed without payment of this fee.
- An annual registration of R750 is payable upon arrival at the College at the beginning of the academic year.
- Candidates should have been Christians for at least one year and have been members of a particular congregation for a period of at least one year.
- Every candidate for admission must have achieved a minimum of a National Senior Certificate and submit certified proof of qualifications with a transcript of grades (marks) with the completed Application for Admission forms.
- An aggregate of 50% is required on a matriculation exemption certificate.
- One required subject is English with an achievement rating of at least 4 (50-59%).
- Students whose English is considered insufficient for tertiary studies will be requested to take English classes and reapply upon completion of such studies.
- Every candidate for admission may be required, on arrival at the College, to sit an examination in English and in General Bible Knowledge before acceptance as a student is finalised.
- Where financial assistance has been granted, maintenance of grades is required for the keeping of that financial aid.
- The candidate will be required to sign an undertaking to give a number of hours per week for out-of-class study and a number of hours per week to work on the campus without remuneration to offset the cost of board and lodging.
- Anyone may attend SABC as a day-student provided he meets his own boarding and lodging needs. He may be required to meet certain fees as determined by the administration from time to time. He is expected to have a good moral standing in the community.
- Candidates will be required to seek their own support from family, congregations or friends before applying for financial aid.
- Financial aid is only granted on the basis of genuine, documented need, to members of churches of Christ, when available. This must be applied for annually.
- Wives will, where possible, be expected to work to defray their family expenses. They must,however, attend all classes arranged for them. No exceptions will be allowed.
- Where married students are supplied with housing (whether on a rental or rent-free basis), they are held personally responsible for the maintenance of a tidy appearance of the dwelling and property which they occupy. Note: No pets are allowed.
- Prospective students must submit recommendations from:
- Their elders or, where there are none, the congregational leadership.
- The local preacher where they regularly attend.
- Two other referees who are not related to the candidate, for example: a school principal and the last employer.
- If any student receives support from other parties, such as his home congregation, his supporters may be supplied with grade/progress reports.
- Since all assignments at SABC have to be typed, the candidate must ensure that he has access to a typewriter or computer. It is also advisable to take typing lessons.
- NOTE: should the candidate fax the Application for Admission Form he will be required to mail the original to the college.
- I understand that I may request a copy of the College’s Rules for my perusal. I also understand that non-compliance with the College rules may result in immediate suspension or dismissal.
- I understand and accept that the College dormitories close during the Easter, Winter and Summer breaks and that no student will be permitted to reside in the dormitories during these periods. It will be my responsibility if I am a dorm student, to arrange alternative accommodation or return home during these periods.
- I understand and accept that the College does not provide finance for study permits, medical assistance, relocation or any other personal need.
- NOTE: the college accepts no responsibility for injury or damage or theft incurred by the student.