We sincerely believe that all Christian young adults would benefit from a time of focused Bible study and practical foundation building in their lives. However, it is also true that Ecola is not perfect for everyone. Some have grown in their walk with God and knowledge of His Word to a point where they are ready for training more specifically oriented to their ministry or career goals. Others are not yet ready for the personal discipline and spiritual challenges a year of serious Bible study represents. For these reasons, acceptance into Ecola is based on less traditional criteria than traditional academic programs. In evaluating each application the staff looks for signs that the applicant shows a readiness to attend, good prospects for success in the program, and that the program offers real value to the student.
NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE
Once an application has been read and accepted, a letter notifying the applicant will be sent out from our office, usually within a day or two. In some cases, such as the week of alumni retreat in August, it may take longer. Students who are waiting to hear of their status may phone or email to check, especially if it seems that all materials should have arrived. The most common delay is when references are forgotten or misplaced during the rush of summer activities. A simple check with referees is usually enough to get the process moving again.
Once accepted, a non-refundable tuition deposit of $150 will reserve a place in the student body. This assures that those who want to attend are able to, and that those who are unsure won’t keep others out by waiting until just before school begins to drop out. The deposit is simply a prepayment of the tuition fees and is not an additional fee. It will be deducted from the total amount due at registration, or when you make your prepayment. Call or email if you need to know the exact amount due for your payment.