Ecola accepts adult students without regard for race, age, academic history, or denominational affiliation. However, there are several recommendations and restrictions that apply to specific situations which are clarified below.
While our students are most often in the young adult years it is not uncommon to have students attend in the middle years of life, and occasionally during retirement. An applicant must be 18 by the day school begins to be eligible to attend. Those who will not reach their 18th birthday by the day school begins of the term for which they wish to apply, may apply to attend beginning with the term following their 18th birthday, or wait until the following fall.
Ecola does not require a high school diploma as a prerequisite for admission, although a GED is recommended as a minimum academic background. Most of our students are high school graduates, and as such have basic reading, writing, and research skills. These are important to derive the most benefit from the program and to be able to interact with the other students who attend. Applicants with significant deficits in these areas should consider the cost of the program and the benefit they are likely to receive.
PROFESSION OF FAITH
Because Ecola is designed exclusively to minister to Christians, those who attend must profess faith in Christ as Savior, and consider themselves to be a Christian.
Although Ecola does not have a denominational affiliation, our doctrinal position is centered in the conservative evangelical tradition. Those from backgrounds which differ significantly may find attendance difficult due to differences in doctrine. While every academic setting will have some theoretical position, the teaching at Ecola in not designed to attack or undermine other positions, but rather to strengthen and illuminate the historic doctrines of the church. Our focus is on the things that unite us rather than those which tend to divide.
Ecola is neither designed nor staffed to accommodate those with criminal backgrounds. It is our desire to maintain a safe and beneficial environment for all enrolled students. However, there are some circumstances where an individual with a minor criminal record may attend. Those who have such a history and desire to attend should contact the office for further details.
HISTORY OF SEXUAL CONDUCT
Due to the close proximity of the campus to public school, preschool, and daycare facilities, Ecola is unable to accept applicants who have a history of sexual misconduct. For the safety of our students and the children of our community, we reserve the right to conduct complete background checks as part of the application process. Those who do have such a history should not apply.