Admissions Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to a Bachelor of Arts degree program must meet the following admission requirements prior to the start of the first course at The Branch College of Ministry:


(1)  Have regular high-school diploma earned through college preparatory or regular high school courses or GED equivalency recognized by the Department of Education of the state in which it was earned, completed secondary school through home schooling as defined by state law, received a state certificate after successfully passing a state-authorized examination which the state recognizes as the equivalent of a high school diploma, or earned an equivalent to a US high school diploma at an international high school. An earned IEP or Special Education Diploma or Certificate of Completion based upon IEP goals does not meet the regular high school diploma requirement for admission to The Branch College of Ministry. If no high school degree was earned, applicants who have successfully completed at least a two-year program or have earned a minimum of 60 transferable credits that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor's degree from an appropriately accredited postsecondary institution, as defined by The Branch College of Ministry transfer credit policies, may be admitted.

  • The student is responsible for all eligibility-related assertions, attestations, and verifications relied upon by the institution during the admissions process. Should any of the student’s information be subsequently established as inaccurate, resulting in the student’s disqualification for full admission, the student will remain responsible for any and all financial obligations incurred while at the institution, including, but not limited to, financial aid funds which were consequently returned by the College.

(2) Submission of official transcripts of all post-secondary education previously attempted or a signed Authorization to Close form for any official transcripts that the student is unable to provide.

  • College transcripts from any regionally or approved nationally accredited postsecondary educational institution attended (The Branch College of Ministry Registrar’s Office staff will manage the request of college transcripts using the student’s signed Transcript Request form).

Tuition & Fees

The following chart is a snap-shot summary of our tuition and fees.


Tuition, per class $120 ($40/unit) All class requirements met.
Audit, per class $0 No homework required.
Total Tuition $5,040 Based on taking 126 Total Credits of Branch College Coursework
Graduation Fee $150 Charged with Petition to Graduate
**Payment Arrangement(s) $60

Payment Plan consists of making two payments. The 1st payment of 50% of the total tuition is paid by the 1st week of class. The 2nd payment of 50% of the total tuition is paid by 4th week of class.  Final grades will not be earned or distributed until the student's full tuition has been paid. Students will not be able to register for any forthcoming classes until tuition has been fully paid.

Late Registration $15 Charged when payment is late as per student's chosen payment option
Insufficient Funds Fee $30 Charged if credit card is denied
Application Fee $10 Charged upon submission of application

Transferable Credit

The Branch College of Ministry can transfer up to one-half of the total credits earned for the degree. Credits transferred will be determined by the Registrar's review of the student's official transcript overlaid against The Branch College's degree audit.

How to Apply and Register for Courses

  1. Complete an admissions application
  2. Submit official copies of both high school transcripts and college transcripts if having attended another institution.
  3. Once you are accepted into the program you will receive an email with a student ID and link to set up a password for your Student Portal.

*If you have any questions about this process please call 858.384.6679.


Non-Discriminatroy Policy

The Branch College of Ministry admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, 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.

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