Admissions

Come to the Bible Institute

 

Are you called to deepen your faith, grow in community and lay a foundation of truth that will carry you for the rest of your life?

 
 

The Bible Insititue is a collegiate-level program for High School graduates, International students, and many others.

Begin by starting an online application, then our admissions team in both New York and Florida will walk you through every step of the process from start to finish.

Apply Online Today
 
 

Join us for a

Campus Visit

Campus Preview is a great opportunity for you to come visit the campus, make friends, meet the staff, and interact with current students. If you’re a high school junior or senior, college-aged student, or are just interested in a solid Bible education, Campus Preview is for you! All adult sponsors will need to provide their own housing but are welcome to eat in the dining hall and follow the “Campus Preview” schedule. The registration deadline is one week prior to your date of arrival.

Schedule a Visit
 

New York

Ready to attend a Campus Preview? Register for the following dates:
– March 30-April 1, 2017
– May 4-6, 2017
Call 800.331.9673 to register or register online by clicking below.

Register Online for NY

Florida

Would you like to attend the WOLBI Florida Campus Preview? We have the following dates currently open.
– October 20-22, 2016
Call 800-331-9673 to register or register online by clicking below.

Register Online for FL

Canada

Call 1-800-461-3503 for details on visiting our campus in Canada.

Can’t Make It?

No problem! Register for a personal campus visit by calling:
New York: 800-331-9673.
Florida: 727-379-5027.

 

Ready to

Apply

 

Awesome! You won’t regret spending a year at the Bible Institute. Begin by starting an online application by clicking the button. Then our admissions team in both NY and FL will walk you through every step of the process from start to finish.

Apply Online Today
 

Our New York

Admissions Team

  • Jon Louvis

    Admissions Counselor

    I was introduced to Word of Life by a couple in my church that had been coming to the Word of Life Pines camp for years. I went to the Pines camp for a week and followed it up by Camp Crewing at the W … Read More

  • Tim Pruiett

    Recruitment Representative

    I heard about Word of Life my senior year of high school from my youth pastor. I knew I wanted to go to a Christian college and eventually into ministry but didn’t know what area yet. Then I heard abo … Read More

  • Brittany Tanedo

    Admissions Counselor

    I grew up going to Word of Life camp in Florida, but never really considered being a student. However, the Lord had different plans, allowing all of my college plans to fall through, Word of Life beca … Read More

  • Jenny Freebern

    Admissions Counselor

    The Lord has been faithful in my life through really good and really hard times. Through all of it He has taught me that His grace is sufficient and that that He is always faithful. The year after I g … Read More

  • Matt Burnside

    Admissions Counselor

    – I grew up in a home where Jesus was rarely spoken about and the Bible never read to me. All I knew about Jesus was that he had the whole world in his hands, and He didn’t want me to use His name as … Read More

  • Dan Pinckard

    Recruitment Coordinator

    Growing up in a Christian home, I spent much of my childhood and teenage years trying desperately to impress people by looking godly. During my senior year of high school, though, I decided to reprior … Read More

  • Tricia Hoganson

    Admissions Counselor

    I grew up in Brazil as a missionary kid and was in church every time the doors were open. I was the church kid who knew all the Sunday school answers and was always well behaved. Even though I grew up … Read More

  • Tom Headlee

    Dean of Admissions

    As a young Youth Pastor, the Senior Pastor handed me a box and said, “This is what I want you to use.” It was a box of Word of Life Local Church Ministries materials. It was my first introduction to W … Read More

  • Mike Daniels

    Enrollment Coordinator

    I came to the BI after 5 summers of impact on my life at Word of Life Florida Youth Camp. I saw the lives of my counselors and supervisors and how much they loved the Lord. I wanted that in my life, a … Read More

  • Anna Stursberg

    Admissions Counselor

    I was born and raised in a home where both of my parents were believers, so I grew up in church. Even though I grew up with a lot of biblical training, I knew I needed more. I came to the Bible Instit … Read More

  • Shelby Maas

    Admissions Counselor

    I came to the Bible Institute with a deep hunger for God’s Word, not growing up as an avid church-goer I was fairly new in studying the Bible. The discipleship, ministry, and various classes on books … Read More


Contact

Get in Touch

New York

Word of Life Bible Institute
4200 Glendale Rd
Pottersville NY 12860-2300

518-494-4723 (phone)
518-494-1534 (fax)
admissions@wol.org

Florida

Word of Life Bible Institute
13247 Word of Life Dr
Hudson, FL 34669

727-379-5037
fladmissions@wol.org

Canada

Word of Life Bible Institute
617796 Grey Road 18
Owen Sound, ON N4K 5W4
Canada

1-800-461-3503
admissions@wolbi.ca

South Korea

Word of Life Bible Institute
San 18 So-kil-li, Aewol-eup
Jeju City 63037
South Korea

010-6677-6084
admissions@wolbiasia.com


Our Florida

Admissions Team

  • Kayla Miller

    I grew up going to Sunday school and attended numerous Vacation Bible Schools, I knew the knowledge but lacked the relationship. It wasn’t until I was 11 years old when I attended a Christian Camp tha … Read More

  • Matt Eldridge

    I am blessed to have been raised in an environment where my whole family loved and served the Lord. I was saved at a young age after realizing my need for a savior. Unfortunately, that’s where it stop … Read More

  • Dee Sarlo

    All throughout high school and middle school, my church was very involved with Word of Life. I attended Word of Life camps, and later served with the Camp Crew program. Through the impact and testimon … Read More

  • Ashlee Gormer

    I did not grow up going to church or really knowing anything about God’s Word. It wasn’t until I attended a Word of Life S.T.O.R.M rally and heard the life changing message of the Gospel of Jesus Chri … Read More

  • Keith Balsley

    I had the privilege to be raised in a home that loved the Lord Jesus Christ. It wasn’t until I went to my first Christian camp at the age of 12 that I realized I needed a personal relationship with Ch … Read More

  • Micah Vanzant

    During my first year of college, the Lord totally got a hold of my heart and showed me that the only way to truly experience joy is by abiding in Him. A few weeks later, I heard about the Bible Instit … Read More

  • Savannah Kessler

    I knew that being a Christian was important, I did all of the things a Christian is “supposed” to do, going to church, inviting friends to church, going to youth group, etc. It was not until I was thi … Read More

Off Campus

Studying God’s Word isn’t just for High School graduates! It’s for everyone. Every year we have students come to study God’s Word from all backgrounds. Students have transferred or graduated from other colleges, have been veterans in the military, married with children, or be a single parent. Some have even come after retirement to fulfill a life long dream to study God’s Word.

Check out the video below to get a idea of what it’s like.

It’s never too late to start studying God’s Word. Take your ministry, life, and relationships with Jesus to a new level. Be an off campus student at the Word of Life Bible Institute. Check out all the details today by downloading our latest brochure.

Download the Off-Campus Brochure

International Students

Word of Life Bible Institute welcomes international students and values diversity. Since Word of Life is a global ministry, students from all over the world attend different campuses, giving each campus a unique blend of culture and language.

In addition to the stated admissions requirements, all international students must be able to read, write and communicate in English. Students who do not have English as their first language must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). International students must also complete a Statement of Support indicating their ability to fund their education at the Bible Institute.

We want to make the application process as easy as possible for our international students so please use the following list to help you prepare to study with us. Make sure you have each of the following items for your admissions process to proceed smoothly.

If you have any question don’t hesitate to contact our admissions team.

Getting Started as an International Student

International students should contact Hope Lewis (hmlewis@wol.org) or Kinga Vickery (kingav@wol.org) to begin the application process. In addition to the forms below you will need to send Hope or Kinga 2 photos of yourself, a copy of your passport or ID, and a recommendation from your WOL Country Director.

You will also need to visit the TOEFL Website to send your scores to Word of Life. You must achieve a minimum of 61 on IBT, 170 on CPT or 500 on PBT. Our TOEFL code for score requests is 3955.

Financial Support Declaration

Include signed letter of sponsorship if appropriate and official bank statements for all funds listed converted into US dollars.

Download Form

High School/College Transcripts

These must be translated into English and include a grade key for evaluation.

Download Form

Non Pastor Reference Form

Use this form when asking for a reference from a teacher, employer, or other leader in your life.

Download Form

Pastoral Reference

Ask your pastor or other church leader who knows you well to complete this form.

Download Form

Statement of Faith

Download, read, and sign the statement of faith.

Download Form

Testimony Worksheet

Use this form to tell us a bit about yourself and how you came to Christ.

Download Form

Transfer Form

All international students holding a Student Visa (F-1) who are transferring from other U.S. institutions are required by our institution to submit proof of eligibility to transfer.

Download Form

Our International

Admissions Team

  • Hope Lewis

    My family was in full-time ministry for most of my upbringing. I spent many afternoons and weekends helping my parents run youth events and sharing the Gospel with teenagers. Though I had trusted Chri … Read More

  • Kinga Vickery

    I came to the Bible Institute through some tough, life-altering situations. God provided a year at the BI in NY. Initially, I came for just a short time but had the most amazing first year AND came ba … Read More

Enrollment Forms

Please Note: These forms are provided here to help aid offline applications and some other areas of the enrollment process. Please do not fill out these forms unless you are asked to do so. If you are looking to apply to the Bible Institute, please use the online application unless advised otherwise.