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 Institute 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:
– May 4-6, 2017
– October 19-21
– October 26-28
Call 800.331.9673 to register or register online by clicking below.

Register Online for NY


Ready to attend a Campus Preview? Register for the following dates:
– May 4-6, 2017
– October 26-28, 2017
Call 727-379-5027 to register or register online by clicking below.

Register Online for FL


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



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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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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)


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



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


South Korea

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


Our Florida

Admissions Team

  • Micah Vanzant

    Enrollment Coordinator

    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

  • Ashlee Gormer

    Admissions Counselor

    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

  • Dee Sarlo

    Admissions Counselor

    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

  • Matt Eldridge

    Admissions Counselor

    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

  • Kayla Miller

    Admissions Counselor

    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

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 ( or Kinga Vickery ( 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.