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Oikos University is committed to the training of men and women for Christian
leadership, both lay and clerical. Because of this commitment, we
seek to admit persons whose motivation, character, and aptitude are
in keeping with this purpose. The application process is designed to
help you and the college determines your readiness for Bible College.
The admissions process is designed to help ensure that individuals who
enter our program will complete it.
Oikos evaluates an applicant’s readiness in the following four areas:
Applicants to the School of Theology or School of Music must give
evidence of a born-again experience and a consistent lifestyle that
reflects biblical character and spiritual growth. Since certain activities
are not consistent with a Christian testimony, you are expected to have
lived apart from specific activities for at least one year prior to the
semester in which you wish to enroll.
The reference forms submitted on your behalf by Christian friends and
by your pastor (or your pastor’s designee) help us assess your spiritual
readiness. Our intent is not to be legalistic or exclusive. Because of the
rigors of ministerial training, it is essential that we see a certain degree
of spiritual consistency in your life.
Oikos is a Christian college; we require that you accept the Oikos
doctrinal statement. If you accept our doctrinal statement, you are welcome
to apply, even if you are a member of another denomination or an
Students applying to the nursing program are not required to give a
Christian testimony or accept the doctrinal statement. Such students
are required to accept instruction offered from a Christian worldview,
and to accept the responsibilities associated with being a member of a
Applicants must have sufficient educational background to enable them
to perform at the college level. A high school diploma or GED (General
Education Development) is required for admission.
Likewise, the University administers a Bible and theology test to all
students; students who do not pass this test are required to participate in
a non-credit Bible survey course, and may be subject to further abilityto-
The ability-to-benefit classification and its restrictions may be applied
as well to applicants whose high school grade average is below a “C”
and to older students who are returning to school after an extended
period of time.
Health is an important factor in being able to maintain attendance,
earn satisfactory grades, engage in ministry, sustain employment, and
meet other demands of a college schedule. You must pass a physical
examination administered by a licensed physician and submit proof of
Prospective students with chronic, debilitating, or infectious physical
conditions must inform the Admissions Officer of their situation during
the application process in order to receive appropriate guidance. The
same requirement applies to prospective students with emotional
disorders, psychological disorders, or learning disabilities.
Applicants will be evaluated with regard to their ability to meet the
financial demands of attending Oikos. The University does not yet quality
for federal grants and loans.
Statement of Non-discrimination
Oikos does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color,
gender, and national or ethnic origin in the according or making
available of all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally
open to students at the college. We do not discriminate on the basis
of disability, race, color, gender, and national or ethnic origin in
administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship
and loan programs, and athletic and other college administered