University description (as per official university website)
Our Vision at Great Lakes Bible College is to be a viable institute for Biblical learning and training, equipping students for spiritual ministry, leadership and service, and primarily supported by and serving congregations in Eastern Canada and Northeastern United States, in addition to providing workers for the Kingdom worldwide.
Our Mission at Great Lakes Bible College is to provide a university-level program of Bible education to prepare students for effective spiritual living, Christian service, and worldwide evangelism.
Our Values at Great Lakes Bible College are ...
... to be devoted to the serious study of the Word of God with its application to the real world, and to developing tools for a life-time of continuing study.
... to feature an education that not only broadens understanding and sharpens individual skills, but also encourages personal development in faith, maturity, and commitment.
... to provide a setting for self-discovery, for determining career direction, and for gaining a comprehension that is informed by the past, shaped by Christian concerns, and challenged by the future -- all in an environment that seeks to honour God and his will.
... to be motivated by the great commission of Christ given to his followers to disciple the nations. Preparation is featured for communicating the Good News, both in oral and written form, in the midst of a complex, multi-cultural world.
Admission to the certificate and diploma programs of Great Lakes Bible College
requires a high school diploma.
Admission to GLBC's degree programs requires the equivalent of a Canadian university
Students with a general high school diploma can qualify for the degree programs by maintaining
a B average during the first and second years at GLBC and by receiving the Dean's approval.
Students applying from the United States with a U.S.-based high school diploma are required to have at least a 60% average or marks translated to a GPA of 1.8 or a grade of C-for admission into the certificate and diploma programs. Students holding university preparatory credits will be considered for admission into degree programs and Advanced Placement credits will be considered for transfer within the GLBC program. Students from the United States must have a valid student visa which requires a letter of acceptance and evidence of sufficient funds or financial support for the school term. American students are encouraged to give at least three months prior to the time of desired enrolment for processing application procedures.
Mature students, i.e. at least 21 years of age at the time of registration, away from formal education for at least two years, and not having a high school diploma can be admitted conditionally. These students will be on academic probation for the first year and will be required to maintain a B average during the first two years in order to be admitted to the third and fourth years of the degree programs.
International student applicants should have qualifications equivalent to university entrance in their home country. Applicants whose native language is not English will be required to submit proof of their ability in English by completing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The international applicant must satisfy Canadian government requirements for entrance into Canada as a student. Also required is a signed agreement from the student in which the rights and responsibilities of both the student and the college are stated. A processing fee is required of the International applicant. Six months are recommended for the processing period leading up to the time of desired enrolment.
Applicants for full-time studies must complete and submit a medical history form. Students must have a valid Ontario Health Card or equivalent medical coverage. American and International students are required to have equivalent health coverage or apply for same as soon as they arrive in Canada.
Christian Life Requirement
The applicant to Great Lakes Bible College must give evidence of a personal commitment to Christ and His teachings, and indicate a willingness to comply with the regulations of the college. The applicant will identify two references in his or her application form. These will be contacted directly by the college to request statements regarding the applicant's suitability for enrolment in Bible college studies.