The application process for PBC can be completed completely online! Click on the dropdown links below for more detailed information on the admissions requirements and information we will need to collect from you.

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FULL-TIME APPLICANTS

A full-time applicant is one who is taking 12 credits or more (this application does not apply to you if you are seeking a Music Degree, are an international applicant, or have been a PBC student). Here is the process for admission:

1.  Fill out the application request and pay the $35 application fee you will receive an email with a link to your application. Please save the email in case you need to return to your application at a later time. It’s helpful for you to have the following items available:

  • A valid e-mail address, that you check frequently
  • Names and dates of all high schools and colleges attended
  • Social security number
  • A current picture of yourself (passport style photo) ready to upload onto your application as a .JPG or .GIF

2. You’ll need to download the PDF files and confirm that you have read and comply with the following:

  • Statement of Faith
  • Student Handbook

3. You will be required to submit a Pastoral, Personal, and Parental Reference. During the application you will be asked to enter the email address below each reference. Once you submit your application the system will automatically send each reference a link to the application. We then notify you by e-mail once we receive them.

4. Please request official transcripts from your high school/college. These official transcripts must reflect your high school graduation date and must come in a sealed envelope from the school. If you did not graduate from high school please arrange for a copy of your GED certificate to be sent to PBC. You can download the form on the left to send in your request.

Only completed applications will be processed and reviewed. Once the completed application has been processed you will be notified by the Admissions office of your acceptance through an e-mail. It is critical that you be as accurate and precise as you can when filling out the application. Mistakes or omissions will likely delay the process of your application. Feel free to contact the Admissions team at any time concerning the status of your application.

If you are ready to get started, click here to request your online application.

PART-TIME APPLICANTS

A part-time applicant is one who is taking 11.5 or fewer credits (this application does not apply to you if you are seeking a Music Degree, interested in Online, or have been a PBC student). Here is the process for admission:

1.  Fill out the application request and pay the $35 application fee you will receive an email with a link to your application. Please save the email in case you need to return to your application at a later time. It’s helpful for you to have the following items available:

  • valid e-mail address, that you check frequently
  • Names and dates of all high schools and colleges attended
  • Social security number
  • A current picture of yourself (passport style photo) ready to upload onto your application as a .JPG or .GIF

2. You’ll need to download the PDF files and confirm that you have read and comply with the following:

  • Statement of Faith
  • Student Handbook

3. You will be required to submit a Pastoral Reference. In order to send the reference form  you will need a valid e-mail address for your pastor. During the application you will be asked to enter their e-mail address. Once you submit your application the system automatically sends your pastor a link to complete the form online. We then notify you by email once we receive it.

4. Request official transcripts from your high school/college. These official transcripts must reflect your high school graduation date and must come in a sealed envelope from the school. If you did not graduate from high school please arrange for a copy of your GED certificate to be sent to PBC. You can download the form on the left to send in your request.

Only completed applications will be processed and reviewed. Once the completed application has been processed you will be notified by the Admissions office of your acceptance through an e-mail. It is critical that you be as accurate and precise as you can when filling out the application. Mistakes or omissions will likely delay the process of your application. Feel free to contact the Admissions team at any time concerning the status of your application.

If you are ready to get started, click here to request your online application.

MUSIC PROGRAM APPLICANT

A Music Program applicant is one who is seeking a music degree (this application does not apply to you if you are interested in Online, are an international applicant, or have been a PBC student). Here is the process for admission:

1.  Fill out the application request and pay the $35 application fee you will receive an email with a link to your application. Please save the email in case you need to return to your application at a later time. It’s helpful for you to have the following items available:

  • A valid e-mail address, that you check frequently
  • Names and dates of all high schools and colleges attended
  • Social security number
  • A current picture of yourself (passport style photo) ready to upload onto your application as a .JPG or .GIF

2. You’ll need to download the PDF files and confirm that you have read and comply with the following:

  • Statement of Faith
  • Student Handbook

3. You will be required to submit a Pastoral, Personal, and Parental Reference. During the application you will be asked to enter the email address below each reference. Once you submit your application the system will automatically send each reference a link to the application. We then notify you by e-mail once we receive them.

4. Please request official transcripts from your high school/college. These official transcripts must reflect your high school graduation date and must come in a sealed envelope from the school. If you did not graduate from high school please arrange for a copy of your GED certificate to be sent to PBC. You can download the form on the left to send in your request.

5. You will be asked to submit two demo/audition videos of yourself with the following requirements :

  •  Showcases or features you prominently in the video footage, either solo or with a band, not overdubbed or edited.
  • Your demo should showcase the instrument or skill related to the track of emphasis you would like to pursue as a PBC Music Student (ie. voice for Worship Leader, drums for that instrument major as a Worship Musician, etc.).
  • One fast/upbeat worship song of your choice ( > 100 BPM )
  • One slower worship song of your choice ( < 100 BPM)
  • Must be under 2 minutes and 30 seconds
  • Please provide the title/name of your song either in the video, or in the filename you upload.
  • If you are playing to an audio track accompaniment, make sure the track can be heard in the video audio at least loud enough to make it obvious where you are at in the song.
  • Must be recorded with decent smartphone level of quality, video should be clear enough to not be pixelated.

Only completed applications will be processed and reviewed. Once the completed application has been processed you will be notified by the Admissions office of your acceptance through an e-mail. It is critical that you be as accurate and precise as you can when filling out the application. Mistakes or omissions will likely delay the process of your application. Feel free to contact the Admissions team at any time concerning the status of your application.

If you are ready to get started, click here to request your online application.

ONLINE APPLICANTS

An online student is one who is taking only online courses with PBC. This application does not apply to you if you have been a previous PBC student. Here is the process for admission to the online program:

1.  Fill out the application request and pay the $35 application fee you will receive access to our online application. Please note it will be extremely helpful for you to have the following items available:

  • A valid e-mail address that you check frequently
  • Names and dates of all high schools and colleges attended
  • Social security number
  • A current picture of self (head shot only) ready to upload to application file

2. You’ll need to download the PDF file and confirm that you have read and comply with the Statement of Faith.

3. Please request official transcripts from your high school/college. These official transcripts must reflect your high school graduation dateand must come in a sealed envelope from the school. If you did not graduate from high school please arrange for a copy of your GED certificate to be sent to PBC. You can download the form on the left to send in your request.

4. You will be required to submit a Pastoral Reference. In order to send the reference form  you will need a valid e-mail address for your pastor. During the application you will be asked to enter their e-mail address. Once you submit your application the system automatically sends your pastor a link to complete the form online. We then notify you by email once we receive it.

Only completed applications will be processed and reviewed. Once the completed application has been processed you will be notified by the Admissions Representative. It is critical that you be as accurate and precise as you can when filling out the application. Mistakes or omissions will likely delay the application process. Feel free to contact the Admissions team at any time concerning the status of your application.

If you are ready to get started, click here to request your online application.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

An international student is someone who is currently planning on studying at Portland Bible College on a non-immigrant visa. Most of the international students at Portland Bible College have F-1 visas. If you are a US citizen, permanent resident (green card holder), or have asylum or refugee status you are not considered an international student. For more information please see our International Student Page before applying. Here is the process for admission:

1. Fill out the application request and pay the $35 application fee you will receive an e-mail with a link to your application. Please save the email in case you need to return to your application at a later time. It’s helpful for you to have the following items available:

  • A valid e-mail address that you check frequently
  • Names and dates of all high schools and colleges attended
  • A current picture of yourself (head shot only) ready to upload to application file.

2. You’ll need to download the PDF files and confirm that you have read and comply with the following:

  • Statement of Faith
  • Student Handbook

3. You will be required to submit a Pastoral, Personal, and Parental Reference. In order to submit all request forms you will need a valid e-mail address where you can send the forms to. During the application you will be asked to enter their email address below each reference. Once you submit your application the system will automatically send each reference a link to the application. We then notify you by e-mail once we receive them.

4. Please request official transcripts from your high school/college. These official transcripts must reflect your high school graduation date and must come in a sealed envelope from the school. If you did not graduate from high school please arrange for a copy of your GED certificate to be sent to PBC. You can download the form on the left to send in your request.

5. Have your financial sponsor complete the Statement of Financial Responsibility form and attach a copy of the sponsor’s bank statement dates within 90 days of the application date. If you are paying for yourself, a copy of your bank statement must be attached. NOTICE: Money must be stated in U.S. dollars. Account information will need to be translated into English and U.S. dollars.

6. Any non-married student under the age of 30 years old is required to live in the on-campus dormitories. If you are a married you will be required to find housing off-campus. Please click here to find more information on finding housing in Portland.

7. All non-native speakers of English are required to show evidence of their English fluency level by submitting a copy of a TOEFL score taken withing six months of their application date of by writing for our test.

Non-Native English Speakers

All applicants who do not speak English as their first language will be required to take an English proficiency test (the International Standardized TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language). This test includes oral comprehension and knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. The TWE (Test of Written English) must be included in the scoring of the TOEFL in order for the test to be valid. The test and/or results must be sent directly to the college. Once we receive your test score, we will contact you to schedule a phone or skype meeting to determine if you meet our English Proficiency requirements.

English Proficiency Entrance Requirements

The required entrance level is 79 Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) and 213 with the computer-based TOEFL (CBT). If a student scores between 61 iBT (173 CBT) and 79 iBT (213 CBT), they will be allowed to enter the program of their choice, but will be required to take between two and six credit hours of ESL classes in addition to the PBC academic classes. A score above 79 iBT (213 CBT) and a satisfactory assessment with our English department requires no ESL classes. http://www.ets.org/toefl

Your file must be complete with ALL of the required information before your application can be processed. It is important that the reference sheets and transcripts be sent promptly in order to process your application. When our admissions office has received all these items, your application will be reviewed and you will be notified of their action.

If you are ready to get started, click here to request your online application.

RE-ENROLLING APPLICANTS

Did you take a break from PBC for more than two semesters? Here is the process to be re-admitted to Portland Bible College:

1Start by filling out the re-admittance form and pay the $35 re-enrollment fee you will receive an email with a link to your application. Please save the email in case you need to return to your application at a later time. It’s helpful for you to have the following items available:

  • valid e-mail address, that you check frequently
  • Social security number
  • A current picture of yourself (passport style photo) ready to upload onto your application as a .JPG or .GIF.

2. You’ll need to download the PDF files and confirm that you have read and comply with the following:

  • Statement of Faith
  • Student Handbook

3. You will be required to submit an updated Pastoral Reference. In order to send the reference form to your pastor you will need a valid e-mail address for him/her. During the application you will be asked to enter their e-mail address. Once you submit your application the system automatically sends your pastor a link to complete the form online. We then notify you by e-mail once we receive it.

4. Please request official transcripts from any other institution that you attended after PBC. If you did not attend any other schools after PBC, you can ignore this component.You can download the form on the left to send in your request.

Only completed applications will be processed and reviewed for re-enrollment. Once the completed application has been processed you will be notified by the Admissions Office through e-mail providing you with important information regarding the upcoming semester.

If you are ready to get started, click here to request your online application.

TRANSFER APPLICANTS

A transfer student is one who has attended college or university elsewhere before applying for admission at PBC. 

1. Fill out the application request and select from one of the applications explained above that best fits your interest and pay the $35 application fee. You will receive an email enabling you to set-up a username and password. Log in to access and begin the application. Please note it will be extremely helpful for you to have the following items available:

  • A valid e-mail address that you check frequently
  • Names and dates of previous high school and colleges attended
  • Social security number
  • A current picture of self (passport style photo) ready to upload to your Populi account as a .JPG

2. You’ll need to download the PDF files and confirm that you have read and comply with the following:

  • Statement of Faith
  • Student Handbook

3. E-mail or print and send parental, pastoral and personal reference forms provided within the online application profile.  Give each reference to the appropriate individuals asking them to notify you when completed.  Ask them to mail the reference form to the Admissions office address found on the bottom of the reference page. A second option would be for the individual to put the completed reference in a sealed envelope, sign the back flap and give back to you to send directly to us. In rare instances we will accept these by fax (call admissions coordinator to see qualifications for this scenario). The fax # to send references to is 503.889.5612.

4. Request that your official transcripts be sent to us from the college or colleges you have attended. If you received less than a full-time semesters worth of credits you will need to request your official high school transcript as well. You can download the form on the left to send in your request.

Only completed applications will be processed and reviewed. Once the completed application has been processed you will be notified by the Admissions Representative. It is critical that you be as accurate and precise as you can when filling out the application. Mistakes or omissions will likely delay the application process. Feel free to contact the Admissions team at any time concerning the status of your application.

If you are ready to get started, click here to request your online application.

Downloadable Application Resources

Don’t have all the information right now?

Not a problem! When you begin filling out the application your components are automatically saved. Therefore, when you decide to return to your application you can start right where you left off. Be sure to save the email with the application link. If you happen to delete it, contact our Admission Advisor so they can re-send you the link.