(NOTE: Applicants who are not seeking an academic certificate or degree are not required to meet the admissions requirements as detailed below. Non-academic certificate or non-degree-seeking students may sign up for any class individually and receive continuing education credit for the class; these students are not considered to be enrolled in a college program.)
ICCS maintains an “open door” admissions policy on a first come, first served basis. Any applicant who is at least 18 years old, has a high school diploma (or GED, or international equivalent) and the minimum test scores (as listed below) may be admitted to the College. Students may take up to fifteen (15) semester hours without being admitted to a program (and without required test scores, except TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers), and will be considered to be on probationary status (see note at bottom of page). Individuals who have already obtained 30 or more semester hours from an accredited college or university will be automatically admitted.
Because of the rigorous nature of online education, applicants to ICCS’s academic programs must demonstrate they have the ability to succeed in an online program. Testing provides the most objective measurement of an applicant’s knowledge, skills and abilities. This measurement provides an accurate and fair means to compare different applicants to each other and to the requirements of the program to ensure the applicant possesses the time, perseverance, technology and skills needed to succeed in an online academic distance learning program.
Scores accepted by ICCS must have been received (tests taken) within the past year. ICCS accepts the following tests and scores to demonstrate ability to succeed (applicants must have at least one of these scores for full admission, however, may be admitted on probation without these scores):
Wonderlic: SLE-Q score of 20, WBST Verbal score of 303 and Quantitative of 294
SAT: Total score of 1068, with minimums of 536 on ERW and 531 on Math
ACT: Score of 21
Required for non-native English speakers: TOEFL: 550 for paper-based test, 78 for internet-based test
The Wonderlic test developed for ICCS is comprised of the Scholastic Level Exam and the Basic Skills Test, including Verbal and Quantitative components. If the applicant has not taken the SAT or ACT within the past year (and received the required scores), the Wonderlic may be provided free of charge.
NOTE: The Chief Academic Officer (Academic Director) is the final approval authority for admissions waivers. Students may be granted probationary status (but not admitted to the College) to take up to fifteen (15) semester hours. Admissions test requirements may be waived if a student successfully completes fifteen (15) semester hours with a 3.0 GPA in every class.
Prospective students who wish to enroll in any of the offered academic programs must submit a completed application and a copy of their high school transcript or diploma (or GED, or international equivalent), or college transcript to:
International College for Christian Studies, Admissions and Records Office, 103 Larchmont Drive, San Antonio, TX 78209
(Official transcripts must be mailed)
Or email to: Admissions@ICCSonline.net
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Students will be notified upon acceptance of application.
Application is accepted via online at www.ICCSonline.net. Registration and payment of tuition and fees are all accomplished through Matrix (see the Matrix tab on www.ICCSonline.net).
1. Submit a completed ICCS application form, with required attachments, and application fee
2. Interview with advisor to discuss educational plan and select classes
3. Complete Wonderlic Exam (SLE-Q and WBST combination) (if required)
4. Complete enrollment contract (if required)
6. Pay tuition and fees
7. Take ICCS Online Orientation Course
8. Start classes
NOTE: The National Association for College Admission Counseling provides excellent student and parent resources for preparing, searching, applying, financing, and succeeding in college. More information can be found at http://www.nacacnet.org/studentinfo/Pages/Default.aspx.
Students may be required to submit an enrollment agreement to be admitted to the school, based on student loans, scholarships, or grants. The enrollment agreement is for the entirety of the program, however, each individual class may be paid for separately. Students may cancel and/or change this enrollment agreement at any time after fulfillment of individual term/semester/class commitments. Students completing one program and entering another must submit a new enrollment agreement, however, their tuition and fees will be limited only to the remaining requirements. Continuing education and training students who are not seeking an academic certificate or degree are not required to submit an enrollment agreement.
Once a student has been admitted and maintains continuous enrollment, they may complete one level of achievement and continue through higher levels of achievement without having to re-apply. For example, if a student finishes the Certificate program and desires to continue through the Associate of Arts program, they may continue by simply entering a new enrollment agreement.
The International College for Christian Studies admits students and provides employment to individuals of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, creed, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, physical disability, or veteran status. It does not discriminate in any of these categories in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, loan, or grant programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs, and provides all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities to all students generally accorded or made available to any students at the school.
Individuals with physical limitations are welcome to attend any and all courses as well as serve in faculty and staff positions; accommodations will be made in accordance with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
All recruitment and admissions material complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the ADA, and the Internal Revenue Service. Inquiries regarding ICCS’s compliance with the ADA, or requests for accommodations for persons with disabilities can be directed to:
International College for Christian Studies
EEO/ADA/Affirmative Action Coordinator
103 Larchmont Drive, San Antonio, TX 78209
The International College for Christian Studies (ICCS) believes all people should have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge to increase their ability to perform their jobs, improve their life, and/or develop their relationships with God and other people. Resources permitting, and as long as the standards are maintained, instruction shall be adapted to individual student needs. This principle applies to flexibility in instructional strategies while maintaining high academic standards.
The official language used at the College is English, and although ICCS will ensure the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to taking individual classes, non-native English speakers must pass the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam with a score of 550 for paper tests and 78 for internet-based tests to be granted admission to an academic program. Accommodations will not be made to allow for participation in educational and vocational programs in other languages. All classes, seminars, and written material are in English. The Matrix Learning Management System does provide some translation assistance for some applications. For more information on taking the TOEFL, please visit https://www.esldirectory.com/english-language-exams/toefl-exam/.
The following statement concerning student records maintained by ICCS is published in compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. The release of information to the public without the consent of the student is limited to that designated as directory information. Directory information includes full name, mailing address, telephone number, year and place of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, degrees, certificates and awards, name of the previous educational institution attended, student classification, and enrollment status. Any student objecting to the release of all or any portion of such information must notify Admissions and Records within the first 12 class days of the semester. The restriction will remain in effect until revoked by the student.