Admissions Information

Students desiring to earn degrees, certificates, or individual credit from the Antioch School must complete an Application for Admission in order to provide us with enough information to make a decision regarding admission. Upon admission, students are expected to complete an Enrollment Agreement.

You can start your online application at any time. The application process is simple:

  1. Start your application
  2. Obtain a commendation from your BILD Local Mentor
  3. Request your official transcripts
  4. Make your first payment

Once all application items are received, you can expect to hear back on an admissions decision within 2 weeks.

Obtaining a commendation: The most significant general requirement for bachelors and masters level programs is the commendation by a BILD local mentor. Students are also asked to identify the name of local mentor(s) who will provide personal development assessment during the program.

How to request your transcripts: Contact the registrar or academic records office of your previous institution. They may e-mail the transcripts (directly or via 3rd party such as Parchment) to records@antiochschool.edu or mail official paper transcripts to:

Antioch School
Attn: Admissions
2400 Oakwood Rd
Ames, IA 50014

Making your first payment: This first payment can be made by check or credit card (and is refundable in the unusual circumstance that you are not admitted). If you would like to make this payment by credit card, you may call us at 515.292.9694 or fax us at 515.292.1933. If mailing a check, please make it payable to: Antioch School and mail it to the address listed above. Student name should be included on the memo line.

A first payment of at least $200 should be submitted with a students application to a degree program, $125 for a certificate program, or $150 for a C.Min. with Additional Ministry Practicum program. Initial payments are entirely refundable if a student is not admitted.

What to expect after you're admitted:

  • Each student is given a BILD Cloud account upon admission. BILD Cloud is the portfolio system through which students post evidence of competency for their programs and engage in regular interaction with mentors and faculty for portfolio assessment.
  • Newly admitted students will receive a welcome packet which will include their acceptance letter, student financial information, and a guide to starting the SIMA MAP process.
  • If you are enrolling in an Antioch School program in conjunction with your church's church-based program, your local mentors can guide you in your church-based training. Familiarize yourself with the Help Center on questions related to course competency demonstration and Antioch School program. Contact us if you have any questions. 
  • If you are enrolling as an individual enrollment apart from a church-based program, your associate faculty member will guide you through your program.