The standards of scholarship and Christian faith at U.S.E.S.S. require a review and evaluation of every applicant. All application forms must be filled out completely, as well as letters of recommendation. The statement of salvation testimony, moral character, integrity, and academic records will be considered. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity of the school because of race, color, sex, or national origin. However, only persons who have a testimony of biblical salvation and have a sincere desire to serve Christ are eligible for admission.
When to Apply
A prospective student may apply anytime. There is no application deadline date, but we encourage you to apply early to reserve your space. Please submit your application to the Admissions Office during your junior or senior year in high school. Once an application is received, it will be processed as soon as possible. No reservation is final until the prospective student completes all forms and receives an official letter of acceptance.
Each applicant must have the following to be considered for admission:
A high school diploma or GED. Home-schooled students must have proof of graduation. Have taken either the SAT or ACT. Please have the scores sent directly to our college. If you have had difficulty taking either of these tests, or if you have any questions about these procedures, please call the U.S.E.S.S. admissions director.
Transfer Students Are Accepted Based on the Following Criteria:
All previous college transcripts are found to be satisfactory . A statement of good standing both spiritually and financially from the prior institution is provided. Any course grades under a “C” will not transfer for credit, and those credits will have to be made up. If the student has fewer than 26 credit hours, he may be required to submit ACT or SAT scores.
Students whose native tongue is not English must take the TOEFL examination and have their scores sent to the Admissions Director at U.S.E.S.S. All international students should contact the U.S.E.S.S. Admissions Director for information concerning the completion of the I-20 form.
International students must be able to establish their ability to pay tuition. Questions concerning any of these international student issues should be addressed to the college admissions director.
U.S.E.S.S. strongly urges every student to be covered by some type of health insurance. Those who do not have health insurance may sign a waiver which releases the college of any liability. All students with cars are required to provide proof of automobile insurance along with the proof of automobile registration and a valid driver’s license.
Early Dormitory Arrivals Policy
Dormitories are available to students who are currently enrolled or who have an accepted application for the next semester.
Students staying in the dorms during the break, arriving early, or leaving late, must gain approval from the Dean’s Office.
Students will be charged the current off-semester rate for their residence in the dorms (see College Catalogue for rates and charges).
Students must comply with all policies and procedures as outlined in the Student Handbook and will be subject to any discipline for violation thereof.
New students coming to college for their first semester may arrive a maximum of three days prior to the official opening of the dorms. These students must gain approval from the Dean’s Office of their early arrival two weeks prior to their arrival date. Transportation needs to the college must also be arranged two weeks in advance.
Students who are asked to arrive early for athletic competition, work study, etc., must comply with all policies and procedures written in the Student Handbook.
All students staying in the dormitories during non-academic days will attend all church services at the Church of the Guardians or an approved extension ministry.
U.S.E.S.S. admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. However, only persons who have a testimony of biblical salvation and have a sincere desire to serve Christ are eligible for admission.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
U.S.E.S.S. will reasonably accommodate otherwise qualified individuals with a disability unless such accommodation would pose an undue hardship, or would result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of the service, program or activity, or in undue financial or administrative burdens. Changes in teaching techniques occur continually as instructors discover new ways to aid handicapped students. The term “reasonable accommodation” is used in its general sense in this policy to apply to employees, students and visitors. Student requests for reasonable accommodation should be addressed to the Vice President of Student Affairs.
A student must self-identify as an individual with a disability and provide appropriate diagnostic information that substantiates the disability. The office of Student Affairs will then assess the impact of the disability on the student’s academic program and record the required academic accommodations in a memo to the instructor. All diagnostic information is confidential and therefore memos can be sent only at the student’s request.
Individuals who have complaints alleging discriminations based upon a disability may file them with the Director of Student Services.