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Admissions

We are committed to help you every step of the way through your admission process. Chad, Catherine, and Josiah are here to answer your questions through the application process. We are glad you are considering attending AFLBS!

Meet the Admissions Staff

Chad Friestad

Chad Friestad
Student Development Director

Catherine McLaughlin

Catherine McLaughlin
Administrative Assistant

Josiah Nelson

Josiah Nelson
Admissions Advisor

 


 

Admission Requirements

  1. It is expected that those who seek entrance to the school do so because of an earnest desire to know Christ more intimately, to follow Him more closely, and to serve Him more faithfully.
  2. In order that every student may make the most of his/her time and opportunity, he/she is expected to observe faithfully the guidelines of the school.
  3. Three recommendations: 1) a pastor, 2) spiritual mentor, and 3) Teacher/ Employer are required.
  4. High school diploma or GED certificate.
  5. Current health record form completed by a doctor or a nurse practitioner (form is provided in the application packet).
  6. All students are required to have/show proof of health insurance.

Application Procedure

A student needs to complete the following steps to be considered for admission to the Association Free Lutheran Bible School:

  1. Return a completed application form to the Admissions Office. Please give special attention to the reference section of the application. a) A $20 non-refundable application fee is required for all applications. b) No application fee will be assessed for applications submitted before December 1 of the year previous to your enrollment. c) An additional $30 will be charged for applications that are received after August 1 for the fall semester or November 1 for the spring semester.
  2. High School Transcripts must be sent to the AFLBS Admissions office along with a final transcript to be sent in June. Official transcripts from any other colleges attended must also be sent.
  3. Three recommendations: 1) a pastor, 2) spiritual mentor, and 3) Teacher/ Employer are required.
  4. A health record form must be completed by a physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner and returned to the AFLBS Office.

 


 

Cost

AFLBS offers an affordable tuition rate and a very reasonable room and board plan. Many friends of AFLBS, alumni, financial supporters, and churches donate money to keep AFLBS as affordable as possible. The total cost per year at AFLBS is currently $9,610. This amount includes tuition, room, board, and other necessary fees. 

Either the full semester amount or the minimum down payment of $3,250 is due at the time of registration for the semester you are applying for. This amount should be in the form of cash, check, money order or cashier’s check. Payment plans may be arranged with the AFLBS Student Accounts Manager. Prepayments can be made at any time. For more details on costs and payments, please refer to the AFLBS Financial Planning Sheet.

 


 

Request Info

Thank you for your interest in AFLBS! Fill out the form below and we’ll send you an information packet to help you decide if AFLBS is the place for you.

Request Info

  • Classes, athletics, music, youth ministry, etc.

You may also find out more by calling the AFLBS office at 763-544-9501.


 

Visit Us

Be our guest on campus! Tour the campus. Meet AFLBS students. Attend classes. Experience AFLBS for yourself!

Call 763-544-9501 to set up a campus visit.

 

Apply Now

Ready to take the next step? Download an application or request one be sent to you by mail.

Application Deadline for Fall Semester:

All application materials must be submitted on or before the one of the following dates in order to be considered for admission.

December 1– $20 application fee waived and receive a free AFLBS Hoodie
February 1
 – $20 application fee waived and receive a free AFLBS T-shirt
After February 1 
– application fee increases to $20; receive a free AFLBS T-shirt
After August 1
 – application fee increases to $50

Application Deadline for Spring Semester:

Often, students choose to start during the Spring semester. The application deadline for starting in January is November 15. Applicants must follow all the steps listed above in order to be considered for admission. Applications received after November 15 will be subject to a $30 application fee increase. Either the full semester amount or a minimum down payment of $2,640 is due by December 1.

Click here to request an application, or download and print the materials below.

Applications will not be approved until all the necessary paperwork has been received. Once your file is complete and reviewed by the AFLBS Admissions Team and the AFLBS Dean, you will be notified by mail if you have been accepted.

Included in the application is the:

1) Application Form
2) Health Record Form
3) Spiritual Mentor’s, Pastor’s, and Teacher/Employer’s Recommendation Forms
4) Scholarship Application

Make sure to include transcripts from your high school and any other colleges you have attended.

Download Application

International Application


 

FAQs

1. Do I really need a health form?

Yes. All students are required to have the health form completed by a doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician's assistant. This form ensures that is physically capable of attending AFLBS without detriment to his/her health.

2. When do I pay the application fee?

The application fee must be paid at the time your application is submitted to AFLBS. This amount should be in the form of cash, check, money order, or cashier’s check.

3. Do I need to put down a deposit?

Yes. A $100 deposit is required once a student is accepted to secure his/her spot. 

4. When do I make my first payment?

Either the full semester amount or the minimum down payment of $3,250 is due at the time of registration for the semester you are applying for. This amount should be in the form of cash, check, money order or cashier’s check. Payment plans may be arranged with the AFLBS Student Accounts Manager. Prepayments can be made at any time. For more details on costs and payments, please refer to the AFLBS Financial Planning Sheet.

5. What payment plans are offered?

See our Financial Planning Sheet for detailed information.

6. What is the application deadline?

The following are current application deadlines:

December 1– $20 application fee waived and receive a free AFLBS Hoodie
February 1 – $20 application fee waived and receive a free AFLBS T-shirt
After February 1 – application fee increases to $20; receive a free AFLBS T-shirt
After August 1 – application fee increases to $50

Applications will not be approved until all the necessary papers have been received. Once your file is complete and reviewed by the AFLBS Admissions Team and the AFLBS Dean, you will be notified by mail if you have been accepted.

 


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