APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools
2200 W. Loop 281
Longview, TX 75604

We are excited you are applying to Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools. Students from around the world come to Texas Independent Baptist Seminary seeking more than just a diploma. They want practical ministry training as well as academic excellence. If you are ready for a challenge – spiritually, academically and socially – Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools is the place for you! This application represents your opportunity to be considered for admission to Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools. When we have received the necessary items listed below, your application will be reviewed by the Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools Administration.

T.I.B.S. Admissions
2200 W. Loop 281
Longview, TX 75604

Freshman and Transfer Applicants:

  1. Send your completed application for admissions along with a $25 tuition deposit in the form of a check or money order.
  2. Remove the Transcript Request form, fill out your information, and mail to the appropriate secondary or post-secondary institution. Be sure to fill out your student information before mailing. Your high school or college will send us your transcripts.
  3. Remove the enclosed Pastor’s Recommendation form. Have your pastor complete the form and mail it directly to Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools.
  4. Remove the 2 reference forms. Have your references complete the form and mail it directly to Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools.
  5. Include your 750 word personal essay on a separate, 8½ X 11, sheet of paper.

NOTE: Transfer applicants with at least 30 college credits are NOT required to submit an official secondary school transcript.

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools

Upon receipt of your application, a member of the Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools administration will
contact you. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 1.800.292.1062.

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
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FAMILY INFORMATION

Family Application
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CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, please write the date of the last occurrence.

CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
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ACADEMIC INFORMATION

ACADEMIC INFORMATION
Students must have their transcripts sent to the Admissions Office even if they do not expect to transfer credit.
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IN WHICH PROGRAM ARE YOU PRIMARILY INTERESTED?

IN WHICH PROGRAM ARE YOU PRIMARILY INTERESTED?
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CHURCH INFORMATION

CHURCH INFORMATION
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COMMITMENT

COMMITMENT
If “no,” enclose an explanation of any area in which you disagree.
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Please prepare a 750 word personal essay on a separate sheet of paper (8½ X 11) and include the following subjects in your essay. Please type or print in ink and enclose with your application.

1. Give a brief account of your personal salvation testimony.
2. Please tell about your call to the ministry.
3. List the reasons you desire for attending Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools.
4. Please tell what you plan on doing once you graduate from Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools.

The T.I.B.S. Catalog is available for download from our website: https://texasibs.org.

NOTICE

Falsifying or withholding information in completing this application violates the policies of Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools and constitutes grounds for the immediate withdrawal of your application from further consideration or cancelation of your admission or registration.

I Below Name hereby certify that this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge, with no omissions in any area. I also understand that any untrue statement may subject me to immediate dismissal from Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools. If I am accepted, I agree to comply with the doctrines, rules and regulations of the Longview Baptist Temple and to maintain the standards of conduct in accordance with the aims and objectives of Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools.

AGREEMENT FORM
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TO THE APPLICANT: Please complete the first section of this form and give it to your pastor.

TO THE PASTOR: Please fill out the following information and return this form directly to Texas Independent Baptist
Seminary & Schools. The information on this form will be held strictly confidential and will not be available to the
applicant. Please do not return this form to the applicant.

This section to be completed by applicant.

PASTOR’S RECOMMENDATION
This reference should be completed no more than fifteen (15) months before you plan to attend.
To your knowledge, has the applicant made a profession of faith in Christ and followed the Lord in Baptist Baptism?
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TO THE APPLICANT: Please complete the first section of this form and give it to a business associate, employer, teacher,
or a person of authority to complete and return to the college. Relatives may not fill out a personal reference form.

TO THE REFERENCE: Please fill out the following information and return this form directly to Texas Independent Baptist
Seminary & Schools. The information on this form will be held strictly confidential and will not be available to the
applicant. Please do not return this form to the applicant.

This section to be completed by applicant.

PERSONAL REFERENCE FORM
This reference should be completed no more than fifteen (15) months before you plan to attend.
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MEDICAL FORM
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TO THE APPLICANT: This form must be completed by your physician no more than one year before you enroll. The deadline for submitting a complete physical form is thirty days after the first day of registration for the first semester enrolled if you are a full-time and/or dorm student. A complete physical form includes this form AND the result from the Tuberculin PPD test AND, if this test is positive, the results from the chest X-ray.

No matter the cost or the time required, it is the student’s responsibility to submit a complete physical form before the above deadline. No student will be allowed to attend any class after midterms until his/her complete form has been submitted to the Admissions Office.

TO THE PHYSICIAN: Every blank is required. Thank you for your assistance.

PHYSICAL FORM
This test is required.
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PLEASE READ: This permit is required of every student. If the student will be 18 years of age before registration, he/she must sign below after he/she turns 18. If the student will not be 18 before registration, the person legally responsible for him/her must sign.

EMERGENCY PERMIT FORM
In the event that an emergency should arise, I hereby give Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools permission to authorize emergency anesthesia, surgery, and/or procedures for the above-named student/ applicant as deemed necessary.
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TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM FOR SECONDARY OR POST-SECONDARY RECORDS

To the Principal or Registrar: The following student is applying for admission to Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools of Longview, TX. Please send a copy of his/her transcripts to:

T.I.B.S. Admissions 2200 W. Loop 281 Longview, TX 75604

Please include the student’s grades, grade-point average, or completed credit hours as well as any awards or recognition which the student may have received while attending your institution.

Student Information:

TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM
Last Name
First Name
Middle Name
Full Address
(Parent’s or guardian’s signature is required if the student is under 18 years of age.)
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PROSPECT CARD
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