International Student Application Process

We welcome the opportunity to provide affordable, quality education for international students who desire Christian ministry training.  The process of applying as an international student can take a while, so beginning early is essential. We suggest that international students apply six months before your first semester, but no later than April 1st for the Fall Semester, and September 1st for the Spring Semester.  The steps you will need to take to become a student at CCCB are detailed as follows:

Required Application Procedures:
Your application package includes all forms and materials on the following list.  All of these documents MUST be completed and sent directly to the CCCB Admissions Department together in one package for your application to be considered.  A checklist to help make sure you have included all of the necessary documents before mailing it in can be found here: International Application Checklist

  1. International Application: Download and print the CCCB International Application Form.  Attach a photocopy of your passport (the inside page with your picture and name).
  2. $100 (US) Application Fee: The CCCB Admissions department will not review an application until the $100 (US) non-refundable application fee has been paid. 
  3. Educational Records: We will need your high school and college transcripts.  Transcripts from high school and colleges attended outside the United States must be submitted through an evaluation service.  CCCB does not recommend any particular service, but will accept evaluations from any service recognized by NACES.
  4. TOEFL Results: The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam is for non-English speaking countries only. We can only accept students with a minimum paper test score of 500, a minimum computer score of 173, or a minimum Internet score of 61. See TOEFL's website for details on the test. Central's school code for TOEFL is 6145. Central also accepts a score of 5 or higher on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System).
  5. Ministry References: Provide two references from non-relatives who know you well. One needs to be ministerial in nature- best filled out by a preacher, youth minister, elder, small group leader, etc who has witnessed your work in ministry and church attendance. The second may be from a different ministerial source or can instead be obtained from an academic or employment reference- teacher, coach, boss, etc. You can print two copies of the Reference Form and have your references complete and mail the form directly to the CCCB Admissions Office.  You can also provide us with the name, email address, and phone number of your references when you complete your admissions application and we will send them a link to complete the reference electronically.
  6. Personal Funding Statement: Download the CCCB Personal Funding Statement for International Applicants (On Campus or Off Campus).  This form will assess your ability to pay your school bill.  Supporting documentation, such as bank statements, will be required to prove sufficient funds exist to cover your school and living expenses.  If your personal assets are not sufficient to cover the total one year cost of attendance on the form, you will need to provide proof that another source, such as a church or personal sponsor, will be supporting you by paying those bills.

Send all forms and materials listed above along with the $100 Application Fee to:

Central Christian College of the Bible
Attn: Admissions Director
911 East Urbandale Drive
Moberly, MO, USA, 65270

Acceptance Decisions:
When all of the above documents have been received, along with the Application Fee, the Admissions Department will review the application and a decision regarding acceptance will be made.  If you have been accepted, you will be notified of your acceptance by letter.  You will then need to complete the following steps in order to obtain your visa and enroll:

Upon Acceptance:

  1. Affidavit of Support: Download and complete the I-134 Affidavit of Support which can be found by clicking here.  Please read and follow closely the instructions for completing the I-134 which can be found by clicking here.The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires that you submit an Affidavit of Support form (form I-134) listing your source of funding for your schooling and living expenses while you are a student in the US (your sponsor). The USCIS further requires that this sponsor be a US citizen. In addition, this sponsor, or sponsors, must be willing to cover all expenses incurred by the student. This includes tuition as there are conditions to be maintained for the full-tuition scholarship and therefore it is possible that tuition would be due by the student as well. We have calculated the annual expenses for a full time on campus student at $19,957.00 per year. The annual expenses for a full time off campus student are calculated at $26,975.00 per year. These are the amounts that will be asked of your supporter(s) to be willing to pay if necessary. The supporter must sign the affidavit of support form stating that they are willing to pay this amount. They will also need to provide supporting documentation that demonstrates that they have the ability to pay this amount according to the instructions provided with the i-134 form. This is very important. You cannot be accepted as a student at CCCB without a US based sponsor.  Submit the completed I-134 to the CCCB Admissions Department.  Please Note: CCCB does not provide sponsorship for international students, nor do we have any information on any available sponsors.
  2. $500 (US) Processing Fee: If you are accepted you will need to submit a Processing Fee of $500 (US) to reserve your spot at CCCB and receive your I-20 form.  Along with your reservation fee, please provide the address where you would like your I-20 form sent. Once you receive the I-20 and SEVIS receipt which you will need to schedule a visa interview.
  3. Visa Interview: Once you receive the I-20 form and SEVIS receipt contact the U.S. embassy or consulate closest to you and schedule an interview to apply for an F-1 Visa. Applications requiring security clearance can take between 2 and 4 months in addition to the normal processing time. It is best to apply for your student visa as early as possible, but not more than 120 days prior to the start of your program. Go to the Department of State website for current procedures, required forms, and operating hours.
  4. US College Transfer Students: International Students currently attending college in the U.S. who desire to transfer to Central must complete all of the above steps required for application.  Transfer students will also be required to provide Official Transcripts and a Good Standing Form from all colleges attended.  Once an acceptance had been made, you will also need to contact the CCCB Admissions Office to obtain an International Student School Transfer Certification Form.  This step is necessary only if you are an international student wishing to transfer from another U.S. college or university.

Please direct all questions about these items to: CCCB Admissions Department: | 888-263-3900 x144