Undergraduate Admission


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Undergraduate Application

Undergraduate applications can be completed online in just a few minutes. Once the application has been submitted, you should proceed through the steps at the bottom of this page.  Scroll down to view steps.  Apply now

Applicants interested in completing their BA at GIAL, pursuing the Certificate in Applied Linguistics, or just taking undergraduate level courses should apply for Undergraduate Admission. After being accepted to GIAL, undergraduate students are also permitted to take up to 6 credit hours of graduate level courses.

Students coming to GIAL to complete their BA degree should plan on starting  classes in August. A January start date may be possible, but must be agreed on by both the Director of the College of International Studies and the Dean of Academic Affairs.

Unless otherwise noted in the document instructions, please address all submitted application items/documents to:

GIAL Admissions
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas TX  75236
USA

or, if sent via email, to admissions@gial.edu.

Items submitted in support of a GIAL application are non-returnable.

1. Pay your application Fee

Your non-refundable application fee can be paid by mail or online.

To pay by check:
Send payment to GIAL Admissions, 7500 W Camp Wisdom Rd, Dallas, TX 75236 .

To pay online:
Click to pay your application fee online through PayPal.

Application Fee: $50

Admission Fee
Domestic $50.00 USD


Application Fee plus Visa Processing Fee (International Students): $100

Admission Fee
International $100.00 USD

2. Send us your transcripts

GIAL requires official copies of all post high school transcripts where courses were taken toward a degree or may pertain to an expected study program at GIAL.  Transcripts must show that the applicant has at least 54 semester hours of undergraduate level instruction completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better (on a 4.00 scale).

GIAL will consider transfer credit directly from the College Level Exam Program (CLEP), Prometric (DSST Program), or the College Board (Advanced Placement exam program). Official agency transcripts showing tests taken and scores received are required. GIAL school code for CLEP is CLEP06532 and for DSST is 9475.

Transcripts should come directly to GIAL from the school/agency itself or be in an unopened, signed and sealed envelope which you received directly from the school. Electronic transcripts sent by the school are acceptable as long as the school recognizes them as official. If using regular mail instead, schools should direct transcripts to GIAL Admissions, 7500 W Camp Wisdom Rd, Dallas, TX  75236.

Academic records from outside the United States should be sent to both GIAL and to the Educational Credential Evaluators (www.ECE.org), the school record evaluation service that GIAL recommends, to verify U.S. equivalency of courses taken and grades and degrees received.  GIAL requires a “course-by-course evaluation.”  If you go to ECE’s website, click “Apply Now,” select your country, and then “List of required documents,” you will see which school records to submit and how to submit them to ECE.

3. Have three non-family members submit a reference form

GIAL admission requires 3 academic/character references from non-family members. Have each individual fill out this reference form and send it to us (following the instructions on the form).

4. Complete a written statement of purpose

Why do you want to study at GIAL? Send us (via email or snail mail) a written statement of purpose.  Many applicants complete this requirement with a paragraph or two.

5. Additional requirements for applicants under 22 years of age

Students must be at least 18 years of age to attend GIAL.

Applicants under 22 years of age that are planning to study on campus at GIAL must also provide evidence of the bacterial meningitis vaccination.  This requirement is automatically waived for students who are only taking online courses.

Please use the following forms:

Checklist for Bacterial Meningitis Packet
Health Clinic HIPAA declaration
Bacterial Meningitis immunization form
Bacterial Meningitis medical exemption form

6. Additional requirements for students completing their BA at GIAL

Students seeking a BA degree from GIAL must also send the following:

1. Signed GIAL Statement of Faith/Code of Conduct form
2. Transfer Petition with list of classes and grades earned elsewhere (54 undergraduate credit hours). Credits transferred into a GIAL BA must be from regionally accredited institutions of higher education, from institutions accredited by the American Theological Society (ATS), or the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). or may be transferred directly from CLEP, Dantes (DSST), and Advanced Placement (AP) credits. All classes and grades listed on the Transfer Petition worksheet must be validated by transcripts submitted directly to GIAL Admission Office by the issuing agency.

Once admitted as a BA candidate, a student will be asked to submit an Intended Plan of Study (IPS) with the help of an advisor during his/her first term at GIAL.

7. Additional requirements for non-native English speakers

Non-native speakers of English should provide evidence of satisfactory performance on the TOEFL (GIAL school code: 6605),the IELTS, or the Common European Framework of Reference for Language evaluation. Total of partial scores on TOEFL must be at least 90. Overall score on IELTS must be at least 6.5, with no partial scores below 6.0. Common European Framework of Reference for Language (English) evaluation must be C3 or better.

8. Additional requirements for international students

If you will be needing a student visa while studying at GIAL, please visit our International Student admission page for steps and instructions.  The visa application process takes time, so be sure to apply early.  Contact our international student coordinator (isc@gial.edu) with any questions.