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I have a disability. Will Rosedale make accommodations for me?

A: Students with disabilities are welcome to attend RBC. Accommodations are made on an individual basis depending on each student's needs. For individual questions and concerns, please contact our student life office here.

Q: What are the application/registration deadlines?

A: If you apply later than 3 weeks prior to the beginning of a study term, you will need to pay a $75 late fee. If you apply later than 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the study term, we cannot guarantee that your application will be processed in time and that you will be accepted for that term. Returning students may register up until 1 week prior to the beginning of the term of study; however, the $75 late fee still applies.

Q: What admissions requirements are necessary to enroll at RBC?

A: While SAT and ACT scores are helpful, they are not required for admission to Rosedale Bible College. The primary criteria for admission are a loyal devotion to Christ and willingness to cooperate with the guidelines of the school. High school graduation or a GED diploma is required for normal admission. Others may be admitted on academic probation.

Q: Can I change my course registration later if I change my mind?

A: Students have until 4:00 p.m. on the second class day of each study term to make changes in their course schedule.

Q: I took several courses elsewhere—can I transfer them into my program at RBC?

A: Students who are enrolled in the degree program at RBC may request a transfer of credit from other colleges. Requests must be made to the Academic Office. Your official transcript from the previous college must be received and reviewed. Courses need a grade of C or higher to be eligible for transfer.

Q: Can I register for classes before I’m accepted as a student?

A: You may submit your course registration form along with your application. You will not be officially registered for those courses, however, until you are accepted as a student.

Q: What is the difference between an official and an unoffical audit?

A: Audits are typically taken as an overload for personal enrichment. Official audits require the student to read the text(s) and attend 85–90% of classes. These audits appear on the student's transcript. Unofficial audits include no requirements and do not appear on transcripts.

Q: How long will it take to process my application?

A: It typically takes 3 weeks to process an application once it is received. The length of time can increase due to late transcripts or references.

Q: Can I fax my application materials?

A: You may fax your application materials to 877-857-1312 to speed up the application process. We do not begin processing an application until payment of the application fee has been received. If you apply online and have a credit card, you can also make your application fee payment online.

Q: Why doesn’t “Rosedale Chorus” or “Rosedale Chorale” show up on my course registration sheet?

A: The Rosedale Chorus, which rehearses during the fall semester, is an extracurricular activity which you will need to officially sign up for at the beginning of the semester. The Rosedale Chorale is a select group with auditions held at the beginning of the winter term. Once auditions have been held, the course will be added to each participant’s schedule.

Q: When is payment due?

A: Tuition and fees are billed for one study semester or term at a time. Payment is due the first Friday of each term of study.

Q: Can I pay my bill by credit card?

A: We are not currently accepting credit cards except for online application fee payments. Payment should be made by check or money order.

Q: Is there an ATM on campus?

A: There are no ATMs on campus. The accountant will cash checks for students or hold money on deposit for withdrawal.

Q: Is there lodging on campus for my family when they pick me up/drop me off?

A: Occasionally there will be space available on campus for family members to rent (contact Bethany Geib).

Q: What will my address be?

A: Mail can be sent in your name to 2270 Rosedale Road, Irwin, OH 43029.
Main Office/Emergencies: 740-857-1311

Q: Am I allowed to bring a car? Will I be able to manage without a car?

A: Students are allowed to bring their cars to campus. Students without cars are usually able to find rides to town, church, etc., with other students or staff.

Q: What size are the dorm beds?

A: Twin sized bunks.

Q: Am I allowed to bring a microwave/fridge/coffeepot/toaster, etc., for my dorm room?

A: A microwave, refrigerator, and toaster are available in each dorm lounge area for students to use. Coffee is available in the cafeteria or coffee shop. Due to limited room space and electrical overloads, bringing these appliances is discouraged.

Q: Are there computers available on campus?

A: Yes, computers are located in the student computer lab, the library, and in each dorm lounge.

Q: Is the internet available on campus?

A: Yes. There is wireless internet access available in the administrative/chapel/library building. It is also available after class hours in the classroom building.

Q: May I bring my own computer?

A: Students are allowed to bring personal computers with them to campus.

Q: Can I request a roommate?

A: Yes. A Roommate Selection Questionnaire is mailed in each acceptance packet. Requests are honored at the discretion of the Resident Directors.

Q: When will I know who my roommate is?

A: Roommates are assigned one week prior to the beginning of the study term. Unless you request a specific roommate, students will find out the dorm assignments once they arrive on campus.

Q: Am I allowed to go home on the weekends?

A: Students may leave campus for the weekend after communication with their Resident Director.

Q: Am I allowed to have an off-campus job?

A: Students may work off-campus as long as the job does not interfere with their course schedule. Jobs lasting beyond dorm time must be approved by the Dean of Students.

Q: Can I have visitors during the term?

A: Students need to inform their Resident Director of expected visitors and receive approval. Visitors must pay for lodging and any meals eaten on campus.

Q: Will my mail be forwarded to me after I leave RBC?

A: Yes, RBC will forward your mail for up to one year with the provision of a current mailing address.

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