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Moody Bible Institute Admissions

Check in with Moody Bible Institute's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Moody Bible Institute by April 15.

Moody Bible Institute Admissions Stats at a Glance

Moody Bible Institute 2021 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not even considered
Waitlist No

Considering Applying Early to Moody Bible Institute?

Moody Bible Institute offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

The early decision acceptance rate at Moody Bible Institute is 84%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 98%. In 2021, Moody Bible Institute admitted 230 of the 274 students who applied early decison.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Moody Bible Institute

It is moderately difficult to get into Moody Bible Institute. Moody Bible Institute evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Moody Bible Institute accepted 98% of students, around 352 of the 361 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Moody Bible Institute, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does Moody Bible Institute Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Moody Bible Institute

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Not Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Not Considered
Volunteer Work Important

Moody Bible Institute 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Moody Bible Institute must submit the following items. Double check with Moody Bible Institute's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Letter(s) of Recommendation 3
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Moody Bible Institute?

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

Moody Bible Institute doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Moody Bible Institute is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Transferring to Moody Bible Institute

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Moody Bible Institute.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is March 1. Applicants should hear back by April 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Moody Bible Institute during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Moody Bible Institute Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Moody Bible Institute?

Students who are admitted to Moody Bible Institute must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Moody Bible Institute accept transfer credits?

Moody Bible Institute accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Moody Bible Institute accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Moody Bible Institute accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Moody Bible Institute accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Moody Bible Institute?

Moody Bible Institute is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is Moody Bible Institute's acceptance rate?

Moody Bible Institute's acceptance rate is 98%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Moody Bible Institute?

Moody Bible Institute's early decision acceptance rate was 84% in 2021.

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Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Moody Bible Institute? Moody Bible Institute is a somewhat selective institution. The Moody Bible Institute acceptance rate is 98%. This means that the institution accepts 97 out of every 100 applicants.



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Moody Bible Institute Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Moody Bible Institute is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Moody Bible Institute is Mar 1.

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