General Requirements for Admission
In order to be admitted to registration as a regular student in Remnant University (for all degree programs), the applicant must present the following credentials to the Director of Admissions, Remnant University, 745 Fort Street Suite #2001, Honolulu, HI 96813.
2. Application Deadlines
(1) A completed application
a. Master Program: a completed application on a form supplied by the Office of Admissions (available online at www.rtuniv.org) including a statement of personal conversion and of Christian experience and service. This application form includes (a) applicant’s agreement with the doctrinal position of Remnant University, as found in the doctrinal statement of this catalog, and (b) applicant’s pledge to abide cheerfully by the spirit and standards of the University.
b. Bachelor Program: a completed Universal College Application form supplied by the Office of Admissions (available online at www.rtuniv.org) and Remnant University supplementary application forms concerning personal statement, agreement of doctrinal position of Remnant University and pledge on Code of Conduct.
(2) A non-refundable application fee. A late fee is added for applications received after the deadlines indicated.
(3) A Church reference on a form supplied by the Office of Admissions (available online at www.rtuniv.org) from the minister or session of the church of which the applicant is a member, or from another source approved by the Director of Admissions.
(4) An academic reference
a. Master Program: an academic reference on a form supplied by the Office of Admissions (available online at www.rtuniv.org) from a college professor under whose guidance the applicant has pursued studies, or from another source approved by the Director of Admissions.
b. Bachelor Program: two teacher reports on a form supplied by the Common Application for undergraduate college admission (available online at www.rtuniv.org).
(5) Official transcript(s)
a. Master Program
A full official transcript(s) of the applicant’s undergraduate and graduate level work. If more than one institution was attended, there should be a transcript from each school in which the student took 12 credits or more. (An official transcript is one that is sent directly from the institution in a sealed envelope. If it is opened before it reaches the Office of Admissions, it then becomes unofficial.) If the transcript does not show the completion of a baccalaureate degree at the time of application, a final transcript must be submitted before final admission can be granted. An applicant previously registered at Remnant University may use the official transcripts provided in his or her previous application, as long as the applicant graduated within the last five years.
The transcript must show the attainment of a baccalaureate degree. The grades attained shall give promise that the applicant can pursue courses in the University satisfactorily. The transcript should show the broad and comprehensive education essential to theological studies. While it is not possible to prescribe one pattern as normative for all pre-education, a degree of mastery is recommended in the following areas: English; history; philosophy; natural sciences; social sciences; ancient, classical, and modern foreign languages; and Bible.
b. Bachelor Program
Applicant needs to submit Secondary School Report (Common Application), two Teacher Evaluations and Mid-Year School Report for those do not graduate yet (not required of students who have already graduated). All these forms are included in application package and also downloadable on www.rtuniv.org.
(6) All applicants whose native language is not English, or for whom English was not the language of instruction from the primary grades (regardless of U.S. citizenship or residency), must take the TOEFL and TWE. TOEFL paper score should be over 550 (CBT 213; IBT 79-80) and TWE over 4.0. International applicants should also see the International Students section. International students who wish to obtain an I‑20 or DS-2019 visa eligibility form or an I‑20 transfer form from Remnant University must indicate sufficient personal financial resources for themselves and their dependents.
(7) Additional Recommendation (or Requirement)
Remnant University will examine the credentials with a view to ascertain whether the applicant is of good moral character and is of serious purpose. When possible, a personal interview with the Director of Admissions is recommended (or sometimes requested) with regard to personal, academic, and spiritual qualifications for advanced biblical study and for the ministry of the gospel.
An application for Master program or Bachelor program must be submitted up to the date stated below.
Late application will be considered only if accompanied by the late fee.
Summer or Fall entrance ………………………..…….June 1
Winter or Spring entrance……………………….December 1
International/Canadian applications (from applicants who require a student visa) are accepted as stated
below. Late applications need to be consulted at the administrative office OR they will be considered for the following year.
Summer or Fall entrance ………………………..……..May 1
Winter or Spring entrance……………………….November 1
3. International Students
Remnant University is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. Students from other countries are encouraged to apply. Any person desiring international admission should allow 3-6 months to complete the admissions process. All applicants from non-English speaking school must supply official transcripts from the school with a certified English translation. Students who have a primary language other than English must certify that they are proficient in the English language.
4. Notification of Admission
(1) Documentation for Students in F-1 Status
International students in need of F-1 status must reach final acceptance by completing the initial admissions process and submit the following documentation prior to receiving the I-20:
a. SEVIS Form I-20 Application
b. Affidavit of Support(notarized) or Letter Sponsorship
c. Verification of Funds from Student or Sponsor
(Note: We cannot accept faxes or unofficial photocopies of financial letters or bank statements. All financial information must be statements with dates no older than 2 months prior to the I-20 application date.)
d. Copy of Valid Passport
e. Copy of Current Student Visa (if applicable)
f. Copy of I-94 Card (if available)
g. I-901 fee processed
All students accepted into the Bachelor’s or Master’s programs must make a minimum deposit sufficient to cover 1 year of tuition for their first year. Only Cash or Certified Bank Check (USD) will be accepted for this payment.
(2) Important Information for Students in F-1 Status
a. All F-1 students should be enrolled as full-time students each semester throughout their entire program. Students in the bachelor program must maintain four classes each semester (12 hours). These hours must be maintained and verified to avoid being out of your F-1 status.
b. Students are responsible for notifying the International Student Office of any change in their personal information no later than 10 days after the change is implemented. (Example: address, telephone, etc.)
c. Students must not engage in unauthorized employment. F-1 students are allowed to work in the U.S. with proper authorization from RU or the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). There are two types of employment available to F-1 students: On-Campus Employment and Practical Training. Please contact ISO officer for more details. Immigration laws prohibit dependents in F-2 status from securing employment.
Note: If you are currently a student at another institution and already have an F-1 visa, you need a new I-20 issued by Remnant University. Therefore, you must submit the I-20 application packet, transfer clearance form, a copy of current visa, I-20, passport, and I-94, along with all other admissions requirements.
Caution: Prospective Students are cautioned not to come to the United States on a visitor’s Visa and then attempt to get this changed to a Student Visa once they arrive in this country. The US Immigration Service considers this as coming to the US on false pretenses and may not approve such a request. The only exception is if individuals indicate to the US Consulate in their country in writing that the purpose of a visit to the US is to select a college.
After reviewing the credentials submitted, Remnant University will notify the applicant of the decision about admission. Registration for course work is contingent upon receipt of a transcript showing completion of any prerequisite degree.
An admitted student may defer matriculation for up to one year by notifying the Office of Admissions in writing.
Excursus on Application Forms (Christian Commitment & Experience)
1. Christian Commitment
Since the stated purpose of Remnant University is to prepare qualified leaders for the Christian church and its related ministries, it is important that the values of the applicant can benefit from the programs and environment of the University, three areas are reviewed:
(1) Conversion... It is expected that students at Remnant University have confessed faith in Jesus Christ as personal Savior. Applicants are asked to submit a statement concerning their personal faith.
(2) Life style....To be comfortable in Remnant University environment, the applicant's lifestyle should reflect Christian principles. To assist in the evaluation of the applicant's qualification in this respect, a confidential character reference from a pastor or Christian leader is required. Applicants must also submit a concise statement describing their family background, personal experience and professional goals.
(3) Beliefs....Since a major segment of Remnant University curriculum is devoted to the study of Bible content and reformed theological doctrine, it is important that the applicant receives a copy of Remnant University's doctrine position concerning some contemporary issues in Scripture.
2. Christian Experience
Most applicants who come to Remnant University directly from high school have little employment experience. In such cases the applicant's involvement in extra-curricular high school or college activities and in church and community programs is considered in the admissions decision.
Other applicants have accumulated years of experience in the business world or in Christian ministry. This life experience becomes a significant factor in the admissions decision and may qualify the student for academic credit if validated.
1. Equal Opportunity
Remnant University admits students of any race, gender, color, age, handicap, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Remnant University. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, age, handicap, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and athletic and other school-administered programs.
2. Provisional Acceptance
Applicants who transfer from an unaccredited institution, or who do not meet the admissions criteria, or who have not met the admissions test requirements or who have not completed the admissions process may be granted provisional acceptance. In such cases the conditions and time limitations for full acceptance will be stipulated. When these conditions are met, the provisional status will be removed. Except for extenuating circumstances, the time limitations placed on provisional acceptance will not be extended.
Transfer students from other acceptable educational institutions who seek to complete their studies at Remnant University must meet the requirements set forth in the catalog. Transfer applicants will be considered for acceptance by the Admission Committee upon presentation of satisfactory transcripts from accredited college and universities which grant higher degrees.
Credit will be given for courses completed in other accredited institution when such courses are comparable to those offered in this institution;
(1) The grades of D or F are not transferable.
(2) Transfer of some credits is allowed toward all degrees from accredited graduate theological schools or other accredited university.
(3) All transfer students for Bachelor degree must complete at least two full years of work (70 credit hours) at this University to be eligible for graduation.