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ADMISSIONS

Virtual Campus Visits

Join us for a Virtual Campus Visit via Zoom!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore our campus, hear from the people that make up SBC, and ask the questions you need!

Learn more about Virtual Visits and Register here.

  • Tuesday, December 8, 2020 (7 PM CST)
  • Thursday, January 21, 2021 (7 PM CST)
  • Thursday, February 25, 2021 (7pm CST)
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021 (7pm CST)
  • Tuesday June 8, 2021 (7pm CST)

Can’t make it to one of these events? Book a personal one-on-one video chat with our Admissions Team any time! Email us at info@sbcollege.ca to connect!

Campus Visits

Be our guest and experience a day in the life of a college student on one of the dates listed below. Learn more about campus visits here or email us to request a campus visit on a day of your choosing.

Register for the day and time slot as we’ll be hosting in groups of 3-5 only.

  • Thursday, March 18, 2021 (10 AM or 2:00 PM)
  • Thursday, April 8, 2021 (10 AM or 2:00 PM)

Register here to reserve your spot.

Day in the Life of a College Student

Can’t make it out to a Campus Visit? See what an average day for a SBC students looks like below:

Wake up

Get ready to take on whatever you have up for the day! Whether it’s a full day of class or a day to study and serve.

8:00 - Breakfast

Start your day with a healthy balanced meal prepared by kitchen staff to help give your brain and body the energy and nutrition it needs.

8:30 - Class

Most of your classes will take place in the classroom setting, especially morning classes. However, with the practical hands-on opportunities, professors may occasionally choose to move a class to an alternate location for more creative learning

9:50 - Break

Breaks are important for re-setting the mind and body to help regain focus, increase productivity, and reduce stress

10:00 - Class

All classrooms are equipped with up-to-date technology allowing for live-streamed learning for those at a distance.

11:30 - Chapel

Students and staff gather for chapel every day. A time to worship, pray, and reflect together as a student body. Once a week, in place of chapel, all students break into Ministry Formation Groups where a faculty advisor will meet with the small student groups in their chosen field of study

12:00 - Lunch

Many life-giving conversations and memories happen over shared meals. Faculty are also known to join students for lunches, furthering the mentoring and engaging in conversations about life.

1:00 - Study

The library and the Higher Grounds Café are great locations on campus for students to study and work on assignments in a quiet space.

2:30 - Class / Flex

Afternoon flex classes, part 2 of your morning class, will have a flex approach allowing for group work, live-online class discussion, and a more creative learning style beyond classroom lectures.

3:55 - Fitness

Get a bit of exercise in the fitness centre with a variety of exercise equipment. Keep a healthy body and mind. Or join a futsal or volleyball team or running club for fun and fitness.

5:30 - Supper

Have food allergies or restrictions? Our staff can accommodate that. Looking for a change of scenery? Head out for supper at one of the many restaurants in town.

6:05 - Relax

Take some time to relax and connect with your friends. We recognize and value the balance in study and self-care and building into the relationships you’ve formed

7:00 - Service Learning

Weekly Service Learning placements gives the student experiences in serving God and His Church at local organizations or churches within Steinbach or a surrounding community. This is an important part of the educational program at SBC.

9:35 - Reading

A good time to get some reading in. All students will read through the entire Bible in their first year at SBC.

11:15 - Sleep

Back to dorm for a good night’s rest. Tomorrow’s a new day of learning, connecting, and serving

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Standards

SBC’s mission is to empower servant leaders to follow Jesus, serve the Church, and engage the world. Applicants for admission to SBC should be professing Christians, willing to grow in discipleship in line with SBC’s mission.

Applicants are required to commit to and comply with SBC’s Community Covenant and Guidelines. The basic requirement for admission to SBC is Manitoba senior high school certificate, or equivalent. A limited number of mature students who have not completed high school may be accepted. The college reserves the right to stipulate what preliminary entrance tests are required.

Application Process

We are so glad that you have chosen SBC as your educational institution. We look forward to walking through the application process with you.

All of our application/registration procedure is done online and most communication will be via email, so please make sure you check your emails regularly. After completing the initial application form you will receive directions to complete further forms and documents:
  • Personal Information
  • Academic Background-official transcripts required
  • Community Covenant and Guidelines
  • Application Fee
  • Faith Story
  • Financial Plan
  • Head-shot Photo
  • Medical Information-(to be signed by a parent if under 18) Please note: Province Medical Insurance covers Canadian students while attending the college.
  • Residence/Campus Housing
  • Two References: your pastor, youth pastor or other church leader, and a teacher, employer or friend (non-family member), at least 21 years of age.

International Students

For International student applicants applying from outside Canada or the US.

The Canadian government is processing study permits for international students.

DLIs with a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by their province or territory are able to reopen to international students who are currently outside Canada.

When you arrive in Canada, your health will be assessed before you leave the port of entry. You must have a plan to quarantine for 14 days when you arrive in Canada. This is mandatory, even if you have no symptoms. You must plan for this if you are traveling to Canada.

ArriveCAN

As of November 21, 2020, you must use ArriveCAN before checking in at the airport or crossing the border to submit your
  • travel and contact information
  • quarantine plan
  • COVID-19 symptom self-assessment

Please bring your ArriveCAN receipt (electronic or paper) with you to show the border services officer upon arrival.

Learn More  

It is recommended that your application to SBC be complete six months prior to your study start date (by March 1st for the following September). The entire process could take six months to a year to complete, so early application is advised.

SBC’s mission is to empower servant leaders to follow Jesus, serve the Church, and engage the world.

Applicants for admission to SBC should be professing Christians, willing to grow in discipleship in line with SBC’s mission. Their character and conduct must be compatible with the standards of the college and they must be willing to submit to the college Community Covenant and Guidelines.

Applicants should be graduates from an accredited high school or have equivalent standing. International students should submit official transcripts of all previous education. A limited number of mature students who have not completed high school may be accepted. The college reserves the right to stipulate what preliminary entrance tests are required.

  1. We require all applicants whose first language is not English to adequately demonstrate English competency as a part of the application process. Approved English Tests include: IELTS, TOEFL, DUOLINGO English Test or join our pathways agreement with Heartland International English School before attending SBC.
  2. Solicit financial, moral, and spiritual support from home church and/or family.
  3. Proceed with your application when you have your documents ready:
  4. Non-refundable $150 application fee (CDN), and $300 (CAD) Confirmation of Enrollment Deposit, 2 references-name/email, 1 headshot photo, official transcripts, medical information, and housing application form.
  5. Please allow a minimum of 6 months for this process.
  1. Upon official acceptance to SBC, begin the study permit process and notify us of the results.
  2. After you have received your Study Permit, we will begin the registration process to select your courses.
  3. Plan to pay for a full semester before you start classes or before you start the study permit process.
  4. Medical Insurance will be arranged for you when you know your start/end dates (approximately $1.65 per day or $602.25 for the year, per person).

The school year runs from September to April with entry dates in September and January. There are no classes in the summer.

See the Finance page for pricing. Full payment of Tuition & Fees (and Room & Board if applicable) must be paid prior to the start of classes each semester. All amounts are in Canadian funds. For information on how to make payment, contact the SBC Finance Office.

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