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How do I apply to PCM?
Fees
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Refund Information
Admissions FAQ
Admissions Forms


HOW DO I APPLY TO PCM?

It's simple to apply for admission at PCM. After you have consulted the Admissions Checklist, there are six easy steps to follow:

  1. Complete all Application Forms.Complete all Application Forms. You must obtain all admission forms. If you do not have these forms, you can download them here (click here). Or you can contact us (click here) by phone, fax, e-mail, or mail and request that a Registration Packet be mailed to you. Be sure to answer all of the questions and to sign
    the applications. Enclose two 2x2 photos of yourself.
  2. Personal Evaluations. Three Personal Evaluation Forms must be completed by a pastor, teacher, and other adult who is not related to the applicant.
  3. High School Transcript/Transfer Credential. A complete transcript is required. Ask your high school to send your academic transcript record to Philippine College of Ministry. If you are transferring from another college and you want to transfer academic credit, you must provide a complete transcript. A Transcript Request Letter is available by mail from the PCM Academic Dean.
  4. Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Birth Certificate
  5. 1.5 x 1.5 Photo
  6. Health Certificate
  7. National Scholastic Achievement Test (NSAT) Score. You must take the NSAT. Your score should be sent to Philippine College of Ministry as soon as it is available. Ask your High School counselor when this exam will be given.
  8. Read the Catalog and Student Handbook. Take the time to read these documents thoroughly. They will tell you what you need to bring to PCM and what to expect when you arrive. You can read our Online Catalog (click here) and our PCM Student Handbook (click here) or you can request one by mail from the PCM Registrar.
  9. Mail all completed forms and other requirements to:
      Philippine College of Ministry
      P.O. Box 1964
      2600 Baguio City
      Philippines
  10. If you do not have an opportunity to fulfill these requirements…
    Just come to PCM on Registration Day and you can fill out all forms at that time.

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FEES

Your time as a student at PCM is also an excellent investment that will yield spiritual results that will last for all eternity. Also, the money you spend on your education is an excellent investment that will yield results throughout your lifetime.

You might be concerned about your ability to afford the cost of studying at PCM. But at PCM, we truly believe in the value of higher education, so we make every effort to provide financial help for students. Nearly 100% of our students receive some form of financial assistance.

 

 

FEES SUMMARY
As of 2016-2017
Fees
New
Students
Returning Students 
Application
100
0
Registration
150
150
Late Registration
(50)
(50)
Computer
400
400
Security
150
150
Library
100
100
Student Activity
300
300
Materials
200
200
Key
50
50
 School Uniform
650
650
Tuition (estimated P130/unit x 30 units)
3,900
3,900
NSTP Fee
350
0
Dormitory per semester
3,700
3,700
Meal Plan per semester
6,500
6,500
TOTAL FEES
16,600.00
16,150.00
   
REQUIRED Payment on Registration Day
-2,000.00
-2,000.00
BALANCE
14,600.00
14,150.00
   
Less WORK STUDY
-4,200.00
-4,200.00
BALANCE
10,400.00
9,950.00
   
Estimated
MONTHLY PAYMENT
(4 installments each semester)
P2,600.00
P2,487.50



1
Returning students who still have their green “sayote” or yellow uniform in GOOD condition do NOT have to buy a new uniform.

2 Does not include breakfast.

3 Maximum 50 hours per month at P24 per hour. AP/DP will have a maximum of 30 hours per month. Estimate is for 3 1/2 months of work.

4 After registration days, plus Php 50 per day after a week of registration.

 

Notes:
A. There is a Private Music Fee of P400 per course for private lessons.
B. Fees are subject to changes as per recommendation of the administration and approval of the Board of Trustees.

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FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Limited funds are available for scholarships and grants. This financial aid is made available by generous contributors and by the volunteer missionary professors at the college. Students who maintain a "C" grade average are eligible to receive this scholarship aid. All students must complete the Financial Aid Application Form in order to receive any scholarship, discount, grant, or any other financial aid.

 

Financial Assistance available to Philippine Citizens:

 

Tuition Assistance Grant

 

Valedictorian

A fresh graduate from High School will be granted 100% on tuition fee.


Salutatorian

A fresh graduate from High School will be granted 75% on tuition fee.

 

Minister's Discount
Ministers and their immediate family members who rely on a church or para-church organization for the majority of their income may be eligible for a 50% discount on all school bills.

 

Work-Study Program
Full-time students may apply for an on-campus job. Work is credited at P24.00 per hour and students may earn up to P1,200 monthly to be applied to the cost of their dormitory fee.

 

Food Program Assistance
A limited amount of money is available to help students with the cost of the PCM Meal Plan. Full-time students (except those on disciplinary probation) may apply for this assistance.

NOTES:

  • Only full-time students (12 hours or more) in good standing are eligible for financial aid.
  • Students whose total grade average falls below a "C" in any semester will be disqualified from some forms of financial aid.
  • Students receiving full scholarships are not eligible for any additional scholarship assistance.
  • FRAUD AND DECEPTION - Students hiding money from private sponsors, lying about their parent's ability to contribute to their college expenses, not performing their on-campus work as recorded on their time sheet, or not serving in a church as part of the Ministerial Development Program (MDP) will lose all financial assistance for a time determined by the administration.

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REFUNDS

All withdrawals from PCM must be made through the office of the Academic Dean. Refunds are based on the date the withdrawal is received and stamped by the Business Office. The dormitory, library, and student activity fees are not refundable. No refund of any kind will be given in cases of disciplinary suspension.

Withdrawal within the first two weeks of classes—75%
Withdrawal between two and four weeks of classes—50%
Withdrawal after five weeks of classes—0%

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ADMISSIONS FAQ

  • Is PCM an accredited school?
    PCM has provisional membership with the Association for Theological Education in South East Asia (ATESEA). This is one of the most significant and meaningful accrediting associations for seminaries in Asia. Since 1959, ATESEA has been guaranteeing excellence in theological education in South East Asia. We expect to be a fully-accredited member within the 2007-2008 school year.
  • What about CHED accreditation?
    PCM has been granted Government Recognition through CHED. Permit No. 03, series 2015.
  • Do you have a computer lab on campus?
    Yes! PCM has Apple Computer Units at the computer laboratory.
  • What is the size of your library?
    Our library has more than 14,000 books. We have a full-time librarian and student workers who keep the books organized and clean. We take good care of our books! Take a look in our Scrapbook for some pictures of our spacious and well-stocked library. PCM also has membership in the Baguio Benguet Theological Library Association (BBTLA), which means that our students have access to the other member libraries, and more than 80,000 titles! PCM students can access those books through the BBTLA Inter-Library Loan system or by visiting the other libraries.
  • What is the spiritual atmosphere on campus?
    PCM students are committed to Christ. They serve in local churches and encourage one another to live lives worthy of the calling they have received. Our theme verse for the student body is Colossians 3:17 - "And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." The dormitory students have weekly Men's, Women's, and Joint Devotions. Weekly Chapel services, led by students, weekly Small Groups, led by faculty members, and the dormitory devotions all work together to maintain a quality, Christian spiritual atmosphere at PCM.
  • What is there to do for fun?
    At PCM, we know that life is more than studying, especially for young people. We encourage our students to participate in extra-curricular activities. On campus, we provide a basketball court and a table tennis table. Of course, there are also many non-athletic activities available in Baguio City. At Burnham Park, students often ride bicycles or go boating on the lake. They can stroll around town or visit the shops of Session Road, SM City Baguio, or the other shopping malls.
  • Why PCM? Why not a secular college or university?
    Even one year at PCM will help solidify your faith in Christ. As you learn more and more about God's Word, and experience life in a Christian community, it will change you. You will begin to see the world with the eyes of Christ. As you mature and grow in your life, it will be much better if you have a solid foundation in biblical teachings. The longer you study at PCM, the more clearly you will see and understand the biblical perspective of the world and God's plan for your life.
  • Why should I choose PCM instead of another Christian college?
    There are two answers to this question:
          First, at PCM, we are committed to excellent education. Our professors are not just teaching as a job-it is their ministry. Our student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1 means that you won't get lost in a sea of other students. You will find yourself free to interact and ask questions in the intimate atmosphere of our classes.
          Second, at PCM we are committed to the spiritual development of our students. We don't just care about your mind, we care about your spirit and your heart. We care about your relationship with God. Our chapel services on Thursdays are planned with your spiritual development in mind. Our Tuesday Small Groups offer an opportunity for real mentoring and discipleship in our college family. Our Student Body Organization is also organized into Discipleship Groups and the Dormitory Residents participate in Dorm Devotions weekly. This holistic approach to education is not something you'll find just anywhere, but at PCM we are committed to it!
  • How much does PCM cost per semester?
    The average full-time student who stays in the dormitory can expect to pay approximately P14,800 per semester.
  • Are there scholarships available?
    Yes! Take a look at the scholarships (click here) listed above on this page. Nearly 100% of our students receive some kind of financial aid.
  • How many students are enrolled at PCM?
    PCM usually has 50 to 60 students each school year. PCM served a total of 48 students during 2006-2007, and there are 61 enrolled in 2007-2008. This manageable student body means that our student-to-faculty ratio is about 9 to 1, which allows professors to give individual attention to each student.
  • With what church or denomination is your school affiliated?
    Philippine College of Ministry is a non-denominational, non-sectarian college. But we are affiliated with the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ. These churches are part of the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement, a movement to bring unity to the Body of Christ by restoring the church to its New Testament ideal. We are NOT affiliated with the "Iglesia ni Kristo," "Non-Instrumental Churches of Christ," the "International Church of Christ," or the "Boston Church of Christ."
  • Are students of other groups welcome at PCM?
    Absolutely, yes! We have had a great variety of students--Roman Catholics, Pentecostals, Presbyterians, Baptists, Non-Instrumental Churches of Christ, etc. Even students who are not Christians are welcome at PCM! However, PCM has its own curriculum applicable to all who enroll in this program.
  • When are the application forms and other admission requirements due?
    All forms are technically due on Registration Day, usually the 2nd or 3rd Monday of June and the first Monday after All Saints Day in November. However, if you send your forms by mail at least two weeks before Registration Day, you will be given more consideration for receiving scholarship aid. You can access the Application and Registration forms here. Also, there is a 60-day grace period to turn in all required forms to the Business Office. If you come on Registration Day without all of the required paperwork, you will be admitted as a "Provisional Student." If you do not turn in all required paperwork within 60 days, you will not be allowed to continue studying at PCM.

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