The Application Procedure

1.   Apply!
Applicants must complete the Student Application Form in its entirety including the following:

  • Testimony of Salvation
    It is recommended that applicants should have been saved for one year before coming to Cornerstone.
  • Agreement with Doctrinal Statement
  • Recent Picture of Yourself
  • $25 Application Fee
    An application fee of $25.00 must accompany the Student Application form before it can be processed. (Late Application $60)


2.   Submit Documents

  • References
    These forms, included in the application, should be completed by four individuals (adults over 21, not relatives). References are requested from your pastor (or church leader if your church is without a pastor or your father is the pastor), An Educator/Employer, and two other individuals who can evaluate your character.
  •  Medical History/Examination
    All applicants must submit a Medical History form which is to be reviewed by the care provider. Dormitory students must also submit a Medical Examination form completed and signed by a licensed physician.

    Students and their parents are expected to make provisions for student medical needs and contingencies while the student is enrolled at CBI. Cornerstone does not presently offer a student health plan.
  • Transcript
    All applicants must submit a high school transcript or GED if possible. We also request transcripts of any post-secondary training the applicant may have pursued.

3.   Wait to Hear Back
We recommend that all applications should be received no later than July 15 for the fall semester or November 15 for the spring semester. This will allow time to get necessary references and transcripts and to act on the application. Earlier applications are appreciated.


Other Information

Applicants under eighteen years of age may be considered at the discression of the administration.

Anyone who has been dismissed from another Bible school, college, or other school will not normally be considered as a potential student at CBI until such time as he/ she would be eligible to re-enroll at the previous school. The previous school will be contacted and asked to furnish information regarding the dismissal, a conduct report, waiting periods, and conditions to re-enroll.

Circumstances may require that a student be accepted on probation at the discretion of the admissions committee.

Cornerstone Bible Institute is approved by the South Dakota State Approval Agency for training veterans and other eligible persons under VA provisions.