Admission & Aid FAQ
What is Welch College?
Our mission statement says it all: The Mission of Welch College is to educate leaders to serve Christ, His Church and his world through biblical thought and life.
We take our mission seriously--we educate workers for the kingdom of God, whether they serve God in a church or non-church career.
At Welch College, we will help you discover God's plan for your life and give you the education you need to fulfill it.
Is Welch College Accredited?
Welch College is both regionally and nationally accredited. It is also approved by the Tennessee State Department of Education to offer degrees leading to teacher education licensure in grades PreK-12.
The College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. This is the regional accrediting agency in the southeast.
The College is also accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education, 5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Suite 130, Orlando Florida 37822, approved by CHEA to accredit baccalaureate degree-granting Bible colleges in the United States and in Canada.
What is a Christian Community of Faith and Learning?
A Christian community of faith and learning, is a place where Christian teachers and Christian students come together in community to learn God's truth and apply it to life.
It's a place where all areas of learning are centered on the Christian faith and supplemented by an in-depth component in Biblical and theological studies.
It's a place where students have the opportunity to apply their faith hands-on by engaging in meaningful activities of Christian service - in the church and the world - with their fellow students.
It's a place where relationships are forged that will last a lifetime.
How do I apply?
Do I have to be a Christian to attend Welch College?
As a Christian community of faith and learning, Welch College requires that all students, faculty, and staff have made a commitment to the lordship of Jesus Christ in their lives. The community of believers at Welch College is committed to the development of spiritual and academic excellence. A commitment to join the Welch College community obligates each individual to a standard of scriptural behavior.
Is chapel required?
Yes. As a Christian community, our most distinctive characteristic centers on the integration of faith and learning. Therefore all students are encouraged and expected to include an active devotional life, regular church attendance and chapel services as part of their collegiate experience. Chapel services are the spiritual center of the Welch College community and serve as a time of corporate worship. Students are allowed a certain number of excused absences based on various criteria (see the Student Handbook for specific requirements).
How often is chapel?
Chapel services are held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning from 10:05 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Chapel services include faculty-and student-led worship, dynamic teaching, and occasional guest speakers.
How can I learn more about Welch College?
Choosing a college is an important decision, and we want to support you every way we can.
First, browse this site. It contains a wide variety of information about the college.
Second, contact us. You can fill out our information form to request more information or simply call us at 1-888-97WELCH. We look forward to hearing from you!
If neither the Welcome Days or Senior Days dates fit your schedule, let us know and we will plan a special time just for you.
Can I afford a private college education?
Yes! Your college education is one of the most important and expensive endeavors you will ever undertake. But we help you pay for your education by keeping costs low, helping you find financial aid in the form of grants, loans, and scholarships, and maintaining a job bank to help you find a job you enjoy.
We have students from all levels of financial need, and most of our students receive substantial aid packages. For more information, click here.