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How do I apply?
Applicants may apply online by click the "Apply" link at the top right hand corner of our home page. Please review the "Application Checklist" page under the "Admissions" tab for more details.
Is there an application deadline?
The priority application deadline is April 30, all application fully completed by this date qualify for a waived application fee. Starting May 1st the application fee is $50. After June 1st the late application fee is $75.
Will I be interviewed as part of the application process?
Interviews will be initiated by CCBC staff as necessary. Local applicants can do their interview in person, while non-locals may set up a phone or video interview. Interviews will be scheduled as necessary after all components of the application are fully completed and submitted.
What is the total cost for an academic year?
Total Tuition for the 2018-19 academic year is $4,200. Rent is $400/month or $350/month (depending on room occupancy) for a total of $3,450-$3,900 per academic year (9 months, Sep-May, plus a $300 security deposit). Budget at least $200-$400 per month for food, insurance, personal items, etc. for estimated living expenses.
Can I receive financial aid?
Very limited financial aid is available through CCBC as needed. Students may apply for financial aid by downloading and submitting the financial aid application located on our "Financial Aid" page under the "Admissions" tab. At this point we are unable to offer student loan options through California Coast Bible College. However you may consider securing a private student loan on your own; see our finances page for links and more information about private student loan options.
Do you offer scholarships or discounts?
We offer a $500 discount for applicants whose parents are currently in full-time pastoral ministry or are full-time missionaries. Please contact our CCBC office for further details: 805-850-0499
Can international students apply to be a California Coast Bible College student?
If you are an international student and do not currently have a green card or possess US citizenship, please contact our offices to discuss applying.
Do I need to have a high school diploma to apply?
Applicants must have a high school diploma or a GED in order to be receive credit from CCBC. If you are currently working on getting your diploma or GED it is ok to apply and be accepted, but understand that you will not be able to receive any CCBC college credits until your diploma or GED have been completed and official documentation submitted to CCBC. Official sealed transcripts (GED, high school or college) must be sent directly from your school to the California Coast Bible College admissions office as a part of the application process.
Is California Coast Bible College accredited?
California Coast Bible College serves under the leadership of the governing body of elders of The City Church. This unique relationship between the college and the local church has been the basis for its strength and effectiveness. Currently the appropriate federal accrediting associations do not make sufficient provision for local church governed colleges, thus CCBC has NOT been able to pursue accreditation. It is however committed to instructional and academic excellence and thus enjoys many of the benefits of accredited colleges. DEGREE-GRANTING STATUS: CCBC has been granted exempt status by the State of California to offer a theological ministry degree at the associate level. Currently, the school offers an Associate of Theology degree for students who successfully complete two years of study. The California Department of Education has determined that California Coast Bible College qualifies for religious exempt status from the Degree-Granting Institutions Act for the Associate of Theology (A.Th.) degree. The CDE makes no evaluation of the administration, faculty, business practices, financial condition or quality of the offerings by this institution. TRANSFERABILITY: A degree from California Coast Bible College is fully transferable to Portland Bible College (portlandbiblecollege.org).
How can I get a transcript?
Transcript requests and further inquiries regarding courses or coursework may be made by contacting our admissions office at: admissions@californiacoastbiblecollege.org or by mail to: California Coast Bible College 6360 Telephone Road, Ventura CA, 93003.
Can I transfer credits to CCBC?
Course transfers to CCBC are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. California Coast Bible College is not a federally accredited college, but is a degree-granting institution and does issue official transcripts for completed courses and degrees.
What are the practicum areas I will serve in?
First year students have the opportunity to rotate through various practicums that we offer each year. Practicums are designed to help you discover and develop the areas of ministry that you are gifted in. Throughout your first year, you will get the opportunity to try out 4 different practicums. To view the list of current practicums we are offering view the "Classes and Practicum" page under the "Admissions" tab on the home page.
Can I transfer my CCBC degree to another institution?
A degree from California Coast Bible College is fully transferable to Portland Bible College (portlandbiblecollege.org). Transferability to colleges other than PBC is not guaranteed as it is at the discretion of each individual college, but we are always willing to help. Students desiring to transfer their CCBC credits to other institutions are responsible for determining the requirements of the institution and program to which they plan to transfer.


"You can have as much of God as you want, how much you get is up to you". Those words were some of the first I heard three years ago when I left all I knew to come be a part of a program that would forever change my life. I had spent 18 years running from a God that loved me relentlessly; however, now I found myself at the start of a new adventure, one where I started chasing Him back. California Coast Bible College gave me an environment where I found who God really was, and in finding Him I found who I was really meant to be.

Anne Leonard


When I first stepped foot in Ventura, I had no idea what I was walking in to. But without fail, this program radically changed my life. I wasn't fortunate enough to come from a Christian home, but that didn't stop God from grabbing hold of my heart. When I got to California, it's almost as if God was saying "Finally, kid, you heard Me." I fell in love with this perfect beach town, my apartment of 7 girls who will all be in my wedding, every Pastor who poured countless hours into my life, and most importantly I fell more in love with my Savior.

Taylor Kenyon


Coming into my first year, I knew I was somewhat in over my head but in a good way. I had come into my first year with a lot of brokenness and was so open for the healing process that God wanted to work through me. The community was everything that I needed and the structure of life and discipline was very crucial for me to have. The moments of being in a track called "outreach" really showed me how to look past myself and look at the beauty in others. Even encounters shaped my life. Coming into the year, I had different soul ties and was addicted to cigarettes, and today I stand firm to say I have full freedom over those things. My second year was different that’s for sure. It was teaching me how to put my leadership skills into practice. The main thing about my second year that shaped me was the missions trip to Africa. Hearing God promise to me that I would go to Africa and seeing it be fulfilled in a matter of just several weeks was miraculous. Truly California Coast Bible College is more than just a college degree, but it's a supernatural environment waiting to be tapped in to.

AJ Fleitz


I was set on getting my bachelor's degree and never would have thought that I would do CCBC or any Bible college, but God put it on my heart to dedicate nine months completely to Him. He revealed to me that growing in my relationship with Him and as a leader would prepare me for whatever field I end up in, whether it be ministry or in the secular world. CCBC truly prepares you for life and shows you that walking with God daily is essential. Even if you know you aren't called to full time ministry, CCBC helps to set an amazing foundation for your life!

Jessica Madrid


Morning prayer times, when in my first year I had asked previous graduates if they could give me one piece of advice what would it be? They told me to never miss prayer times no matter how tired or sick you felt. Now as a graduate of CCBC, I will say this is true. Prayer times for me were the most impactful. It was in these times when I got to experience and begin to live a life of worship, and tuning in to the Holy Spirit. It is because of times like this that now when I enter into life outside of these times, I know how to tap into this necessary lifeline, because it became something I needed on a daily basis.

Bri Balke


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