Tuition Costs & Application Process

Information about the University, as well as admission forms, is available by calling the school. Forms are also available online. As an applicant, all forms, correspondence, and phone calls should be directed to the Recruiting & Admissions Office (ext. 1769).

A prospective student is encouraged to read the school's catalog. The Student Handbook and the Christian Service Manual provide additional information concerning requirements and responsibilities. Information from all three sources can be found here on the website.

Cost of Attendance Effective Fall 2017
Tuition per semester (12-16 credit hours)$6550.00
Per Hour Tuition Rate if below 12 hours or over 16 hours405.00
Matriculation Fee (non refundable) (Due at the time of registration)$250.00
Fees for below 12 hours405.00
Room & Board (per semester)$3250.00
Dorm Security Deposit

$125.00

Athletic fee

$1000.00 

Steps to Apply

Take a few minutes and review each of the steps below to apply for admission to Arlington Baptist University.  Applying is simple, but obtaining each of the necessary documents can take some time.  If you have any questions throughout the application process, contact the admissions office at 817-461-8741 or kmarvin@abu.edu or bhudson@abu.edu.

Click Here for Admissions Requirements Checklist

Click Here for International Students Requirements Checklist

Step 1: Submit Application along with $25 Application fee

Apply online or download application

Mail application to:

Arlington Baptist University

Kim Marvin

3001 W. Division St.

Arlington, TX 76012

 

A returning ABU student who has been out for more than 3 semesters must complete a new application and the application fee of $25. Click Here for the application.

 

Step 2: Submit Pastoral Reference

Each student applying to ABU must provide a reference from your pastor, youth pastor, or youth leader. Reference must be someone from the church that you are currently attending and must not be a relative.

Click Here for Pastoral Reference Form

 

Step 3: Submit Personal Essay

Each applicant must submit a personal essay to kmarvin@abu.edu or bhudson@abu.edu.

Click Here for Personal Essay questions.

Step 4: Submit Official Transcripts

New Freshman Student - Submit Official High School Transcript & Official College Transcripts for any Dual Credit.

Transfer Student - Submit Official High School Transcript & Official College Transcripts from each college you have attended.

(Note: If you haven’t graduated from high school, you will need to submit a Final Official Transcript after you graduate.) 

Step 5: SAT or ACT scores sent to ABU. (These scores are required for admissions)

Effective Fall 2017, Arlington Baptist University requires for acceptance official scores from either the ACT or SAT. The American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is required for admission to Arlington Baptist University. A TEA approved test is required for education majors only. Effective Fall 2017, Arlington Baptist University will require official scores of either the ACT or the SAT for incoming new freshman. For transfer students, ACT or SAT scores will be required if they transfer less than 30 hours of college credit. ACT or SAT requirements will be waived for applicants age 25+

Step 6: ABU Health Form and Immunizations

In order to attend ABU, each student must have the health form and basic physical completed by their physician and then returned to the admissions department. In addition to the health form, we also require that you submit the most recent copy of your immunization records. ABU requires proof of meningitis shot and a current TB (tuberculosis) test.  Click here for information regarding meningitis shot. You can mail, fax, email, or hand deliver these items to ABU.

Click Here to Download Medical Form

Step 7: All Financial Aid Steps must be complete

 

Click Here for Steps to Complete Financial Aid