JumpStart - Dual Enrollment Program

LBC’s Dual Enrollment Program

If you’re a junior or senior in high school or home school, and you already know that God has called you for a special purpose, we want to give you a jump start on your college education. When you enter this unique major, you can take one tuition-free course each fall and spring semester. You can begin earning college credits before you graduate from high school!


  • High school juniors and seniors only.
  • Courses must be taken on campus (no online courses).
  • Students must be in good standing with their high school and the college and have a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Students must profess faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior and agree to the college’s Statement of Faith.
  • Students are required to complete and submit scores for the PSAT, SAT, ACT or CLT. To be successful in college-level courses, students MUST meet the following score criteria in order to be considered for admission:
    • PSAT/PSAT10 score at or above a 1000 on the Math and Critical Reading sections combined with a score no less than 450 on either section.
    • SAT score at or above a 1100 on the Math and Critical Reading sections combined with a score no less than 490 on either section.
    • ACT score at or above a 21 composite with a score of no less than 19 on the Math or Reading sections.
    • CLT score at or above 68.
    • CLT10 score at or above 66.

First time Jumpstart Student?

Apply for Jumpstart using this link.

Application reopens on Wednesday, November 4.

Register for Your Course(s)

For all accepted or returning Jumpstart Students:
Review the Registration Booklet for the complete list of courses offered for Jumpstart. View booklet.

Contact the Admissions Team


  • Tuition-free college credits
  • Up to 12 credits as a high school student
  • Experience in the college classroom
  • Students who enroll full-time at Lancaster Bible College will receive a $500 scholarship for each semester they are enrolled in JumpStart, for a maximum $2,000 scholarship (renewable yearly with a minimum GPA).

Important Dates

Spring 2020

Application for Jumpstart

  • OPENS – Wednesday, November 4, 2019 – Application opens & spring 2020 class offerings posted.
  • CLOSES – Friday, December 20 (all application documents MUST be received by 4 p.m.)

Registration for Classes

  • OPENS – Wednesday, November 11
  • CLOSES – Thursday, January 2 at 4 p.m.

OrientationWednesday, January 8 from 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Fall 2020

Application for Jumpstart

  • OPENS – April 20, 2020 – Application opens & fall 2020 class offerings posted.
  • CLOSES – Monday, July 6 (all application documents MUST be received by 4 p.m.)

Registration for Classes

  • OPENS – Monday, April 27
  • CLOSES – Monday, July 13 at 4 p.m.

OrientationWednesday, August 5 from 9:30 am – 11:30 am

FAQs about the JumpStart Program

When can I apply to the JumpStart Program?

Please see above for applicable application time frames. Please note that you cannot be accepted into the program until you have completed all requirements (including providing SAT/PSAT/ACT/CLT scores and your high school transcript).

When are the SAT/PSAT/ACT tests being offered?
What are LBC's school codes for the ACT and SAT?

When you take the ACT or SAT, use these numbers in the school code section:

  • ACT: 3707
  • SAT: 2338
I’ve taken the ACT/PSAT/SAT Test. When will LBC receive it?

The ACT and SAT take approximately three weeks to be delivered. The PSAT score can be included on your high school transcript, or retrieved from your account on College Board.

I know the course is free, but are there any additional fees?

There are a few fees that you will be required to pay upon registering for the class:

  • A $25 application fee.
  • A Student Service Fee of $35 per credit, payable when you register for classes. That means that 3-credit courses is $105.

There are a few additional fee possibilities:

  • A few classes have a class fee or software requirements. Those classes are marked in the Registration Booklet. Ask us – we’ll tell you what the fee is.
  • Students are responsible for buying textbooks associated with their courses.
What if I want to audit a class?

Jumpstart students are not eligible to audit classes.

What if I want to take more than one class?

LBC offers the Tuition Free JumpStart opportunity for one class per semester. If a student chooses to take an additional class they are required to pay the full, per-credit tuition fee.

When can I sign up for a class?

Approximately 3 months prior to classes starting, JumpStart students are able to register online for the class of their choice. Registration dates for new and returning students are posted on the JumpStart homepage as well as the class listings, and a course description booklet.

What classes do I have to choose from?

Each year, we post a Registration Booklet for the fall semester online at the end of May. The Registration Booklet for the spring semester will be online at the end of November. We offer general education classes as well as introductory classes for our various majors.

Can I take a summer or winterim class?

JumpStart students are eligible to take only fall and spring classes.

Can I take an online class?

JumpStart students can participate in classes that have online components. Part of the JumpStart experience is being in class on campus, so all available JumpStart courses include classroom instruction.

What is orientation?

During orientation, accepted JumpStart students meet with the JumpStart staff to learn about LBC’s electronic platforms, receive their username and password, tour the campus, review important dates, receive parking information, review college procedures, and receive other general information about the college.

Is orientation mandatory?

Yes. Orientation is mandatory for all new JumpStart students. Students unable to attend orientation on campus will have the option complete orientation online.