JumpStart – Dual Enrollment Program

Designed for High School Juniors & Seniors

LBC’s Dual Enrollment Program

If you’re a junior or senior in high school or homeschool and you already know that God has called you for a special purpose, Lancaster Bible College wants to give you a jump start on your college education!

Through our JumpStart dual enrollment program, high school students can take one tuition-free course each fall and spring semester at LBC’s Eden Road campus before graduating from high school. In addition to the tuition-free courses, gaining experience in a college classroom and having the chance to get a feel for campus life, students who enroll full-time at Lancaster Bible College will receive a scholarship while enrolled in Jumpstart.

  • 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 490 in the math, at or above 490 in the critical reading section, as well as a combined score of 980 on those sections

SAT score – at or above 490 in the math, at or above 490 in the critical reading section, as well as a combined score of 980 on those sections

ACT score – at or above a 18 composite with a score of no less than 18 on the math or reading sections

CLT/CLT 10 score – at or above 60.

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

Apply to the JumpStart Program

For First Time Applicants
The first step to getting involved in LBC’s JumpStart program is to apply. Use the link below to complete your application and begin earning college credits while in high school!

Application for JumpStart is closed for the fall

Register for Your Class

Accepted or Returning Students
Once you have decided on the class* to take, let us know by completing this registration form.

*LBC reserves the right to limit the number of JumpStart students in any given class.

Register for a Class

See the Course Listings

Need help selecting a course? Consult the Course Registration Booklet for the complete list of courses offered along with additional program details.

View Registration Guide

Have Questions?

Contact our admissions team. We are here to assist you with any questions or concerns you might have about JumpStart.

AdmissionsOffice@lbc.edu | 866.522.4968

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Important Dates to Note

Fall 2024


OPENS – Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Application opens & fall 2024 class offerings posted.
CLOSES – Monday, July 1
(all application documents MUST be received by 4 p.m. on 7/1)

Registration for Classes

OPENS – Tuesday, April 9
CLOSES – Monday, July 8 at 4 p.m.

New Student Orientation

Wednesday, August 7  from 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Spring 2025


OPENS – Wednesday, October 25, 2024
Application opens & spring 2025 class offerings posted.
CLOSES – Friday, December 6, 2024
(all application documents MUST be received by 4 p.m. on 12/6)

Registration for Classes

OPENS – Wednesday, November 6, 2024
CLOSES – Friday, December 13, 2024 at 4 p.m.

New Student Orientation

Friday, January 3, 2025 from 9:30 – 11 a.m.

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?

ACT – Check out www.actstudent.org for information
SAT – Check out www.collegeboard.com for information
PSAT – Check with your high school or home school evaluator

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 tuition-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.

Am I guaranteed to be registered for the class I request?

On the JumpStart registration form, you will have the opportunity to list three class choices: your first choice of classes, your second choice and your third choice. We will make every effort to register for your first choice of classes, your second choice of classes if the first choice is full for JumpStart students or your third choice if the first two choices are full. Please note that LBC reserves the right to limit the number of JumpStart students in any given class.

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 three 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.