Entrance Requirements

All applicants must first profess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and manifest the fruits of repentance in their lives in order to be admitted into Zion Ministerial Institute.

Applicants seeking the Ministerial Training diploma must be high school graduates or be able to present a Certificate of Eligibility demonstrating successful completion of the General Education Development (GED) test.

From among the applicants, Zion Ministerial Institute selects those who evidence the following:

  • a genuine born-again experience
  • openness to the baptism of the Holy Spirit evidenced by speaking in tongues
  • moral character
  • personal integrity
  • academic ability
  • whole-hearted relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ

The applicant should sense a call to serve the Lord either in the ministry or function as lay leaders. These qualities are evaluated by considering the individual’s application, the entrance essays, the clergy recommendation, personal recommendations, and records of academic history. Every applicant is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

All application materials are due no later than one (1) month prior to the start date of the semester start date.

English Language Proficiency

The ability to understand, speak, read, and write English fluently is a necessary skill to succeed and get the most possible out of your time at Zion Ministerial Institute. One of the most important skills in the ministry is the ability to clearly convey truth in such a way that others can understand and receive it. Our goal is to assist students in growing in skill, confidence, and the anointing in being able to share the Word of God with others so they may be changed by the power of God. Therefore, we seek to develop college level English skills in all assignments at Zion Ministerial Institute. For that reason, English proficiency is an important consideration in the admissions process.

Nondiscriminatory Policy

Zion Ministerial Institute admits students of every race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, or any other school policies or programs.

However, applicants must profess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Zion Ministerial Institute was founded to educate the Body of Christ, and therefore retains the right to deny admission to any applicant who does not evidence, to the satisfaction of the Institute, a growing personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Zion Ministerial Institute regards homosexuality and transgenderism as lifestyles contrary to the Bible. Therefore, homosexuals and transgender applicants will not be admitted to Zion Ministerial Institute.

Admissions Process

  1. Complete and submit the Application for Admission, available through our website,, with a recent passport style photo uploaded in the Application, and the $50 application fee.
  2. Request Clergy & Personal Recommendation forms, and have those who will be providing references complete the Recommendations online, through the link in the Application for Admission.
  3. Request all High School Transcripts / Home School Credit Evaluation to be sent directly to Zion Ministerial Institute.
  4. Once all Application for Admission items have been received, the Chancellor will review the Applicant’s file, after which Applicants will be notified of the decision in writing.

International Applicants

Zion Ministerial Institute does not currently participate in the US Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), and therefore cannot issue the necessary I-20 document for international students to receive an M-1 student visa to study in the United States.

Academic Calendar

Each Academic Year comprises two semesters, each thirteen (13) weeks long, with enrollment accepted for Fall and Spring semesters. Students attend and assist at a one-week Pastor’s Convention each semester. All courses scheduled are mandatory for all full-time students (resident or non-resident), or full-time auditing.

Compliance with State Guidelines for COVID-19

At this time, ZMI does not require students to be vaccinated prior to arrival. However, we strongly recommend students to get vaccinated at the earliest opportunity. ZMI seeks at all times to comply with published state guidelines and requirements for educational institutions. The ZMI administration takes the health and safety of all students and ZMI residents very seriously. Please note, COVID-19 is subject to change at any time without notice.