What programs do you offer? How long is each program?
We offer a 4 year degree in Theology, Natural Science, Education, and General Studies. We also offer a 2 year degree in Nursing, 1 year of Pre-Nursing courses, a 6 month certificate in massage & hydrotherapy, and a 4 month certification in Health Coaching.
What is a daily schedule like?
Most classes meet three times a week for a 50 minute block, and labs meet for 3 hours a week. Students will also participate in the Work Education program 3-5 hours per day.
Are you an accredited college? Do credits transfer?
We are not an accredited college, but we are approved by the state of California. The curriculum at Weimar Institute is designed for students who wish to complete a four-year degree here and for students who wish to begin their education here and then transfer to other institutes or universities to complete their degree. While many Weimar Institute students have transferred credits to other Adventist universities, credits earned at Weimar Institute may not necessarily be transferable in all cases and in all schools.
These credits are less likely to be transferable to non-Adventist institutes or universities.
Do you offer summer classes?
Please call the Records office at 530.422.7926 to ask about our summer courses.
Do you have a job placement program?
No, we do not offer job placement counseling, however, we do post job openings and several ministries regularly visit our campus for recruiting purposes.
Why should I attend Weimar instead of a local community college?
Simply put, you will gain superior preparation for the work of a comprehensive health evangelist. The excellent academics at Weimar provide a solid preparation for a career or graduate school. The classes, the instructors and professors, the mentoring, and the practical learning experiences as well as the lifelong relationships you form with fellow students are unmatched. You will also gain practical skills that will benefit you for years to come. In addition, you will see how Biblical principles are part of successful learning in all subjects of study, and your connection with God will be greatly fostered in the environment of Weimar.
When is the application deadline?
We recommend you apply as soon as possible, as housing is at a premium. International students should plan on enough time to submit paperwork and apply for a student visa.
Where can I find your application?
You can fill out your application online here.
What do I need for admission to Weimar Institute?
You will need to submit your online application, your High School transcripts or GED, any College transcripts, and ACT or SAT score.
How do I submit my ACT or SAT scores?
SAT and ACT scores can be submitted using the following codes.
ACT Code: 0620
SAT Code: 4440
I am an international student. Please tell me what I need for admissions.
You will need to fill out the same paperwork as regular students. You must also demonstrate on your financial plan worksheet that you have sufficient funds to attend Weimar Institute. Bank statements for all your sponsors must be submitted.
After you have been accepted to Weimar Institute, you must deposit the $2700 foreign student deposit.. Then the I-20 will be issued and sent to you by Fed-Ex, after which you must make an appointment with the US embassy in your home country to apply for an F-1 student visa.
If this is the first time you are studying in the US, you cannot enter the country more than 30 days before classes begin. If you are already studying at another school in the US, after depositing the foreign student deposit, we will issue your new I-20. Transfer students do not have to return to their home country. As long as you are a full time student, your F-1 status is valid.
You will also need to have TOEFL scores. The minimum TOEFL score is:
Internet-Based: 80 (minimum of 19 in Reading, 18 in Listening, 18 in Speaking, and 18 in Writing.)
I am coming with my family. Do you have married student housing?
Please call for current availability (530-422-7950). We may have limited married or family housing on campus.
Can I transfer credits from the college/university I am currently attending?
Yes, you may transfer credits. The maximum transfer credits are 90 for a four-year degree. The Registrar can do an unofficial degree audit before you are accepted, and once you have started classes at Weimar Institute, the Registrar will further review your transfer classes to see which ones they will accept towards your degree. If you have taken classes elsewhere that do not apply toward your degree, those credits may be considered as elective credits.
Is there an age limit for students?
No, there is no age limit. Our students have ranged from 17 to 70 years of age. All ages are welcome, though the majority of the students are from 18-22 years of age.
Are only Seventh-day Adventists accepted at Weimar?
Weimar Institute is committed to providing equal education opportunities to all qualified persons regardless of race, gender, color, nationality, or ethnic origin. Committed Christians are welcome at Weimar provided they participate in all activities and support the teachings of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Can I come and visit Weimar Institute to see if I want to study there?
Yes, you may come and visit anytime. Please call us at 530.422.7950 (or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org) or click here so we can arrange your stay. You can have a campus tour, eat up to three meals in our vegan cafeteria, and stay in the dorm for a night. If you would like to stay longer, please call the Inn at 530.422.7933 to make a reservation.
If you are ready to apply, Click here