Frequently Asked Questions



What programs do you offer? How long is each program?

Weimar institute offers 4-year bachelor degrees in Religion, Natural Science, Education, and Business. We also offer a 2-year associate degree in Nursing as well as one semester Certificate programs in Health Evangelism and Medical Assisting.

4 Year Degrees:

BBA in Business, Healthcare Administration Emphasis
BBA in Business, Organizational Management Emphasis
BA in Education
BS in Natural Science, Pre-Med/Pre-PA/Pre-Dent Track
BS in Natural Science, Pre-PT Track
BA in Religion, Theology Emphasis
BA in Religion, Religious Studies Emphasis
2 Year Degrees:

AS in Nursing
1 Semester Programs:

Certificate in HEALTH (Health Evangelism Training)
Certificate in MAP (Medical Assistant Program)

What does a daily schedule look like?

Student life begins at 7:15am with a hearty breakfast in the Weimar Cafeteria followed by classes beginning at 8am. These classes run for 50 min blocks throughout the day. During the week students will have the opportunity to engage in Dorm Worship, Corporate Worships, Small Group Bible Study, Community Outreach and more. Please note that class schedules for students will vary by degree program and class load.

Click here for a copy of the 2019-2020 Fall Class Schedule

Are you an accredited college?

Weimar Institute is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001.

Will my credits be able to transfer?

While many students have transferred credits to multiple Adventist and some non-Adventist universities, credits earned at Weimar Institute are not guaranteed to transfer. If students wish to continue their education after attending Weimar, they are encouraged to contact their institution of choice to ensure successful transfer of credits.

Do you offer summer classes?

A handful of summer classes are offered each summer at Weimar Institute. For details on upcoming summer classes, please call the Records Office at 530-422-7926.

What makes Weimar Institute unique?

A curriculum that integrates not only academic but also spiritual, physical, and social excellence are some of the many objectives that make Weimar Institute unique. At Weimar Institute, Biblical principles are directly incorporated into every field of study and each class. Additionally, a healthy lifestyle strongly supported, Mission trips, weekly community service and vibrant Student Association activities will foster a strong relationship with others, one’s self and with Christ.


What is the application deadline?

The application deadline for Fall 2019-2020 is July 1, 2019.
The application deadline for Spring 2019-2020 is December 1, 2019.

What is the admission process?

The admissions process starts with an application. You can apply here to get started.

Once the online application has been started a Admissions Representative will be in touch with you to discuss the needed documentation. Needed documentation includes the following.

Submitted online application
Official High school Transcripts or GED
SAT/ACT scores
Completed Financial Documents
Phone interview with a Weimar Institute faculty member
Once all necessary documentation has been submitted and the phone interview complete, the applicant will be notified via email concerning acceptance/denial. Some decisions will take longer than others to process and immediate notification is not guaranteed.

How do I submit my ACT or SAT scores?

ACT and SAT scores can be sent to Weimar using the following codes:

ACT Code: 0620
SAT Code: 4440

Official Copies can be sent via direct mail to the address below:

Office of Admissions
Weimar Institute
20601 West Paoli Lane,
Weimar, CA 95736

What are the admissions requirements?

Students must have a minimum composite score of 21 on the ACT or a minimum total score of 1100 on the new SAT. If the SAT was taken prior to March 2016, a minimum score of 1500 is required.
Highschool Transcripts
Official transcripts indicating graduation from an approved secondary school are required with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5

If applicable, a GED test score can be submitted with a minimum score of 150 on all sections. GED applicants must also submit an official transcript from the high school most recently attended.

International students are required to demonstrate their ability to pursue studies in the English language by submitting a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum score of 80.

Do you have married student housing?

Married student housing is limited but may be available. For current availability please call 530-422-7927.

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.

Can I come visit Weimar Institute to see if I want to study there?

Yes, you may come and visit anytime. Please call 530-422-7923 or click here so we can arrange your stay.


Can I take just one class? How much does it cost?

Yes, students are able to register for a single class. The tuition charge is $710 a credit hour or $2,130 for a 3-credit class.

Can I work to help pay for school?

Students who are required to participate in the work/education program will work 6 hours a week and earn $1,500 per school year to be put towards tuition.

How can I afford to pay for college?

If you do literature evangelism for the summer, we will match 50% of all of your earnings that you put into your account up to $1,500. For example, if you earn $3,000, we will give you $1,500 so you will have $4,500 towards your tuition. If you have been overseas as a student missionary for at least 12 months, there is a maximum scholarship of $1,000. All scholarships are divided over two semesters.

We also encourage you to ask your local church, friends & family and relatives to see if they will be willing to sponsor you.

Can I get a discount?

Yes, if you pay the year’s tuition and fees in full at the beginning of the fall semester, you can get a 3% discount on tuition only. This only applies to cash, check or money order payments.

You can also get a 3% discount per person on tuition only if you and a sibling are enrolled at the academy or the college simultaneously.

Contact Us

Admissions Office

+1 (530) 422-7923
[email protected]

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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Visit Weimar

Campus life at Weimar Institute offers a unique blend of spiritual fellowship, academic camaraderie, and opportunities for personal growth. You’ll be blessed by classes anchored in God’s Word and teachers who care about your spiritual growth. You’ll enjoy outings with godly friends to the nearby rivers or ski resorts.

You’ll form life-long friendships while you relish delicious, healthy food in the cafeteria. You’ll work alongside teachers and work supervisors dedicated to helping you develop practical skills you can use throughout life. We invite you to come and experience what campus life can be when Christ is the center and everything revolves around Him.

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We offer degrees in Religion/Theology, Natural Science (i.e., pre-med, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician’s assistant, pre-dental), Pre-Nursing/Nursing, Christian Education, General Studies, and Business. We believe education must be relevant and practical. Our students graduate not just with required knowledge, but with the ability to use that knowledge meaningfully in their life work. It is our prayer that our students will know God better and be more fully prepared to serve Him through each class they take.

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Weimar Institute offers students the opportunity to gain the advantages of a distinctively Seventh-day Adventist higher education experience, with nearly 60% of students incurring zero debt, and over 85% with under $2000 of debt! At Weimar College, you will not only discover a school which gives you intentional spirituality, stellar academics, an emphasis on health, and training in practical skills, but also one that will place you at a clear financial advantage upon graduation.

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Why Study Here?

Weimar Institute exists to help our students gain one thing. That one thing is the foundation of all true education and of all true service. It is the only real safeguard against temptation. It is the only thing that can make us like God in character. It is A Knowledge of God (Ministry of Healing page 409).

Weimar Institute was founded to impart a knowledge of God to its students. In order to do this, we embrace the principle that God offers the best, most effective methods of education, and that only by following these methods can we be sure of imparting true education to our students.

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