Registration is normally conducted before the beginning of a new semester. A student will only be allowed to register for classes after this time with permission of the Academic Committee.
The following must be submitted:
1. A non-refundable application fee.
2. Copies of official certificates of secondary education. (Applicants are asked to walk with the original of all certificates.)
3. A recommendation from each of the following:
- A Pastor
- A Church Leader
- A local businessman/employer or teacher
(Recommendation forms will be provided by the school’s office.) Recommenders should know the applicant for at least five (5) years.
4. A report from the student’s medical doctor stating the individual is physically and emotionally able to undertake the level of study offered at WIST. (Medical forms will be supplied by the school’s office.)
5. Official Transcripts from other tertiary institutions should be mailed directly to WIST prior to enrolment.
6. A 150-200 word written essay detailing a brief account of the individual’s salvation experience, how the individual expects to contribute to the student life and diversity at the school, and how certification will be of value to their overall personal development.
7. A statement of sponsorship to cover expenses at WIST. (Foreign Students)
8. Two (2) recent passport size photographs.
9. All applicants are required to complete an English Assessment prior to entry.
Admission of Diploma Students to Degree Programme
Students who have successfully completed the Diploma Programme may be admitted to the Bachelor’s Programme during the year of graduation by submitting a Letter of Request to the Registrar. Students desirous of moving from the Diploma to the Bachelor’s Programme, on the sole basis of completing the Diploma, must also possess a Grade Point Average of 2.8 or higher. Students wishing to be admitted subsequent to the year of graduation must submit the following:
- Letter of Request
- Pastor’s Recommendation
Mature Entry /Bridge Programme
Each year a limited number of places are open to adult learners (persons thirty years and over) who do not have the academic entry requirements but who have at least three (3) years experience in Christian work (at Senior Church Leadership, or Department or Committee Head level). Such persons may be admitted on a probationary basis under what is called the Bridge Programme. These applicants are required to sit an English Entrance Exam and to be interviewed to determine eligibility for enrolment
This Bridge Program is designed to assist students without the academic qualification bridge the gap between their primary/secondary school and post-secondary education. Students participating in the Bridge Program are assigned an Academic Bridge Counsellor (A member of the Academic Committee) who will guide them in their course selection. These students will also be monitored very closely during the first semester, by their Academic Advisor who will, in turn, report to the Academic Committee on their progress.
Overseas applicants must give satisfactory evidence of sufficient resources to meet the financial cost involved in the educational programme. Before the student departs his/her homeland, he/she should have in his/her possession:
- An Acceptance letter from WIST
- A valid VISA to enter Trinidad & Tobago (if required)
- A valid student permit
- A letter of confirmation re: adequate financial resources to fund his/her studies at WIST.
WIST admits qualified students desirous of receiving training for service to the church and community without regard to race, colour, handicap, nationality, ethnic origin, gender or age. WIST does not discriminate in admission, employment or administration of any of its programmes.