Student must complete and submit a Student Application for each level of study sending it along with the $50 application fee to the directors of the DSOM before any courses may be taken. Course enrollment is required for each course. The completed Course Enrollment form, along with the course fee of $80, must be received by the registrar no later than 30 days prior to the scheduled class session. There is $10 shipping fee for delivering your materials if you are not picking them up at a previous class.
For those desiring to take courses for personal growth, you may choose the option of "Audit Only" course enrollment for a fee of $50. Students attending coursess on an audit only basis do not receive course credit or complete a final exam. Therefore, audit only course completion does not qualify as meeting the required ministerial studies for credentials with the General Council of the Assemblies of God. However, audit only course completion can be "upgraded" at a later date to full course credit by completing the necessary requirements and paying applicable fees.
PDF versions of these forms are available to download by clicking the links below. These forms can be completed using the Adobe Reader (fill-in-the-blank) and then emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via the US Postal Service to:
DSOM c/o Beverly Buchholtz, P.O. Box 215, Lloyd, FL 32337
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The DSOM will permit minors to take ministerial studies. However, their parent must complete the "DSOM Registration for Minor" form. In addition, a letter from the minor's pastor must be attached attesting to the minor's spiritual maturity. See below for the Registration for Minor form.
The West Florida District requires all independent study students (Berean School of the Bible) to attend the class at the DSOM for: Relationship & Ethics, Conflict Management and Pastoral Ministry. The cost to attend the class as a "District Seminar" is $25. See the download forms to register.