Discover what you love to do and exactly who your Creator designed you to be through a practicum that fits you. In practicums, you will be equipped to lead, connected with amazing leaders, and build lifelong relationships.
James River College students receive intentional leadership development from the team at James River Church. This unique access to staff creates amazing opportunities for internships where the possibilities are endless!
Experience college life at one of the largest churches in America, with over ten worship venues across four campuses.
> > weekly schedule
[ sunday ]
church & ministry
[ monday ]
[ tuesday ]
[ wednesday ]
classes, practicums, book study,
& prayer meeting
[ thursday ]
classes & chapel
[ friday ]
[ saturday ]
Convenient & Safe Housing
Welcome Home to exclusive two and three-bedroom apartments with full kitchen, two bathrooms, patio/balcony, living room, and outdoor pool all just a few steps away from the James River South Campus.
The meal plan is designed for your benefit. Homestyle breakfast and lunch are made with your health needs in mind, as well as a full-service café.
Stay on top of your studies at the James River College Library and Evangel Library. Enjoy access to books, DVDs, computers, and academic advisors.
Admissions & Financial Aid
What are the general requirements for James River College?
Faith: As a Christian University, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Diploma: Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.
Core Subjects: A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college-prep classes (English, Mathematics, Social Sciences, and a Science with a lab).
GPA Requirements: All students who have a 2.5 GPA or above will be admitted test-optional. Students with a GPA lower than a 2.5 should see chart below to determine their admission requirements.
Admission Requirements Chart:
A 2.2-2.49 GPA requires an ACT score of at least 18.
A 2.0-2.19 GPA requires an ACT score of 17.
Standardized Tests: Standardized Tests: Incoming freshmen who can not be admitted test-optional are required to take the ACT or SAT test. As an approved location of Evangel University, the code that is used is Evangel’s code. The codes are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.
When should I start my application?
Is there an application deadline?
Are scholarships available?
Where do I apply for financial aid?
Can I re-apply for scholarships in my second year?
Scholarships that are distributed evenly across 4 semesters are one-time scholarships for incoming Freshmen designed to give students a consistent financial aid package during their time at James River College.
How many students receive the practicum scholarships?
Does James River College offer an accredited degree?
Where do you receive your accredidation?
Where do my classes take place?
All James River College courses are live seated classes taught by Evangel University professors at the James River Church South Campus.
Can I transfer credits?
Once I graduate from James River College, can credits be transferred to another institution?
Can I take James River College classes part-time or online?
Do I receive class credit for my practicum involvement?
Do I get to choose which ministries I will be involved in?
How many hours of ministry experience will I receive each week?
Is participation required for services and major events at James River Church?
Where is housing located?
Can I live off campus?
Do students live in dorm rooms?
Can I bring a washer and dryer?
How do I apply for student housing?
Can I still have a job while attending James River College?
How safe is campus?
All staff, students, and church volunteers are also required to wear a security badge, which allows them to have fob access to the church building.
Nightly walkthroughs of our student housing are also conducted by our resident assistants to ensure every student’s apartment is safe & secure.