FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS //
When does it start and finish? Move-in day is August 18, 2018. Housing is not be available before this date. Graduation is the weekend of April 27, 2019. Students have Christmas break from the beginning of December to the beginning of January.
How long does the application process take? Once we have received all application items, you will be notified by mail of your acceptance status within two weeks.
Can I get a job while in PYB? Due to the rigorous schedule and travel requirements, students cannot work a regular, full-time job. However, students may choose to work during their free time. Completion of the FAFSA will determine eligibility for on-campus work study jobs.
Can I have a dating relationship while in PYB? Because of the program's purpose and format, new dating relationships are not permitted to begin at any time during the eight-month experience. Positive relationships are essential for a successful year, so students are encouraged to treat their teammates and friends as brothers and sisters in Christ. PackYourBags is meant to be a unique, undistracted year dedicated to God.
Do I need a vehicle? No. You may have your own vehicle, but it is not required. We will always travel in team vehicles on group outings.
Do I need a laptop? It is highly recommended that students have their own laptop because of some online coursework.
Where will we live? While on base at Trinity Bible College, students live in dormitories with 1-2 PYB roommates. Rent is included in the cost. On trips, there are different types of living quarters - hotels, hostels, dorms, apartments, or houses. Ladies and men's quarters are always separate.
Can we visit home? If so, how often? Students may use their free days and breaks to visit home. Students may request time off to visit family in conjunction with keeping all PYB commitments and responsibilities.
How Do I Apply? Follow this link to apply now!
Can I Stop By to Visit? Yes! You're welcome to visit us anytime. We would love to grab a coffee and chat with you. Plan a visit on Trinity Bible College's Preview Day (April 13, 2018) or Spring College Days (April 5-6, 2018). Register here.
Do I get college credits? Yes, the core PYB courses total 12 credits and are specially selected to cover life skills, Biblical foundations, and ministry training. If you wish to take additional college courses during PackYourBags, you can choose the Advanced Curriculum option which is not included in the cost of PackYourBags.
I thought we got 24 College Credits? The old PYB curriculum had 12 credits each semester and a total of 24. This has changed with the introduction of the 2 new curriculums. Now you have a choice as to how many credits you want to take.
If I choose to attend Trinity Bible College after completing PackYourBags, will I enter as a Sophomore? How far will I be into my degree? PackYourBags students complete 12 college credits, many of which are foundational courses at Trinity. Each degree requires different courses, therefore it depends on the major that you choose after PYB. If you would like to see the classes and credits required for each degree at Trinity, you may browse Trinity's Academic Catalog.
Is Financial Aid available? Yes, PackYourBags students must complete the FAFSA to determine their eligibility.
Are scholarships available? PackYourBags students can receive up to two Preview Day ($500) or College Days ($500) scholarships. They can also receive the Early Bird Registration ($250) scholarship. PackYourBags students are not eligible for other Trinity institutional scholarships (Unless students are taking the advanced Curriculum) because the cost of tuition, room, board, and fees has already been significantly discounted. Students may bring in outside scholarships to go toward the cost of PackYourBags. We encourage you to seek out scholarships through your district, churches, and organizations. Supporters may donate here!