FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS //
When does the program start and finish? Move in weekend is August 19 & 20, 2017. Housing will not be available before this date. Graduation is the weekend of April 28, 2018. Students will have a 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, we may conduct an interview in-person, online, or over the phone. You will be notified via mail of your acceptance status.
Can I get a job while in PYB? Due to the weekly schedule and travel requirements, students will not be able to work a regular, daytime job. However, students may choose to work during their freetime. Approval must be given by PYB directors.
Can I have a dating relationship while in PYB? We believe that positive relationships are essential for a successful year in PYB and students are encouraged to treat their PYB teammates as brothers and sisters in Christ. Because of the program's purpose and format, new dating relationships are not allowed to begin at any time during the PYB eight month experience. This includes relationships with PYB teammates, TBC students, or others. It is meant to be a year dedicated to God and it should be treated as such.
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 advised that students have their own laptop because of the online courses.
Where will we live? While on base at Trinity Bible College, students will live in dormitory style with PYB roommates. Rent is included in the cost. While on trips, there may be 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 to keeping all PYB commitments and responsibilities.
How Do I Apply? You can 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 during one of Trinity Bible College's Preview Days (November 17, 2017; March 23, 2018; or April 13, 2018) or our Fall College Days (October 26-27, 2017) or Spring College Days (April 5-6, 2018). Sign up to visit!
Do I get college credits? Yes, you will earn 24 college credits upon successful completion of courses. Due to PYB's travel schedule, courses are taken on-campus in the fall semester, and online in the spring semester. All PYB students take the same courses.
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 24 college credits, many of which are foundational freshman and sophomore level courses at Trinity. Each of Trinity's majors requires different courses and credits, therefore it depends on the major that you choose after PYB. If you would like to see the classes and credits required for each major at Trinity, you may check out Trinity's academic catalog at this link.
Is Financial Aid available? Yes, PackYourBags students must complete their FAFSA to determine their eligibility.
Are scholarships available? PackYourBags students are not eligible for Trinity institutional scholarships that are offered to traditional students because the cost of PYB tuition is already 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 ministries. Supporters may Donate Here!
If you have any more questions about PackYourBags or the values we hold to, please refer to our Student Handbook.