Mary Andrews College Application to Enrol

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Welcome to the Mary Andrews College application page. We are glad that you are intending to study with us. Our application process involves a number of different stages for new students.

1. Application to Enrol

The application questions below give us some initial information about yourself and any previous study you have done. Based on your previous study, there may be an Admissions Test included in this online form to determine the level of study at which it would be best for you to start. You will be able to complete the test online in one sitting as you are filling out this form, or you will be given the choice to download a copy of the test to return to MAC within a week. 

2. Enrolment form

Once your application to enrol is accepted, you will be directed to the next step which will include choosing the specific course and units you intend to study. Payment will also be arranged at this time. 

Personal Information

Please use your full legal first name, eg. Susan, not Sue.

Contact details
Postal Address

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Which church do you currently attend?

(If you don't currently attend a church, please write 'none'.)

When would you like to start studying here?
Course intentions

Full-time study would equate to finishing a Diploma or an Advanced Diploma in 1 or 1.5 years, depending on the course chosen.
Outcomes of study

Give the names and contact details of two people who can provide references for you. One should be your current minister. Your referees should not be members of your immediate family.
Referee 1 (preferably your current church minister)

Referee 2

Previous Study

Your academic suitability for the course in which you are applying to enrol will be on the basis of one of the following:

* Your ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) being 65.00 or higher (for entry to undergraduate courses).

* Your previously completed tertiary study (at diploma or bachelor levels or higher).

* A satisfactorily completed Admissions Test.

Please complete the following questions to determine which level of study would be most suitable for you.

Secondary Education (High School)

Tertiary Education

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Country of Origin, Language and Citizenship
Country of Origin


Citizenship status

Please note that Mary Andrews College is not approved to accept overseas students on a Student Visa.
Admissions Test
This Admissions Test will determine the level of study at which it would be best for you to start. You are able to complete this test online now in one sitting, or you have the choice to download a copy of this test to return to Mary Andrews College at within one week.

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Question 1 - Comprehension Questions
Read the following passage from Acts 17 and, in 2-3 sentences, answer each of the questions below.

Acts 17:16–34


16 While Paul was waiting for Silas and Timothy in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols. 17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there. 18 A group of Epicurean and Stoic philosophers began to dispute with him. Some of them asked, “What is this babbler trying to say?” Others remarked, “He seems to be advocating foreign gods.” They said this because Paul was preaching the good news about Jesus and the resurrection. 19 Then they took him and brought him to a meeting of the Areopagus, where they said to him, “May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? 20 You are bringing some strange ideas to our ears, and we want to know what they mean.” 21 (All the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there spent their time doing nothing but talking about and listening to the latest ideas.) 


22 Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. 23 For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you. 


24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. 26 From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. 27 God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. 28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ 


29 “Therefore since we are God's offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by man's design and skill. 30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. 31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead.” 


32 When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, “We want to hear you again on this subject.” 33 At that, Paul left the Council. 34 A few men became followers of Paul and believed. Among them was Dionysius, a member of the Areopagus, also a woman named Damaris, and a number of others.

Question 2 - Your Faith Story
In Acts 26:1-23, Paul shares his personal testimony with King Agrippa. After reading Paul’s testimony here in Acts, in 300 words describe your testimony and what brought you to faith in Jesus.

Acts 26:1-23


Then Agrippa said to Paul, “You have permission to speak for yourself.”


So Paul motioned with his hand and began his defense: “King Agrippa, I consider myself fortunate to stand before you today as I make my defense against all the accusations of the Jews, and especially so because you are well acquainted with all the Jewish customs and controversies. Therefore, I beg you to listen to me patiently.


“The Jewish people all know the way I have lived ever since I was a child, from the beginning of my life in my own country, and also in Jerusalem. They have known me for a long time and can testify, if they are willing, that I conformed to the strictest sect of our religion, living as a Pharisee. And now it is because of my hope in what God has promised our ancestors that I am on trial today. This is the promise our twelve tribes are hoping to see fulfilled as they earnestly serve God day and night. King Agrippa, it is because of this hope that these Jews are accusing me. Why should any of you consider it incredible that God raises the dead?


“I too was convinced that I ought to do all that was possible to oppose the name of Jesus of Nazareth. 10 And that is just what I did in Jerusalem. On the authority of the chief priests I put many of the Lord’s people in prison, and when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them. 11 Many a time I went from one synagogue to another to have them punished, and I tried to force them to blaspheme. I was so obsessed with persecuting them that I even hunted them down in foreign cities.


12  “On one of these journeys I was going to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests. 13 About noon, King Agrippa, as I was on the road, I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, blazing around me and my companions. 14 We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice saying to me in Aramaic, ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’


15  “Then I asked, ‘Who are you, Lord?’


“ ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,’ the Lord replied. 16 ‘Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen and will see of me. 17 I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them 18 to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’


19 “So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven. 20 First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and then to the Gentiles, I preached that they should repent andturn to God and demonstrate their repentance by their deeds.21 That is why some Jews seized me in the temple courts and tried to kill me. 22 But God has helped me to this very day; so I stand here and testify to small and great alike. I am saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said would happen— 23 that the Messiah would suffer and, as the first to rise from the dead, would bring the message of light to his own people and to the Gentiles.”

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Thank you for applying to study at Mary Andrews College. We will process your application and you should hear back from us within two weeks. We look forward to being in touch with you soon.

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