The Ramp

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Who can apply?

Applicants must be at least 17 years old and have a high school diploma or GED.

Is there a maximum age limit?

No. Anyone who is ready for intense discipleship and intentional development is encouraged to attend. We don’t believe hunger or purpose is relative to age.

Will all applicants be accepted?

No. After prayerfully reviewing your application and recommendations, we will determine whether or not our program is for you. We will then notify you via email regarding your acceptance or denial.

Will housing be provided?

We have a very limited amount of space available in student housing. Students are placed on a first-­?come-­?first-­?serve basis. Those students who do not stay in our housing are responsible for their accommodations. A list of local landlords/rental units will be provided.

What is the cost of tuition?

Tuition is $3,500 for the first year, and $2,500 for the second year. Payments are processed via cashier’s check, money order, or credit card. Make payable to the Ramp School of Ministry. Personal checks will not be accepted. Upon acceptance of your application, we require a $300 nonrefundable deposit that goes toward tuition. An additional student activity fee of $100 will be charged to each student to help cover the cost of activities throughout the year. This is due on or before orientation. The cost of books is not included in the tuition.

How long is the school?

Our school lasts from late August to early May and is divided into two semesters. At this time, our program lasts two years.

What is a typical week’s schedule?

Morning prayer is Monday through Thursday from 8-­?9 a.m. Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 9-­?12 p.m. Students are required to attend Student Chapel, weekend services, and monthly awakening gatherings that typically occur the last weekend of every month.

Are you accepting international applications?

No. We are not currently able to accept international students. We are working with the appropriate government agencies and hope to open our doors to international students very soon. Until then, international students are encouraged to attend our intensives to receive focused training in a short space of time.

Do you offer a payment plan for tuition?

Yes. Students have three options.

1. Pay in full

2. Pay by semester

3. Monthly payments

For more info, please see “costs” tab on our website, or contact our financial aid office at (205) 921-­?0909.

Is RSM accredited?

No. We believe our mission fits best outside accreditation regulations. Though we are not currently pursuing accreditation, we do require excellence in the classroom and every other aspect of RSM. Students are required to be diligent in study and service.

If I am accepted, can I work an outside job?

Yes. We’ve designed our classroom schedule to fit the needs of students who hold part

What kind of core classes are offered?

Core classes at RSM include Simple Devotion, Divine Realities, Foundations of Prayer, Foundations of Leadership, Foundations of Faith, Pneumatology, How to be Led by the Spirit, Grace & Truth, Financial Planning, DNA of Relationships, Culture of Honor, Next Generation Leader, and The Believer’s Authority. All of our classes reflect the core values of the Ramp. They are designed to serve as foundational principles that will shape the lives of students and serve them in every sphere of life and ministry.

What majors are offered?

Our schools offer the following majors:

School of Ministry: Pastoral Leadership Missions & Evangelism

School of Performing Arts: Dance & Theater School of Media: Audio, Video, & Production School of Music: Worship Leadership

Musicianship?School of Business & Leadership: Business & Organizational Leadership

Is transportation provided for students without a vehicle?

No. The city of Hamilton does not have public transportation. Students are responsible for their own transportation.

What do I need for my classes?

You will be responsible for your own supplies (paper, pens, etc). Some textbooks are required and are available for purchase in our bookstore. Laptops, though not required, are encouraged and will be beneficial to students.

Why “no dating?”

It is our desire for first year students to dedicate nine months of their lives entirely to the Lord as He shapes and identifies them. We believe eternal fruit will be produced in an atmosphere of sacrifice and limited distraction. Students who enroll at RSM and are already engaged must adhere to the rules defined in the code of conduct.

Where is RSM located?

We are located at 340 Bexar Avenue East, in Hamilton, Alabama.

How many students attend RSM?

Our enrollment for the 2012/2013 academic year is 142 students.

Is child care provided for students?

No. Students are responsible for arranging child care.

Do you offer a discount for married couples?

Yes. Married couples who attend RSM together will receive a $1,000 discount per couple for the 2012/2013 school year

Is transportation provided for students without a vehicle?

No.  We do not provide transportation in any way, nor does the city of Hamilton have public transportation.  Students are responsible for their own transportation.  

What does tuition cover?

Tuition covers over 200 hours of Bible classes each semester, worksheets and class materials, daily use of the Ramp facilities, honorariums for seminar speakers, administrative costs, and more. Textbooks are not covered by tuition; however, the cost of books is very low.

How long is the school?

Our school lasts from late August to early May and is divided into two semesters. At this time, the second year option is by invitation only.

Are my tuition payments tax-deductible?

Tuition payments are not tax-deductible.

What is a typical weekʼs schedule?

Morning prayer is Monday through Friday from 8-9 a.m. Monday through Thursday Bible classes last from 9-12 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday night services are at 6 p.m. Typically, every second and fourth weekend of the month is a Ramp gathering, beginning 7 p.m. on Friday and lasting all day on Saturday. Volunteering and outreaches will occur throughout the week.

Are you accepting international applications?

No.  We are not currently able to accept international students.  We are working with the appropriate government agencies and hope to open our doors to international students very soon.  

Is RSM accredited?

No.  We are not currently pursuing accreditation.

As an RSM student, can I audition for Chosen?

No. Chosen doesn’t hold auditions, but is a ministry team that operates by invitation only.

Will I be able to visit home while enrolled at RSM?

Yes. During off weekends and on typical school holidays students may visit home.

Will I need a laptop?

A personal computer is recommended for communication and study, but it is not required. Students have computer access in our student lounge.

If I am accepted, can I work an outside job?

Yes!  Though we require students to fulfill serving hours each week, they may maintain a job to provide for themselves and their families.  We’ve designed our classroom schedule to fit the needs of students who hold part-time jobs.

Are there any second year options?

Yes! Our second year program continues the process of developing each student in both their personal call and corporate responsibility. Students must re-apply for acceptance into the second year of RSM.