Herbert W. Armstrong College is a privately supported co-educational institution offering courses in theology, liberal arts, and applied arts and sciences. The school offers two- and four-year scholastic curriculums. The College does not offer accredited associates and bachelors degrees. Transfer of credits from Herbert W. Armstrong College to other institutions is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Through its curriculum, extracurricular activities and work program, AC strives to prepare students for worthwhile service to God and humanity.

Admission is granted regardless of race, age, sex, color or national origin of the applicant. Acceptance is determined by the Office of Admissions and an admissions committee. Those selected must show evidence of high moral character, intellectual promise, a positive, outflowing attitude, satisfactory health and a desire to learn. However, the administration reserve the right to deny admission for other reasons. Applicants who appear to share the ideals and objectives of the college are given preference.