Do I Need to Commit to a Full Two-Years to Apply? Encounter Ministries January 28, 2021 16:50 Updated No. After the first year, students will be able to choose whether or not they want to continue and finish their second year of the school. Students are able to drop classes at anytime should the need arise. Related articles How long will I be an Encounter School of Ministry student? What can new students do to get ready for Fall classes? Is There a Minimum or Maximum Age to Apply for the Encounter School of Ministry? I'm Not Catholic, Can I Still Apply? What is the Cost of Tuition?