The Admissions Office

Thank you for taking time to explore the possibilities Faith Seminary has to offer! The programs of study available here are designed for our students to grow and serve according to the Lord’s leading in their lives.

Our Admissions Office is a “One Stop Shop” for Future Students—assisting with all types of questions about  our school, becoming a student, and other interests relevant to prospective students. We look forward to serving you until the completion of your admissions process.

You are invited to contact us directly:

 

  • Answer questions about programs we offer and the various formats of study available.
  • Provide direction about how to become a student (i.e., procedures, deadlines, etc.).
  • Send information and forms about our programs and application/admissions process.
  • Respond to questions about transfer credits (and facilitate transcript evaluations as needed).
  • Provide preliminary information about how to get started with Federal Financial Aid (when further assistance is desired, we refer to our Financial Aid Office).
  • Provide preliminary information about financing education with Military/VA benefits (when further information is desired, we refer to our VA Rep).
  • Available to meet with future students upon request—whether by phone or in office (drop-ins are welcome but appointments are recommended).
  • Respond to inquiries about our accreditation, theological perspective, etc.
  • If future students could be better served by someone in a different office, we will refer.

We accept applications all year around. However, if you prefer to begin your studies at a particular time, it will be in your best interest to complete your application on or before the following schedule (earlier is always better):

If you wish to begin:

  • Fall Quarter—deadline is late July
  • Winter Quarter—deadline is late October
  • Spring Quarter—deadline is late January
  • Summer Quarter—deadline is late April

Bachelor Programs—academic prerequisite:

High School completion or equivalent (normally with a minimum GPA of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale).

Master’s Programs—academic prerequisite:

Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (normally with a minimum GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale for Graduate Certificate & MA programs, and 3.0 for the MDiv program).

Doctor of Strategic Leadership Program—academic prerequisite:

A Master degree from an accredited institution (normally with a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale).

Doctor of Ministry Program—academic prerequisite:

Master of Divinity degree from an accredited institution or an equivalent master’s degree in Bible, theology, or Christian ministry (normally with a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale).

For further information about Admission Requirements refer to our Academic Catalog.

Undergraduate—Bachelor Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Religion

 -with the option of a specialty/minor

Bachelor of Arts in Education

-with the option of a specialty/minor

Bachelor of Arts in Leadership

-with the option of a specialty/minor

Bachelor of Arts in Business

-with the option of a specialty/minor

 Specialties/minors Available:
Christian Education, Youth Ministry, Children’s Ministry, Missions & Evangelism, Pastoral Ministry, Chaplaincy Studies, African-American Studies, Life Coaching, Psychology & Counseling, Business & Management, Church & Non-profit Admin

 Download Application Packet for Bachelor Programs

For further information about the Bachelor Programs refer to our Academic Catalog.

 

Graduate—Master’s Programs

Graduate Certificate in Leadership

  • Professional Development Concentration
  • Missional-Church Studies Concentration
  • Life Coaching Concentration

 

Master of Arts in Leadership Ministry

  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Global Leadership  Concentration
  • Christian Counseling  Concentration
  • Life Coaching Concentration

 

Master of Arts in Christian Education

 

Master of Arts in Christian Counseling

 

Master of Arts in Theological Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • New Testament Concentration
  • Apologetics Concentration

 

Master of Divinity

 Download Application Packet for Master’s Programs

For further information about the Master’s Programs refer to our Academic Catalog.

 

Doctoral Programs

Doctor of Strategic Leadership

Doctor of Ministry

      • Strategic Leadership Concentration
      • Christian Apologetics Concentration
      • Expository Communication Concentration

 Download Application Packet for Doctoral Programs

For further information about the Doctoral Programs refer to our Academic Catalog.


Methods of Instruction

      • Resident:
        Resident-Hybrid: Courses typically require one week of resident instruction combined with online education. Webinars also use this classification.
        Weekly-Resident: Classes meet in residence one session per week—daytime and/or evening.
      • Online:
        Courses available online. Some online course utilize pre‑recorded lectures on DVD.

For further information about Methods of Instruction refer to our Academic Catalog.

Undergraduate Application Requirements:

1. Completed Application for Admission

2. $40.00 Application Fee

3. Completed Tuition Payment Worksheet

4. Copy of Valid Government Issued Photo Identification with Signature

5. Two *References (one from each of the following):

      • *Clergy –please use standardized form in application packet
      • *Personal –please use standardized form in application packet

6. Official Academic Transcripts:

      • Required: Official transcripts confirming High School completion or GED or Associate’s degree from an accredited institution,
      • If Relevant: Official transcripts from any/all colleges and other education/training you completed that wish to be considered for transfer credit,
      • If Relevant: If you have served in the U.S. Military, you are advised to order your JST Transcripts to be reviewed for possible transfer credit.

7. Autobiographical Essay under the caption: Why I Wish to Attend Faith Evangelical College & Seminary (specifications stated on coversheet to Application for Admission)

8. If English is not your primary Language: Acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score (minimum 550 paper, 213 computer, 79 internet or IELTS 6.5)

 Download Application Packet for Bachelor Programs

For further information about Application Requirements refer to our Academic Catalog.


Graduate Application Requirements:

1. Completed Application for Admission

2. $40.00 Application Fee

3. Completed Tuition Payment Worksheet

4. Copy of Valid Government Issued Photo Identification with Signature

5. Two *References (one from each of the following):

      • *Clergy –please use standardized form in application packet
      • *Personal –please use standardized form in application packet

6. Official Academic Transcripts:

      • Required: Official transcripts confirming baccalaureate degree from an accredited/recognized institution,
      • If Relevant: Official transcripts documenting graduate-level coursework from accredited institutions that you wish to have considered for transfer credit,
      • If Relevant: Official transcripts confirming graduate degree(s) that you wish to have considered for the possibility of advanced standing;

7. Autobiographical Essay under the caption: Why I Wish to Attend Faith Evangelical College & Seminary (specifications stated on cover sheet to Application for Admission)

8. If English is not your primary Language: Acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score (minimum 550 paper, 213 computer, 79 internet or IELTS 6.5)

 Download Application Packet for Master’s Programs

For further information about Application Requirements refer to our Academic Catalog.


Doctor of Ministry Application Requirements:

1. Completed Application for Admission

2. $40.00 Application Fee

3. Completed Tuition Payment Worksheet

4. Copy of Valid Government Issued Photo Identification with Signature

5. Two *References (one from each of the following):

      • *Clergy –please use standardized form in application packet.
      • *Personal –please use standardized form in application packet.

6. Official Academic Transcripts:

      • Required: Official transcripts confirming baccalaureate degree from and accredited institution,
      • Required: Official transcripts confirming MDiv degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution,
      • If Relevant: Official transcripts documenting post-graduate coursework that you wish to have considered for transfer credit;

7. Autobiographical Essay under the caption: Why I Wish to Attend Faith Evangelical College & Seminary (specifications stated on cover sheet to Application for Admission)

8. A Substantive Academic Paper that fully and accurately demonstrates your ability to write and do research at the doctoral level (specifications stated on coversheet to Doctoral Application for Admission)

9. If English is not your primary Language: Acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score (minimum 600 paper, 250 computer, 100 internet or IELTS 7.0).

 Download Application Packet for Doctoral Programs

For further information about Application Requirements refer to our Academic Catalog.

Regular Admission: This category is applied to students who meet standard admission requirements.

Probational Admission: This category is applied to students who wish to enter a program but have a GPA below admission standards or hold a prerequisite degree from an unaccredited (yet recognized) institution.

Unclassified Admission: This category is applied to students who wish to take courses at the institution for credit or audit but are not intending to enter a degree program.

Advanced Standing: Advanced Standing may be granted if a student has earned a previous master’s degree from a recognized institution in a field related to Christian studies (Bible, theology, education, leadership, philosophy, history, counseling, etc.). When Advanced Standing is granted, a student may be admitted into a master’s program at a reduced number of hours. Advanced standing is available for masters degrees only.

For further information about Categories of Admission refer to our Academic Catalog.

      1. Submit complete Application Packet for program of study.
      2. Submit all required documentation & fees pertaining to non-immigrant student admission, which includes but is not limited to the following:
        • Satisfactory TOEFL or IELTS scores are normally required of English program applicants if English is not their primary language.
        • Evidence of adequate financial resources to live and study in the United States.
        • Forms, worksheets, and documentation relevant to non-immigrant student admission.
        • I-20 Processing fee (and any other relevant fees).

Forms and instructions pertaining to non-immigrant Student Admission can be found here: International Admission Supplement

For further information about Non-immigrant Student Admission refer to our Academic Catalog.


After all necessary application/admissions documents are received by the Admissions Office, the Admissions Committee will evaluate your application materials and notify you by email & letter of your admission status (usually within two weeks). If you are officially admitted as a student, you will then be eligible to register for classes.

If the Lord unfolds it for you to become a student of Faith Seminary, we pray that your training here will enrich your faith and knowledge of our Lord Jesus—enabling you to be more effective for His glory.

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 [ESV]

For further information about Admissions refer to our Academic Catalog or contact the Office of Admissions:

 

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