Admissions

Welcome to Central Seminary!  We are excited that you are exploring our programs and everything our school has to offer.

Becoming a Central Seminary
student in
3 steps!

Step #1: Complete the free online application

After you complete the initial form online, you will be sent a link to your unique application page.

Step #2: Submit the required materials

  • Doctoral: contact information, professional documents, official transcripts, endorsement form, references, and admission essay
  • Masters/Graduate Certificate: contact information, official transcripts, references, and admission statements
  • Diploma: contact information, references, and admission statements
  • Professional Certificate: contact information, admission statements

Step #3: New Student Process

Once your application is accepted, you start the new student process which includes registration for an upcoming terms that start in August, January, or May.

What You Can Expect as an Applicant

  • Quick admissions decisions
  • Seamless admissions and registration process
  • Attentive staff available to you from the day you apply
  • Tailored individualized payment plans
  • Scholarships available for degree-seeking students
  • Discernment coaching available

We Support Your Success

If you explore our website, you will see that student success is a theme.  Our staff and faculty care if you succeed.  In our latest student experience survey, 98% of student responses agreed that they felt confident that they would succeed in their courses.  100% of student responses agreed that faculty cared about their success as a student!

Here are a few of the distinctive features of the Central experience:

  • A dedicated student success advisor to help navigate your student journey
  • An accessible seminary scholarship program to make an affordable education an even better value
  • Payment plans that fit your needs
  • Staff and faculty ready to help you discern your vocational goals
  • Online library and productivity tools to study for anywhere

Are you ready for a visit?

Even if you cannot come to campus, there are several ways for the campus to come to you.

  • Schedule a personal visit over Zoom with one of our admissions personnel
  • Contact  our admissions team to discuss your interests
  • Ask to join a class session for a night to see what seminary is like for yourself
  • Attend one of our virtual info sessions to meet staff, faculty, and other prospective students (2022-23 dates TBA)

Step into your calling— We can make it simple.