Application for Admission


International Application for Admission to
Westminster Theological Seminary
P.O. Box 27009, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19118
800-373-0119 Fax: 215-887-5404 www.wts.edu

 

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

To complete the application process, please submit to the Admissions Office all of the following materials at the same time
in the envelope provided. (See the current catalog under “General Requirements for Application to All Programs” for a
complete description of the following required materials.) signed, completed application form with all relevant personal statements

• statement of Christian experience
• statement of desire to attend Westminster
• spouse’s statement (if married)

$40 application fee (check or money order in U.S. dollars) or $25 special student application fee and $25 late fee (if applicable)

official transcript(s) in sealed envelopes from all schools attended (12 semester hours or more)

completed academic reference form(s) in sealed envelope(s) (Ph.D. applicants require TWO; all others require one)

one completed church reference form in sealed envelope

(Ph.D. only) paper from Masters program in the area of study you wish to pursue

Be sure you have also requested the Educational Testing Service send the following scores directly to us (our institutional
code for score reporting purposes in 2976):

(if applicable) official TOEFL, TWE, and TSE scores
(Ph.D. only) official GRE scores

Application Deadlines:

International/Canadian applications (from applicants who require a student visa) are accepted as stated below.
Late applications will be considered for the following year.

Master of Theology and Doctor of Philosophy January 15
Doctor of Ministry
February 15
Master’s-level programs
February 15

U.S. applications are accepted as stated below. Late Th.M., Ph.D., and D.Min. applications will be considered for the
following year. Late applications to all other programs will be considered only if accompanied by the $25 late fee; however,
late applications will NOT be considered for U.S. financial aid.

Master of Theology and Doctor of Philosophy January 15
Doctor of Ministry March 31
Master’s-level programs

Summer or Fall entrance March 1
Winter or Spring entrance September 30

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Ms.Jackie Black at 215-572-3842.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION for INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

The enclosed application for admission asks you to provide information about academic institutions you have attended.
Because Westminster is a graduate institution, a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent is required for admittance. In the
appropriate columns on page 3 of the application, please be sure to list the following:

Column 1 Write the complete name of each school you attended and the city, village, town, state, and/or country where
the school is located. Account for every year of your education since the primary grades. (If you need more
room, please continue on a separate page.)

Column 2 On each line write the calendar year(s) you attended that school. Also tell us what type of school you
attended, such as primary, secondary, teacher college, university, graduate school, etc.

Column 3 Write the language used in class by your teachers.

Column 4 List any certificate(s), diploma(s), or degree(s) you obtained at the end of that school year. For example,
write: GCE, Reifezuegnis, Artium, Studentereksamen, Bachillerato, Baccalaureate, etc.

Column 5 Write the date you received (or will receive, if you are still attending that school) the certificate, diploma, or
degree.

Please note that international students are required to document sufficient funding in order for Westminster Theological
Seminary to issue an I-20. Current tuition is $370.00 per credit hour; Th.M./Ph.D. is $2,350.00 per course. (Rates are subject to change each July 1.) The following dollar amounts are what the Seminary considers the bare minimum you will need for each year of study:

Individual student: Living Expenses: $18,000 + Tuition: $11,470 (31 credit estimated)
Student with spouse: Living Expenses: $24,000 + Tuition: $11,470 (31 credit estimated)
Student with spouse and children: Living Expenses: $24,000+ $4,000.00 per child + Tuition: $11,470
(31 credit estimated)

Once your application for admission has been received, and you have been admitted to an academic program, you will
receive more information about how to document these funds.

If you need help completing any part of the enclosed application, contact Ms. Jackie Black by phone at
215-572-3842.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Master of Theology (ThM) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) applicants (U.S AND International including Canadian): All application materials must be received by January 15 for fall entrance. No ThM or PhD applications will be accepted after the deadline.

International (including Canadian) applications to all other programs: All application materials must be received by February 15 for fall entrance. Applications received after the deadline will be considered for the following year.

Masters-level degrees and Certificate applicants: August or September entrance - March 1. January or February entrance - September 30.

Doctor of Ministry (DMin) applicants: March 31. Applications received after these deadlines will not be processed without a late fee of $25.00.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

You must submit with this application the fee of U.S. $40.00 (non-refundable). A late fee of $25 is added for applications received after the deadlines indicated above. Request that certified transcripts of your academic records be sent to you directly from all of the institutions from which you have graduated since high school, and enclose them in sealed envelopes with your application. Please have transcripts translated into English where necessary. (If your institution does not allow you to collect official transcripts, have them send transcripts directly to the Admissions Office.) See the current catalog (under “General Requirements for Admission to All Programs”) for a complete list of items to be returned with this application form.

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