Application Process

Application Deadlines and Materials

All forms should be completed and returned to the Admissions Office by the application deadlines published on our website. Application materials are considered current for one year from the term of application.

Once the Seminary has received the entire application, the Admissions Committee will review the application and notify the applicant in writing regarding admission status. If more information is needed, the applicant will be contacted either by telephone (if possible), by email or in writing. Applicants are welcome to call the Admissions Office to verify the arrival of documents such as transcripts and recommendations.

Please note that all items submitted as part of the application process are used for a single purpose—your degree admission. Once they are received by the seminary, they will not be returned to you or released to any other individual or organization.

Admitted students must notify the admissions office prior to matriculation if there is any change to the information listed on the application and forms previously submitted. Admission status may be reconsidered depending on the nature of the change.


Applications are generally specific by degree, and requests should indicate the program of interest. The applications are only completed through the website. Applicants may contact the following for more information:

Western Seminary Portland, Online, and Seattle Teaching Site
5511 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97215-3367
503.517.1800 or 877.517.1800

Western Seminary San Jose
1000 South Park Victoria Dr.
Milpitas, CA 95050
408.356.6889 or 877.900.6889

Western Seminary Sacramento
290 Technology Way, Ste. 200
Rocklin, CA 95765
916.488.3720 or 800.250.7030