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Admission Requirements

All Applicants

The following materials must be submitted to complete an application:

  • Student Application for admission.
  • Personal references, including a pastoral reference submitted (forms provided). 
  • Official transcripts.
  • Non-refundable Application Processing Fee of $50.00.

Transcripts are required from any institution where a bachelor's degree or higher has been earned. An official transcript is required from the institution where a baccalaureate degree has been completed. Master's or doctoral transcripts may be unofficial. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the school in sealed envelopes to Western Seminary or issued electonically directly by the institution or an approved issuing body. 

For International Students:

Official course-by-course transcripts (English translation required; transcript must include an interpretation of the grading system) from all postsecondary schools where a degree was granted or more than one semester of coursework was completed. If a degree was granted, the official document must list the degree conferred, the date of conferral, and must include a credential evaluation for United States equivalency (including the degree conferred and the cumulative GPA determination). To assist in timely processing, applicants are encouraged to utilize World Education Services ( or National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( See the International Students section of this catalog for additional information.