Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Program specific requirements are set out in the degree program descriptions below.

Western Seminary reserves the right to ask the applicant to correct any deficiencies and/or provide additional information or documentation as a part of the application process. None of the application materials received by Western are returned or released except as required by, and in accordance with, applicable law.

All applicants are expected to write and speak clear and correct English prose (see English Language Proficiency requirements for additional information).

An interview with the Director of Admissions may be required as part of the application process.

Application materials are considered current for one year from the date of submission.

Admission to the Seminary is valid for one year from the term for which the applicant is admitted. A new admittee can postpone enrollment in coursework for three semesters before their admission expires. Once an admitee's admission as expired they must re-apply (see returning student section of catalog).

Applicants not granted admission to the MA Counseling Program may reapply after one year.

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 and the date of conferral and must include a credential evaluation of the 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 the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. See the International Students section of this catalog for additional information.