Admissions Requirements

Senior Admissions Advisor, Isaac Banegas. Contact Isaac

Senior Admissions Advisor, Isaac Banegas. Contact Isaac

Redeemer Seminary does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or scholarship and loan programs.
All men and women students in the degree programs are considered eligible for financial aid and for other services provided by the Seminary for its students.

Four Application Requirements:

1. Application

A completed online application that includes the following personal statements: 

  • Each applicant is required to provide a 1-2 page testimony on their faith in Jesus Christ and how their journey as a believer has led them to pursue formal theological education.
  • Each applicant is also required to submit a 1-2 page essay on why they have chosen Redeemer Seminary as their institution of choice.
  • The spouse of each applicant is required to submit a brief statement of support for their husband’s or wife’s pursuit of theological education.

2. Church Reference

A church reference on a form supplied by the Office of Admissions from the minister or elders of the church of which the applicant is a member, or from another source approved by the Director of Recruitment.

3. Academic or Professional Reference

An academic or professional reference on a form supplied by the Office of Admissions, from a college professor under whose guidance the applicant has pursued studies, or from a work supervisor or another source approved by the Director of Recruitment.

4. Official Transcript

A full official transcript(s) of the applicant’s undergraduate and graduate level work from any institution where the student received 12 or more credit hours. If more than one institution was attended, there should be a transcript from each. (An official transcript is one that is sent directly from the institution in a sealed envelope. If it is opened before it reaches the Office of Admissions, it then becomes unofficial.) If the transcript does not show the completion of a baccalaureate degree at the time of application, a final transcript must be submitted before final admission can be granted. A baccalaureate degree is normally required for admission.

For those who would like to be considered for a scholarship, click here to fill out our financial aid form.


Non-Native English Speakers

TOEFL and TWE requirements

An applicant whose native language is other than English, or for whom English was not the language of instruction from the primary grades (regardless of U.S. citizenship or residency) must demonstrate proficiency in English. An official record of the test must be sent to the Seminary by the Educational Testing Center. Photocopies of test results will not be accepted. The policy allows for certain exemptions from taking the exam based on specific situations.