Andrewes Hall Theological College and Seminary
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Application for Ecclesiastical Programs

Bachelor Degree Candidacies: Applicants for candidacy for either the Bachelor of Theology degree (B.Th.) or the Bachelor of Divinity degree (B.D.) do not need to hold a prior earned Bachelor degree. Andrewes Hall will accept up to 50 credit hours for B.Th. candidacy or 88 credit hours for B.D. candidacy as transfer credits from other approved institutions provided that the course work is comparable.

Master of Divinity Candidacy: Applicants for candidacy for the Master of Divinity degree (M.Div.) must hold a prior earned Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) or its equivalent from an accredited or approved college or university. Andrewes Hall will accept up to 88 credit hours for M.Div. candidacy as transfer credits from other approved institutions provided that the course work is comparable.

Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) Deaconess Studies: The Deaconess Studies Program is a two-year specialized track targeting the areas covered by the REC Deaconess Examination. Many of the courses are available for distance learning and there is no requirement for Greek or Hebrew. Although the Deaconess Studies program was designed for women who have been accepted as Deaconess candidates, it is equally suitable for any woman who is in discernment process or who desires in-depth training in theology. Please contact the seminary office for more information on this program.

Deadlines and Application Procedures

Application Requirements: Each application requires: (1) complete transcripts from all colleges and/or post-secondary schools attended; (2) three letters of reference including a pastor’s reference as specified on the admissions forms; (3) an autobiographical statement; (4) an on-campus interview; (5) a non-refundable application fee of $50.

Students may apply at anytime throughout the year, and matriculate at the beginning of any course. However, since each module is only offered every three years, and the programs presume the completion of all three modules, early application and matriculation is strongly encouraged. A student should plan to complete his/her application by August 15.

Materials submitted by an applicant for admission purposes are not returnable to the applicant regardless of the admission decision. Also note that Andrewes Hall does not release copies of such materials to a third party without written consent of the original sender.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, gives enrolled students access to information contained in their student file for which they did not waive access. Applicants may waive the right to see reference letters and thereby assure complete confidentiality to the writers of their letters. This waiver is voluntary and the recommendation form gives students the opportunity to state their choice.

Transfer Credit: Students transferring from other approved institutions of higher learning may be given appropriate credit for work done, as determined by the Principal in consultation with the President of the school. Transfer credits may be accepted for comparable course work taken at an approved theological seminary or related graduate program in which the student has earned a grade of “B” or better. A written request for transfer credit should accompany the admission application. Such credit is decided on an individual basis. All questions concerning the transferability of credit should be referred to the Principal.

Non-discrimination Policy: Andrewes Hall admits students regardless of sex, race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities of the school. Andrewes Hall does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, or other programs.

Please see the Contact Us page of this website to obtain a copy of the academic catalog and related application forms which includes a more detailed review of the material you will find on this website.