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Admission Requirements

 

Admission to Methodist Theological Seminary in America is based on many factors such as the student’s academic record, recommendation letters, essay, etc. The application process consists of three steps. All three must be completed before admission to the MTSA is official.

 

1)   Complete an Application File, including:

 

Undergraduate Program Applicants

  1. A completed and signed Application Form
  2. Recommendation Letters (2)
  3. An Essay (Personal and Religious Background with Vision Statement)
  4. Copy of High School Diploma and Official Transcript
  5. Secondary school and College–level Transcripts (if applicable)

 

Graduate Program Applicants

    1. A completed and signed Application Form
    2. Recommendation Letters (2)
    3. An Essay (Personal and Religious Background with Vision Statement)
    4. College–level Transcript which indicates Bachelor degree is granted.
    5. Copy of Bachelor Diploma

 

Arrange for official transcripts to be submitted to the Registrar’s Office from your high school and, if applicable, from all universities, colleges, or professional schools you’ve attended. (GED may be substituted for high school diploma.) A bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from a recognized school is required for admission into our Master’s programs. If you are still enrolled in high school, then an incomplete transcript (not showing graduation) will be sufficient. However, as soon as possible, a complete, official transcript (indicating a graduation date) is required.

 

  • Letter of Acceptance

 

The MTSA officials will review your Application Package when it is complete. It is our goal to send you written notification within two weeks of the application deadline. At any time, however, you may contact the Registrar’s Office to inquire as to the status of your application.

 

If you receive a letter of acceptance, it will include information regarding subsequent steps. Included with your letter of acceptance will be a copy of the Student Handbook and a form indicating that you have read the handbook and agree to comply with it. This form should be returned to the Registrar’s Office immediately.

 

Along with your acceptance letter you will receive a Physical Readiness Report that is to be completed by a licensed physician and returned to Registrar’s Office. The acceptance letter will also ask that you provide a recent photograph of yourself. This photo will help us to recognize you at orientation and therefore, better serve you.

 

Finally, you should send the tuition deposit along with Physical Readiness Report (if applicable), and the Student Handbook form to confirm your enrollment. If the MTSA is unable to accept you for enrollment in the upcoming semester, we will advise you regarding the steps you should take before resubmitting your application.

 

3)   Intent to Enroll

 

By returning your Physical Readiness Report, the statement regarding the Student Handbook, and your tuition deposit, you are informing the MTSA that you intend to enroll and to register for classes in the upcoming semester.