Submitting the Application
The application for admission is available online only. Please contact the Office of Admissions
if you have any questions or problems using the online application
. Letters of Recommendation
Applicants are responsible for communicating with recommenders and for insuring that the required reference letters are submitted to the Office of Admissions. Once reference forms
are received by the Office of Admissions, they become the property of Louisville Seminary and applicants will not be allowed to review them. Deadline for Application See current calendar
The deadline for fall admission to the Master of Divinity
or Master of Arts (Religion)
program is February 15, if the applicant seeks a Scholarship for Excellence. The final deadline for fall admission is June 15. For spring admission, the deadline is November 1.
The deadline for admission to the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
program is February 1 and interviews are held in March. There is no spring admission into the MAMFT program.
The deadline for International Students
is February 1 for admission the following fall.
The deadline for Special Students
, and those probationary candidates with a Bachelors below a 2.5 GPA is March 1. Invited applicants must interview with the Admissions Committee.
Deadline for DMin Students
is September 15. Go to the DMin Application Form.
Application Fee, Background Check and Transcripts
Applications must be accompanied by a $50.00 non-refundable fee for masters programs, paid online or by check made payable to Louisville Seminary. If you are currently serving in year-long denominational or national volunteer program such as the Young Adult Volunteer Program, DOOR, or AmeriCorps, your $50 application fee may be waived upon request. Applicants must also provide a background check from CertifiedBackground.com. Upon completion of the application, applicants will be given instructions to order package code LB88 by logging onto CertifiedBackground.com.The cost of this background screening is $36.00 unless the applicant has additional counties that need to be researched.
An application is not considered complete without a $50 application fee, background check, and transcripts from all colleges, universities, and seminaries attended. It is the applicant's responsibility to insure that transcripts are sent to the Office of Admissions.
Review of Files and Completion of Admission Process
Completed files will be reviewed promptly and final admissions decisions are normally made within two weeks of the file going to the Admissions Committee. The Office of Admissions may request an interview or additional information from any applicant. Admission and Matriculation
An applicant who is admitted to the Seminary should indicate acceptance by filing a tuition deposit with the Office of Admissions. Applicants in good standing may choose to defer enrollment for up to one year from the initial semester of application. Admitted applicants who complete their bachelor's degree the semester before beginning seminary must forward final college transcripts to the Office of Admissions certifying the degree and date of graduation. Students admitted in the spring semester must receive permission from the Dean to enroll in foundational courses that require previous semesters in sequence such as History of Christian Experience II and Scripture II. Questions?
Call us at 800.264-1839 or 502.992-9369 or email us