An application for admission must be submitted, including a $35.00 non-refundable application fee.
- A recommendation from the applicant’s pastor is required. In addition to a written recommendation, a (telephone) interview will be held with each applicant’s pastor.
- Two additional letters of recommendation must be submitted. One of the additional letters of recommendation must come from the applicant’s current job supervisor, if it is someone other than their pastor.
- The applicant should arrange to have official transcripts sent to the Admission Office by the Registrar of the college(s) previously attended.
- Applicants are required to undergo a criminal background check prior to admission. Protect My Ministry, an agency contracted by the LCMS and recommended by the Synod’s Board for Pastoral Education will be used. The Admission Department will submit this on the applicant’s behalf, but the applicant is responsible for the fee. Applicant will be required to sign a waiver release.