B.D. Admissions

Thinking about Applying?

Our Lord Jesus Christ serves his church through his chosen pastors, and he delivers to gathered believers the most precious gifts of life, health, and salvation in his Word and Sacraments. And so that people who hear the Word of God may come to saving faith, Christ instituted the office of the public ministry of the Word. May the Lord God bless your deliberations, if you are considering dedicating your life to working in his vineyard.

Before you apply to the seminary, we encourage you to do the following:
1. Consult your pastor and members of your congregation, regarding whether they recommend that you apply.
2. Pray to God, as he invites you to, that he may guide you, give you wisdom and courage, and the gifts of his Holy Spirit.
3. Meditate on God’s Word in the Bible, especially on those passages that speak about the specific qualifications for pastors in 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus.

Admission Procedure for the B.D. Program.

Application begins with the application form, which may be accessed here: B.D. Application Form.
Please pay careful attention to the required list of accompanying documents.

After the completed application form  has been submitted and received, the Seminary will invite the candidate for a written examination on three subjects: (1) Scripture knowledge, (2) English, and (3) general knowledge. The examination is in English and is a three-hour paper.

After correcting the paper, we shall invite the candidate for a personal interview. The faculty members will verify the candidate’s certificates, including the medical certificate, certificates of qualifications, and the certificate from his pastor.

Selection of Candidates

Selection will be made by the faculty of the seminary, together with members of the Board for Pastoral and Lay Training (BPLT). The final decision for admission is left to the faculty and principal of the seminary.

Academic Requirements

A Plus Two pass is required for entry to the B.D. five year program.
Any degree from an accredited college (B.A. or B.Sc. and above) is required for entry to the B.D. four year program. Priority is given to IELC candidates. Other students are admitted also, if they have good standing in their respective church backgrounds.

Medium of Instruction

English is the medium of instruction at all levels at CTSN.