Application Procedures – Charlotte
Are you ready to begin studies at Gordon-Conwell in Charlotte? The steps below provide all the information you will need for applying and to understand the matriculation process. Please also make sure to pay attention to the special instructions to the left - for those interested in transferring from another seminary, auditing classes, coming as a visiting student, international applicants and those applying to the MACC.
When should I begin my application? When is the deadline?
Applications are accepted no earlier than one year in advance of the expected date of matriculation. Please note that the deadlines for financial aid and scholarship applications are different from the deadline for admissions applications, and may be earlier. You may reference the Financial Aid page for FAFSA and scholarship deadlines.
Important Dates and Deadlines
|December 4, 2014||
Applications Due for Spring Semester (all degrees except MACC)
|January 10, 2015||Spring 2015 New Student Orientation|
|January 19, 2015||Spring semester officially begins|
|March 1, 2015||Application deadline for Fall 2015 MACC|
|Tuesdays in March||Phase 2 dates for Fall 2015 MACC applicants|
|April 1, 2015||Christopher Brown Scholarship Applications Due for Fall Semester|
|April 3, 2015||
Applications Due for Summer session
|April 15, 2015||
Partnership Program Applications Due for Fall Semester
Pierce Fellowship Scholarship Application Due for Fall Semester
|June 1, 2015||Summer term begins|
|July 15, 2015||Applications Due for Fall Semester (all degrees except MACC)|
|August 29, 2015||Fall 2015 New Student Orientation|
|September 8, 2015||Fall semester begins|
How do I apply?
Please note to the left Special Instructions for international students, MACC students, transfer students, visiting students from another seminary, special partnership (YoungLife, SIM, Salvation Army, IV, etc.) applicants, official auditors and current students.
Applications will be reviewed once the following items have been received:
Semlink and Non-Degree Seeking applicants should complete the full application.
*Please note that by signing and submitting the completed application, you are affirming to have read, agree with and adhere to Gordon-Conwell's Community Life Statement.
My application is complete, now what?
Your application will be reviewed, and a decision regarding your admission will be made (usually) within two weeks.
Reserve your admission by returning the Biographical Data Form and $75 matriculation deposit, as well as any other items included in your acceptance packet (i.e. Informed Consent Agreement for MACC students). Your Gordon-Conwell email address and web systems login information cannot be created until these items are received.
Once we receive your Biographical Data Form and $75 matriculation deposit, the Admissions Office will send by email a letter which includes your student id number and advisor's contact information. At this time, your student email account and web systems login will also be generated and sent to you.
Apply for a Scholarship
The primary scholarship for students of the Charlotte campus is the Partnership Program. This is a full-tuition scholarship opportunity. All new students are encouraged to consider participating the Partnership Program.
There are a number of other scholarships also available to new Gordon-Conwell students. New Students are encouraged to review the Financial Aid page for further information. Under Scholarships and Grants, the Partnership Program Scholarship and the Chrsitopher Brown Scholarship are open to new students. Many other scholarships may also be available, several possibilities are mentioned on the page for Funding From Other Sources.
Apply for Financial Aid
Visit the Financial Aid page for instructions on applying for federal loans.
Communicate with Your Advisor
All degree-seeking students are assigned an academic advisor. Your advisor is available for assistance in selecting courses and devising a degree completion plan. New Students are encouraged to contact their advisor as early as possible, and to schedule a meeting with their advisor before beginning classes.
Begin Online Orientation
Once you are reserved and have received your Gordon-Conwell student id, email address and login information, you will be registered in the online Orientation training in Sakai - our online course management system. You will receive an introduction email alerting you that you have been added to this. It is recommended that you begin working through the online Orientation as early as possible, and take your time to truly learn what is presented. This training has been designed not only as a comprehensive introduction to Gordon-Conwell - Charlotte, but also as a lead-in to one of your first courses - CT500 or CO501.
Information regarding registration procedures will be sent to you by the Admissions Office in the months prior to orientation.
Students register online in the CAMS student portal. Instruction and training on using CAMs is included as one of the lessons in the online Orientation. New students should review this training before attempting to register.
Class schedules for upcoming semesters are available online. Students should review their degree requirements and speak with their advisor for assistance in selecting their first semester courses. In general, all new students should consider taking:
Required to complete in the First Year
Other Recommended First Year Courses
Students may begin their studies through online Semlink classes, and matriculate on campus at a later time. Registration for Semlink classes requires a Gordon-Conwell email address and access to the Sakai course management site. Once you have reserved and received this information, you may register for Semlink classes. For more information on the Semlink class format and registration, please visit the Semlink webpages.
You will be responsible for adhering to the policies in the current Student Handbook and Academic Catalog as well as meeting all of the deadlines listed in the Academic Calendar. Please be sure to review this information carefully. These items are all available here.
Welcome to Gordon-Conwell! Your seminary experience can be a rewarding as well as challenging time. To insure that you get a good start at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary—Charlotte, new students are invited to attend New Student Orientation. Due to the important information that is presented, all certificate and degree-seeking students are required to attend this event. Special and Online/Hybrid students are not required to attend. Semlink students are required to attend New Student Orientation in the semester in which they are matriculating on campus.
New Student Orientation is completed in two parts - an online Orientation and the New Student Orientation event held on campus. Both parts are required. New Students are sent necessary information and reminders well in advance of New Student Orientation.
Generally, this should be completed before the New Student Orientation event on campus. The online material not only provides valuable information for getting started at Gordon-Conwell, but also affords a great opportunity to become familiar with our class management platform, Sakai. The online material is also available throughout your first semester, in case you need to reference any of this later.
New Student Orientation Event - On Campus
New Student Orientation events are held at the beginning of the Spring and Fall semesters. Check-In begins at 8:00 a.m.. on Saturday morning, and the event ends by 4:00 pm. Upcoming Orientation dates are:
*It is our goal to provide as much information as early as possible. Because of our commitment to providing the best educational experience and new student preparation, New Student Orientation times and format are subject to change. We will always strive to inform new students of any changes as early as possible.
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, handicap or veteran status. A complete statement of compliance with federal laws and regulations can be found in the Gordon-Conwell Student Handbook.