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.
Need to learn more about the campus or degrees offered before applying? Our online catalog provides information regarding every aspect of Gordon-Conwell and the Charlotte campus.
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.
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:
NOTE: If your reference(s) is/are not able to complete the digital form, a .pdf copy is available for you to provide them.
NOTE: If the church official is not able to complete the digital form, a .pdf copy is available for you to provide them.
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 non-refundable $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.
Entering students should begin thinking ahead and planning for:
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 in 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 Pierce Fellowship and the Chrsitopher Brown Scholarship are also open to new students. Many other scholarships may be available as well, 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.
Interact with Your Student Care Representative
Students also have the benefit of a Student Care Representative who serves as a resource and personal companion throughout your studies. These are not only staff members, they are current students who know what it takes to succeed at Gordon-Conwell. Your Student Care Representative will contact you after you reserve admission. Make sure to connect with them early and frequently.
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 Site in Sakai - our online course management system. 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.
Register for Classes
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.
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, but are encouraged to do so. 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.