The Admissions Team
Rachel, Doreen, Megan, Elijah & Peter
In the Admissions office, we have four goals that guide us as we answer your questions and help you through the application process: we advertise, advise, advocate, and advance. (We like A’s around here!)
We advertise the Charlotte campus of Gordon-Conwell. We are thrilled to introduce the seminary and graduate theological education to you as you gather information and discern our Lord’s call on your lives.
We advise you about our degree programs, financing your education, investing time and energy in your studies, maintaining balance in your lives, and, of course, the admissions and matriculation process.
We advocate for you by helping you navigate the multiple stages and departments you’ll encounter in the matriculation process. We provide a clear transition between Admissions and Registration and other departments, so that you know who to contact and when.
We advance the seminary’s vision "by equipping Church leaders to think theologically, engage globally and live biblically." Each of us in the Admissions office brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, skills, and gifts to the Admissions team, which we look forward to sharing with you.
Want to know more? Check out the different ways to visit our campus, start an application (check important information below!), submit an Information Request, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
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?
You may apply online or download a PDF of our application.
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 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 contact information for your Student Care Representative and faculty advisor. 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.
Apply for Financial Aid
Visit the Financial Aid page for instructions on applying for federal loans.
Communicate with Your Advisor & Student Care Representative
All degree-seeking students are assigned both a faculty advisor and a Student Care Representative, who serves as a resource and personal companion throughout your studies. New Students are encouraged to contact their advisor as early as possible. Your Student Care Representative will initiate communication with you as soon as your student ID and account have been created. Your Student Care Representatives are not only staff members, they are current students who know what it takes to succeed at Gordon-Conwell.
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.
Your seminary experience can be a rewarding as well as challenging time. To ensure that you have a good start at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary-Charlotte, new students are invited to complete New Student Orientation. 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.
This should be completed by the first day of your initial semester. The online material not only provides valuable information for getting started at Gordon-Conwell, but also affords a great opportunity to become familiar with Sakai, our class management platform. The online material is also available throughout your first semester, in case you need to reference it later.
New Student Orientation Event - On Campus
New Student Orientation events are held at the beginning of the Spring and Fall semesters. You will receive emails from the Admissions office with specific information about registering for the event, and the day's schedule (which generally runs between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.). Students within two hours' driving distance of the Charlotte campus are required to attend; students living beyond that radius are encouraged to attend if 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.