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Special Instructions

International Student

The international student community at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary is diverse, thriving, and valued by the entire Gordon-Conwell community. Our current international students on all our campuses represent 56 countries, including Australia, the UK, South Korea, Brazil, China, Nigeria, Macedonia, Haiti, the Philippines, Ethiopia, and many more.

Prospective international students need to complete the full application, as described under Application Procedures. Additionally, there may be other requirements for international students, such as the TOEFL and I-20 application. International applicants should see the International Students page for further requirements and information.

Ready to apply, need assistance?  We can help!

If you are ready to begin your seminary journey with Gordon-Conwell, we invite you to open up an application today! Need further information or guidance? Click here to fill out an information request form or call us now at (855) 211-2474.

Transfer Student

A student applying for transfer from another seminary or graduate school is requested to submit a full application (which includes: three letters of recommendations, official transcripts, an autobiography statement, a personal statement, and an application fee), a "Statement of Explanation and Purpose" for the proposed transfer (include this explanation in your Personal Statement), and the student must include a letter from the current seminary/graduate school indicating that he/she is a "student in good standing." This letter should come from the Registrar or Academic Dean. Transfer credit will only be evaluated for applicants who have submitted a full application.

In summary, a transfer student should complete the following:

Transfer credit is normally granted for coursework taken at other Association of Theological Schools (ATS)- accredited, graduate-level seminaries. Up to 50 percent of a student's program can be met by transfer credit. Only a limited amount of elective credit can be given for coursework taken at seminaries which are not accredited by ATS.

Students transferring from recognized seminaries or graduate schools are given an evaluation of transfer credit upon request. As a general rule, such transfer credit will be approved only if comparable courses are included in Gordon-Conwell's curriculum. Maximum transfer credit is thirty credit hours (or ten courses) for the online MACM or MACL degrees. Transfer credit is not granted for work completed more than ten years prior to matriculation at Gordon-Conwell.

Any person desiring a transcript evaluation for transfer credit prior to matriculation should request such in writing to the registrar, accompanied by a transcript, a list of proposed courses projected for transfer, and a copy of the course descriptions from the academic catalog where the courses were taken. Click here to access the Transfer Credit Evaluation Form.

Ready to apply, need assistance?  We can help!

If you are ready to begin your seminary journey with Gordon-Conwell, we invite you to open up an application today! Need further information or guidance? Click here to fill out an information request form or call us now at (855) 211-2474.

 

Visiting Student

If you are currently a student in good standing at another accredited seminary, you are welcome to take classes at Gordon-Conwell.

There is an abbreviated application process for Visiting Students. On the application, make sure you select “Visiting Student” as your degree. Follow the directions for visiting students on the Special Instructions PDF on the left-hand side of the application. We require that you submit a letter from your Academic Dean or Registrar indicating that you are currently a student in good standing at your seminary and that coursework from Gordon-Conwell will be applied to your degree requirements there. You do not need to send recommendations, personal statements or transcripts.

In summary, a visiting student should complete the following:

  • Application
  • Transcripts are not required.
  • Please include a letter from your Academic Dean or Registrar indicating that you are currently a student in good standing at your seminary and that coursework from Gordon-Conwell will be applied to your studies there.

Ready to apply, need assistance?  We can help!

If you are ready to begin your seminary journey with Gordon-Conwell, we invite you to open up an application today! Need further information or guidance? Click here to fill out an information request form or call us now at (855) 211-2474.

Current Student

Current Gordon-Conwell students wishing to transfer to the online MACM or MACL program from any campus other than Charlotte must complete the Campus Transfer Application. Current Charlotte students that wish to change to the online MACM or MACL degree should fill out an Application for Change of Status. For more information on either of these procedures, please click here.

Need assistance? We can help!

If you are thinking about transferring into the online MACM or MACL program and have questions, please contact a Student Care Team Member at onlineprograms@gordonconwell.edu or call (855) 211-2474.

Special Partnership Students (IV, YL, SIM, Salvation Army)

In an effort to support various ministry organizations, Gordon-Conwell has established relationships which include abbreviated application procedures. Gordon-Conwell is glad to partner with these organizations and provide opportunity for individuals within these groups to compliment, enhance and further their ministry. Staff, missionaries and ministers of these organizations are invited to apply to Gordon-Conwell through an abbreviated process.

Full-time staff members and missionaries must submit an application, with autobiography. You only need to answer question #1 of the Personal Statement—vocational goal and how you expect this degree to help in your ministry. Transcripts are also required. Instead of the three recommendations, you will only need to provide a letter from your supervisor confirming your eligibility as a staff member. On the online application, please make sure to follow the instructions on the Special Instructions PDF on the left-hand side.

In summary, staff from special partnership organizations should complete the following:

  • Application
  • Autobiography
  • Personal Statement, Question #1
  • Transcripts are required.
  • A letter from your ministry organization which confirms you as a staff member.

Need assistance? We can help!

If you are thinking about transferring into the online MACM or MACL program and have questions, please contact a Student Care Team Member at onlineprograms@gordonconwell.edu or call (855) 211-2474.

Auditors

All auditors are restricted to non-participating member status in classes. In other words, auditors may not participate in class discussion (except as authorized by the instructor according to the terms included in the course syllabus), nor submit written work, nor sit for exams for the purpose of receiving an evaluation. Limited courses are not available to auditors except by written permission from the professor and the Registration Office. Some courses may not be audited.

Current students may officially audit courses by paying the current audit fee and student services fee, and by receiving approval from the Registration Office. Individuals not enrolled in a degree program and wishing to enroll as official auditors must complete a formal application with the Admissions Office.

For auditor applications, transcripts are not required, and only one pastoral recommendation is needed. In a separate document, please indicate which courses you desire to audit, why, and how you will benefit from them. 

Official audits will be recorded on transcripts. Students must attend at least 75% of the class meetings in order to receive a grade of `AU' on their transcripts indicating that they satisfactorily audited the course. Auditors will be responsible for verifying their attendance by submitting a written statement to the professor stating that they did attend at least 75% of the class meetings. 

In summary, an auditor should complete the following:

  • Full Application
  • Transcripts are not required.
  • One pastoral recommendation is required.
  • In a separate document, please indicate which courses you desire to audit, why, and how you will benefit from them.

Need assistance? We can help!

If you are thinking about transferring into the online MACM or MACL program and have questions, please contact a Student Care Team Member at onlineprograms@gordonconwell.edu or call (855) 211-2474.