Apply to Charlotte

Please use the links provided below to begin your application process. Please make sure to read important information below concerning application deadlines.

Check the deadlines to apply!

If you have previously submitted an application to any campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, please contact Charlotte Admissions for instructions to re-open your application. We already have a record created for you, and will guide you through the process of re-applying.

Important information for Master of Arts in Christian Counseling applicants: MACC applicants may be invited for a second stage of interviews with counseling faculty, and should check the published interview dates to ensure continuing in the admissions process. MACC applicants will not receive an admissions decision until they have completed this second stage.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Once all materials have been received, admissions decisions are sent through email and USPS mail within two weeks.

Application Portals

Special Applicants

  • Visiting Students (Students currently enrolled at another institution who are wanting to take a course at Gordon-Conwell)
  • Current Students adding a second degree, changing degree, or transferring to the Charlotte campus from another campus


Please note that, at the end of each section of the application, you will receive a confirmation email from [email protected]. You may receive further communications from that email address in order to complete additional sections of your application, so monitor your account for any information. Please check your inbox, or your junk/spam folder in case it ends up there.


Required Materials

  • Completed application, includes:
    • application form
    • essay upload
    • recommendations, from: Pastor or Church Official with Church Endorsement; Friend or Associate; Former Professor or Professional Colleague (references should be individuals whom you have known for at least one year, and who are not related to you.)
    • Church Endorsement (pastoral reference will have an opportunity to provide church endorsement when completing pastoral recommendation).
  • Official transcripts sent directly from all colleges and institutions of higher education attended.
    • Please note: The seminary requires a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a recognized accrediting agency.  All programs require a minimum 2.5 gpa with the exception of the M.A. (Christian Counseling), which requires a minimum 3.0 gpa.
    • Official transcripts must be sent directly to Gordon-Conwell, or hand-delivered in a sealed envelope. Copies and opened transcripts are not considered official.
    • Transcripts may be sent by any means your college(s) uses for transmitting official transcripts; official electronic transcripts are accepted.
      • Gordon-Conwell is a partner school of SCRIP-SAFE. If your college uses this service for transmitting electronic transcripts, search for and have the transcripts sent to “Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Charlotte Campus Graduate Admission”.
    • We do need transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, even if the classes were transferred to another school and are reflected on their transcripts.
  • International Students Online: TOEFL score. Gordon-Conwell requires a TOEFL score of 90 or better (IBT). We also accept IELTS scores of 6.5 or higher.


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