Application Process

Applications are accepted no earlier than one year in advance of the expected date of matriculation and must be completed at least one month prior to the beginning of the term for which admission is sought. Please note that the deadline for financial aid application is different from the application for admission deadline (see Financial Aid for details).

Applications will be considered for action when the following items have been received:

  1. Jacksonville application form (.pdf) or Online Application
  2. Three written recommendations forms (choose either format below):
  3. Church Endorsement (optional)
  4. Official transcripts sent directly from all colleges and other institutions of higher education attended.
  5. Application filing fee of $50 (U.S.).
    Mail to:
    Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
    Office of Admission
    7235 Bonneval Rd.
    Jacksonville, FL 32256

Official Transcript

Prior to a student’s first registration at Gordon-Conwell, an official copy of the final transcript showing college degree and date issued must be on file in the admissions office. Copies issued to the student do not constitute an “official transcript.” No student may register unless an official transcript has been received.

Application Deadline

The normal deadline for submitting an application is August 1 for fall matriculation and January 1 for spring matriculation. Persons who decide to apply after those dates must call the admissions office to ascertain whether applications are still being accepted.


An orientation program for new students is scheduled for the beginning of fall semester and the beginning of spring semester. The orientation program includes a basic introduction to the spiritual, academic, social and pastoral dimensions of the seminary program. Spouses are encouraged to attend any of the discussion sessions.

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