Admission Requirements

Individuals interested to apply for admission should request a set of application forms from the seminary by contacting the registrar or download it from our webpage. Application forms and admission information can be sent to the applicant through mail upon request. Applicants will be evaluated for admission when their file is complete. Only applicant who has completed all the admission requirements will be allowed to enroll in the Seminary. Falsification of admission requirements is a sufficient ground for dismissal from the Seminary. If so dismissed, no credit will be given to any of the previously taken courses in the Seminary regardless of standing.

General Conduct

To be admitted, the applicants must show evidence of commitment to church ministries; manifest gifts; have good moral character at home, in the church, and in the community; and possess academic qualifications for the desired program. Seminary students are called by God to serve Him and His people, thus it is expected that their conduct will be particularly exemplary at all times. If a student’s conduct on or off campus is found to be inconsistent with his/her Christian duty and calling, the administration reserves the right to suspend or expel him/her from the Seminary. The Student Handbook sets the guidelines for students’ conduct. Students may request counseling concerning his/her spiritual and academic programs from the Chaplain, concerned faculty and administrative staff as necessary.

Academic Credentials

Applicants for undergraduate degree programs must have completed secondary (high school) education from an accredited institution. A college degree from an accredited institution or CHED recognized college/university is required for applicants seeking to pursue a Master of Divinity degree. Applicants who graduated from Bible Institutes but who are otherwise disqualified to take the M. Div. Program may apply for the Bachelor of Theology degree. Other certificate programs are available for applicants with varying needs and academic credentials (see complete degree program offerings under the Academic Information).

Admission Procedures

Application for admission is made by completing the application forms and requirements and submitting or mailing it to the Office of the Registrar with an application fee. Since the application fee is applied toward the cost of the processing of the application, it is not refundable.

All applicants must submit the following:

  1. PTSCAS application Packets (Application form, 3 Character References, Church Recommendation, Financial Statement by sponsor, Biographical Information concerning Christian life and service, and Medical Report).
  2. Transcript of Records/High School Card from the previous school and/or university last attended or from which the applicant earned a degree.
  3. Original Copy of Birth Certificate (NSO).
  4. Certificate of Good Moral Character.
  5. Certificate of Transfer (for transferees)
  6. Baptismal Certificate (at least two years of Christian experience is required after baptismal for M. Div., M.A., B. Th. Applicants, and one year for B.A., B.S.C. Ed., B.E.Ed., B.C.M. applicants.
  7. Marriage Certificate (if married).
  8. Two 2”x2” and two 1”x1” recent pictures.

Credentials submitted to PTSCAS by applicants for admission become the property of the Seminary and will not be returned to the applicant. Applicants will be notified of the status of their admission as soon as possible after submission of requirements to the Office of the Registrar. Upon enrollment, all students are asked to sign a contract stipulating the following pledge:

“I hereby pledge that I have read and understood the policies and guidelines for students of the Presbyterian Theological Seminary and thus agree to abide by and comply with all the rules and regulations laid down.”

Refusal to sign this contract shall be sufficient ground for denial of admission.

International Students

Foreign students must be proficient in written and spoken English. Proof of English proficiency is required (certification from previous school or TOFEL result.) Foreign students should secure the appropriate visa to cover their length of stay in the Philippines.