Deciding When to Apply

Persons seeking admission should apply no earlier than one year or no later than one month before the semester they expect to enter.  All new applicants may enter at one of four times per year:

June        –     Summer Semester

August    –     Fall Semester

January   –     Winter Semester

February –     Spring Semester

Completing Your Online Application

Your application form will help you manage your application fee, your photo, your essays, and your references.  The essay questions will not only provide the Admissions Committee with important information about you as a prospective student but will also demonstrate your writing ability.

RTS requires references from your pastor and a friend.  If you are using the online application, you will manage the distribution of these electronically and the completed forms will be submitted to the seminary automatically.  If you are using the printed application, you will need to send the appropriate reference form to each reference, and then they will need to return the completed form directly to the Admissions office.

Once you have completed your essays, provided contact information for references, and included a personal photo, you can submit your application by paying the application fee.

Submitting Additional Materials

Academic Transcripts

Please request an official transcript from each college or university where you completed 6 or more semester hours (even if posted on subsequent transcripts). You should specifically request that the transcripts be sent directly to the Admissions office. Remember you must make this request.

Additional Requirements

The Admissions Committee will examine the credentials submitted to determine each applicant’s suitability for admission.  Admission may be granted on the basis of these credentials alone, or the committee may also require additional requirements.  A personal interview may be requested for applicants to any degree program in certain situations, and the GRE may be requested to demonstrate a prospective student’s academic proficiency.

For more information on these or other admissions requirements, please email us at or call us at (770) 952-8884.