Application Procedures and Requirements | Knox Theological Seminary

Application Requirements

Knox encourages all interested prospective students to apply for admission to one of its programs of study. Admission to a program is based on a range of factors, including the applicant’s possession of intellectual skills, personal and spiritual maturity, and desire to serve God and others.

Admission into a Knox degree program requires a range of factors, including the applicant’s possession of intellectual skills, personal and spiritual maturity, and an expressed desire to serve God and others. In addition to solid academic references that indicate strong ability to engage and succeed in graduate education, applicants should have a baccalaureate degree from an institution of higher education accredited by a U.S. agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, or approved by a Canadian provincial quality assurance agency, or the demonstrated educational equivalent of an accredited or approved North American baccalaureate degree. Applicants should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must also provide official transcripts sent directly from each post-high school institution where one or more courses were taken for credit. Exceptions to the GPA requirement may occur when the applicant’s other credentials indicate a clear potential to complete the requirements of the degree program. Therefore all interested students, regardless of GPA, are encouraged to inquire with the Admissions Office.

Qualified applicants who have received an unaccredited bachelor’s degree, or whose college GPA is below 2.75, are granted provisional admission with an academic review by the completion of a minimum of 12 credits to determine if the applicant should be granted full admission to continue in the degree program.

Applicants for admission to the Doctor of Ministry program should refer to the Doctor of Ministry page on the website.

    Application Procedures

    To apply for admission to one of the Seminary’s programs or as a Special Student, the prospective student should do the following:

    • Complete our online application with a $100 non-refundable application fee and a personal testimony.
    • Distribute reference forms to be completed and mailed directly to the Admissions Office.
    • Arrange for official transcripts from all undergraduate and/or previous graduate schools—even if no program was completed and even if the credits appear as transfer credit on another transcript—to be sent directly from the institution to the Admissions Office.

    Applications will not be considered until they are complete, including all records, recommendations, and payment of the application fee.