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Application Process

Application Process

Interested in learning more? Contact us today using our admissions inquiry form!

Apply before February 6 to receive priority consideration for Fall 2024 on-campus housing and financial aid!

As easy as 1-2-3!

1. ApplY for Admission

You will first submit a short form via our website to begin your online application.  After submitting the initial form, you will be redirected to a secure page where you can begin the full application.  Your responses will be saved automatically and you will also receive an email with the link to your application so that you can come back later to finish it if needed. If you lose access to your application please email us at

M.Div./m.A. application 

2. APPLY FOR Financial Aid

For Winter/Spring 2024 applicants, click here to download the 2023-24 WSC Application for Financial Aid. For Summer/Fall 2024 applicants, our Admissions Counselors will email you the 2024-25 WSC Application for Financial Aid once you're admitted.

3. APPLY FOR On-campus housinG

Learn more about on-campus housing in the Westminster Village here!  You can begin the Housing Application here; our Admissions Counselors will also email it to you once you are admitted.


Apply now for SPRING or Fall 2024!


Admissions Timeline

Winter/Spring 2024 Applicants

Aug-Dec Recommended submission of Application for Admission

Applications for Admissions, Financial Aid and FAFSA, and Housing reviewed on a rolling basis

Dec 15 New Student Registration & Enrollment Deposit due for Winter 2024
Jan 9 Winter Term classes begin
Jan 15
Feb 12
New Student Registration & Enrollment Deposit due for Spring 2024 / English Bible Exam for New Winter/Spring Students
New Student Orientation for Winter/Spring 2024
Feb 13 Spring Semester classes begin

summer/fall 2024 Applicants

Sep-May Recommended submission of Application for Admission 

Priority Review Window Deadlines for Fall 2024  Financial Aid & Housing
(WSC Application for Financial Aid and Housing Application)
Nov 7 – Early Action
Feb 6 – Priority I
Mar 12 – Priority II
Apr 16 – Priority III
May 1 – Rolling review begins; applications reviewed as they are received
May-Aug Applications for Admission, Financial Aid and Housing reviewed on a rolling basis
May-Sep Federal Loan applications can be completed for Fall 2024
Jul 1  New Student Registration & Enrollment Deposit due for Summer/Fall 2024
Jul 22 Summer Greek Welcome & Greek Placement Exam
Jul 23 Summer Greek Intensive Course (Greek 1) begins
Sep 3-4 New Student Orientation for all incoming students
Sep 5

Fall Semester classes begin

Priority Review Windows for Financial Aid & Housing

In order to support admitted students in their transition to seminary studies, WSC has four Priority Review Windows for Financial Aid and Housing. These windows offer admitted students the opportunity to receive a financial aid offer and housing placement in a predictable and timely manner. Only admitted students can be reviewed for on-campus housing or financial aid. In order to be considered in one of the four Priority Review Windows, admitted students must submit the WSC Financial Aid Application and the WSC Housing Application by the appropriate deadline, as indicated below. Note that these windows concern housing and financial aid; they are not deadlines for admission to WSC. An Application for Admission to WSC may be submitted at any time up until the first day of classes in the desired term of enrollment. For the full schedule of our priority review windows, see p. 45-46 of the Academic Catalogue.

Apply before February 6 to meet the Priority I priority review deadline for Fall 2024 Housing & Financial Aid!

Application Notes & FAQ's

General Admissions Requirements:

Applications for admission to Westminster Seminary California’s academic programs are evaluated on the basis of the applicant’s academic preparation and potential for successful completion of program requirements. Admission to WSC as a student generally requires the following:

  • The successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) at an accredited institution of higher learning
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.7
  • Satisfactory completion of all application requirements, including:
    • Online Application
    • Academic & Ecclesiastical References
    • Official Transcripts
  • (International Students Only) Sufficient evidence of English language proficiency evidenced by a minimum score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 

Is there an application deadline?

WSC accepts applications for admission up to the start date for each term, so you can always apply to WSC.

Applicants who would like to receive priority review for our on-campus housing and financial aid should plan to apply for admissions 2-3 weeks prior to the next Priority Review Window deadline in order to ensure timely review of their application for admission.  Learn more about the Priority Review windows in the Financial Aid section of our Academic Catalogue

What if I can't get an Ecclesiastical or Academic Reference?

For additional information regarding appropriate academic and ecclesiastical references, see our Academic Catalogue or contact the Admissions Office for more information.

What if I went to an unaccredited undergraduate institution?

Graduates of Unaccredited Institutions: Read additional application requirements >>

What if I don't have a Bachelor's degree?

M.Div. Applicants without a B.A./B.S.: Read more about Special Student status >>

Can I Apply now if I'm still completing my bachelor's degree?

Yes, your application can still be reviewed for admission if an in-process transcript is supplied. Admission granted is on a conditional basis contingent upon receipt of the applicant’s final transcript.

Are there any additional application requirements?

The Admissions Committee may require an applicant to meet with a representative of the Seminary for a personal interview or to take the Graduate Record Examination General Test, which is administered at various centers throughout the U.S. and the world. More information on the GRE is available at

When will I be notified of my Admission Status?

Application files will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee within two weeks of their completion, at which point WSC will notify the applicant of the decision regarding admission initially by email and then by postal mail.

What if I want to defer my enrollment to another semester?

Enrollment may be deferred for admitted students for up to one additional academic year beyond the year noted on the student's acceptance letter without being required to reapply for admission. To request enrollment deferral, a student should contact the admissions staff who notified them of their admittance.