Personal Visits

What is a Personal Visit?

A personal visit is a unique campus visit for prospective students which includes a personalized schedule tailored to your unique availability, interests, and questions.

Sit In On Classes

Sit in on live lectures from our team of committed pastor-scholars, and get to experience what life as a student looks like.

Tour Campus & Housing

A representative from our Admissions team will show you around our Main Campus and residential Housing Village.

Experience Student Life

Plan your visit on a Tuesday or Thursday morning and get a taste of the spiritual formation that uniquely characterizes our in-person, face-to-face educational model.

Meet Our Faculty & Staff

During your visit, you’ll have the opportunity to speak with an Admissions representative one-on-one about life at WSC. While you’re here, one of our staff or faculty members will treat you to a meal!

Personal Visit Details

When to Visit

Personal visits may be scheduled on any weekday during WSC business hours (8 am–4:30 pm), but we recommend that you come between Tuesday–Friday during one of our academic terms (Sept–May). When you contact us, we might recommend a day based on that semester’s course schedule and your program of interest. During the summer and on breaks there are no classes, but you’ll still be able to take a tour, meet with an Admissions representative, and enjoy a personal meal with a staff or faculty member.

 

Schedule a Personal Visit Today!

Fill out the Schedule a WSC Personal Visit form and we’ll be in touch about the details of your personal visit.  Have questions about your visit? Contact our Admissions Department at admissions@wscal.edu or (888)480-8474.

 

Prospective Student Travel Grant

At WSC, we think that an in-person visit is the best way for you to experience our campus, classes, and community firsthand.  So we offer a limited number of $400 travel grants to prospective students to help cover the cost of your travel expenses to and from our campus in sunny Southern California.

These funds can be applied to one of our Seminary for a Day events, or to a personal visit which can be scheduled at any time. We would be happy to reimburse you up to $400 for a variety of travel expenses including airfare, car rental, or gas.

Contact our admissions team today to learn more about travel grant eligibility!

 

Lodging

Depending on current availability, we can arrange for prospective students to stay with current students, faculty, or local church members for free for up to two nights.  Staying with members of the seminary community gives you an even better glimpse into life at WSC. Please email us at admissions@wscal.edu if you are interested in staying with a member of our community.  There are also a number of nice hotels near campus that we are happy to recommend.

Transportation

If you plan to travel by plane, we recommend that you fly into the San Diego airport (SAN) and rent a car for the duration of your trip, especially if you want to explore beautiful Southern California while you’re here. If you just need rides back and forth from San Diego airport to campus, we would be happy to arrange for a member of the seminary community to do that for free.

 

Location

The seminary’s address is 1725 Bear Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92027. The Office of Admissions is located in the Front Office. When you arrive to campus (from Boyle), stay to the right and you will find the seminary’s main gate. Use the callbox on your left to contact our Front Office Assistance (use the number for “Guests/Deliveries”).  You will receive more specific arrival instructions via email prior to your visit.  More information about our Southern California location can be found here.