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For Admissions related inquiries, please contact the Registrar :

General Application Procedure 

Students interested in attending APTS courses should fill out the required application form.  The admissions committee will consider a student's application only after the Registrar has received all of the following items:

  1. Completed application form with non-refundable and application fee. 
  2. A 500 to 600-word essay in the applicant's own words, which includes his/her ministry experience, vision for ministry, and how the APTS program would help fulfill this vision. 
  3. Official transcripts sent directly to APTS from all Bible schools and/or universities attended.
  4. Five character references including one from the national leadership of the student's denomination for those who are credentialed ministers. 
  5. If married, a photocopy of marriage certificate (resident students only). 
  6. Completed medical form (resident students only). 
  7. Two 5 cm. x 5 cm. (2" x 2") photos of the applicant.

Note: The TOEFL or an English language proficiency-screening exam supplied by APTS shall be taken by each applicant in his/her own country. Successful applicants are required to retake the test at APTS during on-campus registration.

Complete requirements for admission should be received 45 days before the beginning of the term; submission after this deadline will incur a late fee.



Post Graduate Application Procedures:
The program committee will make a decision on an application when the following items have been received:

  1. Official application form 
  2. Brief essay answering questions about personal orientation, vocational objectives, and an assessment of strengths and weaknesses 
  3. A brief autobiography 
  4. Official transcripts sent directly from all colleges, seminaries, and other institutions of higher education attended 
  5. Three recommendations: former professor, local church pastor, applicant's organizational leader
  6. A health certificate indicating that the applicant is physically fit to pursue doctoral studies 
  7. A non-refundable application fee of $30