Application Process

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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:

August (Fall Semester)
February (Spring Semester)
June (Summer Term)

Students joining in any of the above terms will be able to opt for the two-year degree completion track for the MABS degree.

Completing the Printed Application Form
Please complete the application form, answering essay questions on separate pages (typed). These 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. Enclose the appropriate application fee and a recent photograph.

Online Application
As an alternative to the printed application, you can apply online.  You will request an RTS ID that will permit you to manage your application process online (see the link to the online application to request your RTS ID).  With your RTS ID, you can stop at any point during the process and save what you’ve entered so that you can come back to the application later.  You will be able to upload your picture, pay the application fee, fill out the essays and addendums, and even send your references electronically.
-To access the online application, click here.

Reformed Theological Seminary requires references from a former professor, your pastor, and a friend. Please give the appropriate reference form and a return envelope to those from whom you are requesting references.  References should be mailed directly to the Admissions office by the persons completing the forms unless you are completing the online application where references can be submitted electroncially.

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.
For more information on these or other admissions requirements, please refer to the Application Procedure Guide or contact Matt Stahl (

Application Checklist
Before submitting your Application to RTS, ensure you have included all of the appropriate transcripts and references.

Sent by Applicant:
• Application Form
• Appropriate Application Fee
• Statement of Faith
• Recent Photo

Sent by Others:
• Pastoral Reference
• Academic Reference
• General Reference 

If not submitting online
return all application forms to...

Reformed Theological Seminary Houston
c/o Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church
8300 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77024-1902
Campus: (832) 377-1675
Fax: (713) 526-4833
After You Apply
Applications are received by the Admissions office throughout the year.  However, entry into programs of the seminary normally occurs in August (Fall Semester), January (Winter Term), February (Spring Semester), and June (Summer Term).

Financial Aid
An Application for Financial Aid may be submitted following receipt of a letter of admission.  Contact the Admissions office regarding the financial aid application deadline for the semester in which you wish to enroll. To apply, submit the financial aid form for your selected campus.

Thanks again for considering RTS for your theological education.


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