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ADMISSION PROCESS

If you are considering DTS, we would love to have you visit one of our campuses. In addition to personalized visits, we also host several on-campus events throughout the year called Seminary Preview Day. These events are designed to give prospective students a good feel for what life is like at the seminary. For more information or to schedule a visit, please go to dts.edu/visit. DTS enrolls men and women who:

1. show evidence of saving faith in Christ, 2. are of proven Christian character, 3. are endowed with appropriate spiritual gifts, and 4. adhere to the following doctrines: • the authority and inerrancy of Scripture, • the Trinity, • the full deity and humanity of Christ, • the spiritual lostness of the human race, • the substitutionary atonement and bodily resurrection of Christ, • salvation by faith alone in Christ alone, and • the physical return of Christ.

As an applicant you will be evaluated on the basis of (1) your academic records, (2) the assessment of your references, (3) the extent and quality of involvement in Christian service, and (4) your apparent gifts and potential for placement in Christian ministry. The Admissions Committee will also consider compatibility of ministry goals with the applicant’s ntended seminary program of study; future ministry placement; emotional, financial, and personal stability; and issues of character, behavior, and lifestyle. Applications are evaluated on receipt of all necessary information. All new students are subject to a criminal background check. While all degree programs at DTS are coeducational, the seminary holds the position that Scripture assigns to men the roles of elder and senior pastor in the local church. Therefore the seminary programs of study are not designed to prepare women for these roles. Enrollment is based on a four-year bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, conferred by an accredited college or university. Exceptions to this requirement are necessarily limited. If approved for admission, applicants who have a weak undergraduate GPA (below 2.5 cumulative), who are graduates of unaccredited institutions, or who do not possess a completed bachelor’s degree are placed on academic probation for their first year at DTS. This probation is removed after one year of satisfactory progress toward their degree (2.0 or above GPA).

Application Procedures

Applicants for all programs, including audit-only, must make formal application through the Admissions office. Applications may be submitted by completing the online application on the seminary’s website: dts.edu/apply. You may review the status of your application at any time from your application portal. We urge applicants to apply four to eight months before the anticipated enrollment date, but no earlier than 15 months before that date. The following dates represent the Admissions office’s priority deadlines: for the fall semester, July 1; for the Winter Session/spring semester, November 1; and for Summer Session, April 1. International applicants should submit all documents no later than three months before the start of their study. (Applications, except those for international students, may be submitted after the above deadlines; however, priority will be given to applications received before the deadline.)

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2019-2020 DTS Catalog  

This 2019–2020 catalog contains degree plans, course descriptions, faculty listings, and the doctrinal statement of Dallas Theological Semin...

2019-2020 DTS Catalog  

This 2019–2020 catalog contains degree plans, course descriptions, faculty listings, and the doctrinal statement of Dallas Theological Semin...