An Episcopal Center for Learning & Discipleship


Apply to the D.Min. in Congregational Development

Priority Deadline: January 15 (application fee waived until this date)

Final Deadline: April 1 (for the following June)

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Receipt of the completed admission application, including references and transcripts by the priority deadline date gives the applicant priority for admissions.

 Before the Admissions Committee begins to act on your application, the following items are required:

1. Part I of the application form, completed, together with a payment for $50.00. Please return Part I as soon as possible so that the processing of your application may begin immediately.

2. Your essays-- Part II of the application form.

3. Official transcripts of all academic work after high school. (Please do not send a student copy.) If you are currently in school, have a current transcript sent now and a final transcript following the conclusion of your studies. These should be sent by the institutions concerned to:

Susan Quigley
Bexley Seabury
1407 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637-2902

Note: in cases where transfer credit was accepted by a previous school, please request a transcript from the school where the courses were originally taken.

4. Three or four letters of reference as specified on Part I of the application (forms must be sent by the applicant to those providing a reference).

Reference requirements: your references must include someone who supervises, or has supervised your work; a peer; and someone with whom you minister and/or supervise. You may also send a reference from a faculty member (optional).

Note that the waiver statement on the application and on each reference form requires your signature and an indication that you either "waive" or "do not waive" the right of access under provisions of the “Family Rights and Privacy Act” of 1974.

REMINDER: Applicants are responsible for asking for and providing reference letters. Give each of your recommenders a reference request form. Recommenders sign and return the form to Bexley Seabury Theological Seminary Federation along with their reference letter (the letter should be printed on a separate page from the reference form).

5. (International Students Only) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). International students should take the TOEFL. If you have already taken the exam, arrange to have your score report sent directly to Bexley Seabury Theological Seminary. Minimum acceptable score: 570 (written), 230 (computer), 80 (Internet). If you have not taken the exam, please make arrangements to do so and record the testing date on your application.

Please visit the Educational Testing Service website at for more information on the TOEFL.

A TOEFL waiver may be requested if you are a resident of the United Kingdom or Canada.

Financial Aid: Financial aid for students in this program is available. Learn more.

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or write. We would like to be of service in any way possible. For further information, please contact:

Susan Quigley
Bexley Seabury
1407 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637-2902
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Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted for the application process.

All materials related to this application become the property of Bexley Seabury and cannot be returned or forwarded to another institution or individual.