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Forms are available HERE. Inquiries should be sent to the Office of Admissions, Unification Theological Seminary, 30 Seminary Drive, Barrytown, NY 12507, or to Office of Admissions, 4 West 43rd Street., NYC, NY 10036,
Applicants must submit the following:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, or its recognized equivalent. (Exceptions may be made, particularly for students who graduated from foreign post‑secondary institutions but who do not have the equivalent of the U.S. Bachelor's degree.)
A completed application form, including intended degree program, campus, signature and date.
Official transcripts from all colleges, universities, or seminaries attended. Official transcripts have the official college seal and signature, and must be mailed directly to the UTS Admissions Office from the issuing institution. If the original transcript is in a language other than English, the applicant must also submit the English translation.
Two recommendation letters, one from the applicant's pastor or church elder.
TOEFL score (for non‑native English speakers).
Two passport-size photographs
Determining English Proficiency
Applicants whose native language is other than English are required to take the TOEFL and a Writing Test. A minimum score of 550 is required for full admission to the UTS program. Students whose TOEFL score is between 450 and 550 and/or who are deficient in Writing skills are admitted with a requirement to take ESL courses and a reduced seminary course load. The UTS TOEFL institution code is #2941.
International students who have successfully completed four years of an undergraduate program in the U.S. may waive the TOEFL entrance examination on the condition that they:
Submit an undergraduate transcript with either courses in Writing or courses that reflect English competence.
Take the Writing test, to determine if they need further writing instruction.
Graduates of level 12 at the University of Bridgeport’s English Language Institute (ELI), upon presenting their UB diploma, are exempted from the TOEFL test and are placed directly into ESL Advanced. This equivalency is lost after one year has passed following graduation from the ELI.
Notification of Acceptance
Applications to the Seminary are reviewed by the Admissions Committee and the President. The Admissions Office notifies each applicant in writing regarding the decision made on his/her application.