These requirements are common to all of the programs, except the Th.D., Certificate, and General Learner study. Some programs have additional requirements as specified under "Additional Requirements".
1. Submission of application by the appropriate deadline (see Admissions Deadlines).
2. Non-refundable application fee of $75 by check or credit card.
3. The degree of Bachelor of Arts or its equivalent.
4. Completion and submission of the standard application form.
5. An autobiographical statement.
6. Transcripts of all academic work beyond the secondary school level; transcripts must be in English, or with English translation attached.
7. For all international students (from countries where English is not the primary language), evidence of a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
8. Four letters of recommendation--one of them from the applicant's parish priest or pastor (if applicable)--each with the author's signature across the envelope's unbroken seal. Certificate applicants will submit two letters of reference.
9. Personal interviews at the Seminary, before which a completed application must be submitted to the Admissions office. A telephone or Skype interview may be substituted when the applicant is outside the USA or unable to travel to New York City.
10. Evidence of immunization. If registered for six credits or more, students are required by New York State Law to be immunized against measles, mumps, and rubella. The law applies to all students born on or after January 1, 1957. Students born outside the United States before 1957 must present written proof of immunization. Students must provide written proof of immunization within 30 days of the start of classes. Immunization record forms may be obtained from the Registrar.
11. Evidence of Citizenship. U.S. citizens: submit a copy of your social security card, a copy of the label from your tax return or a copy of your valid passport showing the passport number. Non-citizens (only): submit a copy of your valid passport showing the passport number.
12. An individual whose application has not been accepted may not, for the space of two years, a) reapply, or b) study on a non-degree basis, unless otherwise stated in the letter of non-acceptance.