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Online Degree Application
Please read through this application form and gather the materials you need to complete it. It is also recommended that you draft your autobiographical statement before completing this form. On submitting this form you will be taken to a payment form where you can pay your $75 registration fee.
Asterisked (*) fields on the application form are required.
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Personal Information
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Will you be seeking financial aid?
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Are you interested in Work Study?
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Will you require on-campus housing?
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What other schools have you applied to?
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If you are not a U.S. citizen, briefly explain status.
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Have you ever applied to General before?
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Are you interested in speaking with a GTS alum?
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Denomination
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Are you seeking ordination?
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If the following questions do not apply, please skip to the next section and/or contact: admissions@gts.edu
Your Diocese
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Your Bishop
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Your Parish
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Your Rector
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Do you have your bishop's consent to attend this seminary?
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Are you a postulant?
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Are you a candidate?
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Optional Items(The following items are optional. This information is used only for the purposes of statistical analysis and is not considered in the admission process.)
Are you Hispanic or Latino/a?
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Ethnicity
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Do you have a formally diagnosed learning disability for which you will need special accommodation in your academic program?
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Education and Personal Activities

Note: GTS requires a Bachelor's degree to enroll in any degree program. Applicants must hold at least the M.Div. or M.A. to enroll in the STM program.
Degrees Received
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Employment History
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Autobiographical Statement:

In the space provided please include a brief (1500 word) autobiographical statement. You should include the people, events, and books which have influenced you, your thoughts about God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, your attitude toward the Church and its ministry, any special interests or hobbies you have, why you consider General to be a good match for your theological education, and what influenced you to apply to General.

For applicants to any program in Spiritual Direction, please focus on why you feel called to the study of S.D and how you anticpate using this formation in your life of faith and ministry.
Autobiographical Statement:
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MA applicants should include a brief (500 word) statement of purpose indicating their hopes the study of S.D and how you anticpate using this formation in your life of faith and ministry.
MA Statement:
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Letters of Recommendation Please list the names and email addresses of the four individuals writing your letters of recommendation. The admissions department will contact them directly. Include your rector/pastor or another clergy person who knows you well, and a recent academic reference, if possible. The respondents will submit their letters directly to the Admissions department. If you have not waived the right to access these letters, they will be provided to you upon acceptance.
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Affirmation:
My submission of this application attests that all the information contained in my application is factually correct and honestly presented.

Endorsement:
In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, you may waive your right to inspect the recommendations submitted on your behalf. Should you decide not to waive the right, you will have access to the recommendations only if you enroll at General Seminary. I hereby waive my right of access to all recommendations.
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