Admissions

Admission Requirements

  • To be considered for admission, applicants must: Complete the application form, submit all related documents and a $50 application fee.
  • Complete the academic requirement
    Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)
    D.Min. applicant – have a completed M.Div. degree (Please see D.Min. program for other requirements.)
    Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
    M.Div. applicant – have a completed bachelor degree from an accredited university or college.
    Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.)
    M.T.S. applicant – have a completed bachelor degree from an accredited university or college.
    Diploma in Christian Studies (Dip.C.S.)
    Dip.C.S. applicant – have a completed bachelor degree from an accredited university or college.
    Non-Degree Study
    Non-degree applicant – have a completed bachelor degree from an accredited university or college.
    Audit Study
    Audit Applicant - have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English, or who have not studied for three years in an English speaking secondary or post-secondary institution (where English is the language of instruction and examinations are in English), must submit proof of English language proficiency by supplying their scores/results of either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Minimum scores: IELTS (Academic): 4, TOEFL (paper-based) 450 or (iBT): 47. Applicants may request to take an English assessment test provided by CCST Vancouver if necessary.
  • Submit the following documents:
    • Testimony – an article about the applicant’s personal faith journey with Jesus and vocational call.
    • References
      Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)
      D.Min. – 3 reference letters (2 pastoral references + 1 employer/ academic reference)
      Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
      M.Div. – 3 reference letters (1 home church pastoral reference + 1 pastoral reference + 1 academic/ employer reference)
      M.Div. applicants are required to submit a spousal support letter.
      Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.)
      M.T.S. - 2 reference letters (1 home church pastoral reference + 1 pastoral reference or 1 academic/ employer Reference)
      Diploma in Christian Studies (Dip.C.S.)
      Dip.C.S. – (1 home church pastoral reference or 1 pastoral reference)
  • MDiv applicants are required to complete a biblical knowledge assessment test.
  • D.Min., M.Div., and M.T.S applicants are required to have an admission interview after submitting all the required documents.

Application Process

  • The Registration Office will arrange an admission interview upon receiving all the documents listed in the above session. Applicants who are accepted will receive an admission letter shortly after the interview.
  • Admitted applicants must submit the signed offer of admission and a $300 deposit within the time stated in the admission letter in order to accept and maintain their student status. The deposit will be used as a credits towards the student’s first-semester tuition payment.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many semesters does CCST Vancouver have?
    Our academic year generally runs from September to June. We have Fall (September to December), Spring (January to April) and Summer (May to June) semesters.
  • Do you have Summer break? Can I begin in the Summer semester?
    Our Summer Semester begin in May. New students are welcome to join in any semester upon the approval of the Academic Dean. Summer break is generally from July until the end of August. Our Annual Student Retreat is held at the end of August and all students are recommended to attend.
  • I am planning to transfer from another seminary. Can I skip the application process? Can I transfer my creditss from the other seminary?
    All students from other seminary are required to go through the same process as all other applicants. In general, for creditss to be transferable, a course must be offered from an accredited seminary and must be equivalent or near to the equivalent of the CCST Vancouver program requirements. Students need to complete a “credits Transfer Request Form” and a Transfer credits Evaluation fee may be required. All credits transfer applications will be examined by our Academic Dean who will make the final decision at his/her discretion. All credits transfer applications will be examined by our Academic Dean who will make the final decision at his/her discretion for how many credits from another seminary can be accepted.
  • What is the cost of an academic credits at CCST Vancouver? What financial aid is available for students?
    Each course at CCST Vancouver is equivalent to 3 creditss. 3-credits course costs $892. CCST Vancouver has different bursaries, scholarships and discount programs for full-time students. Please refer to the Financial Assistance page.
* Application Form and other documents, please contact our registration office for an application package