Hints for Completing Your Application

  • Select the appropriate residence and/or citizenship country code using the Search button: click the button and select your country code from the list. It will be entered automatically in the application.
  • Check your application carefully before sending it!
  • While completing the program application, you will be asked to upload the following:
    • A recent photo
    • Spiritual autobiography - In two to five pages, write a brief spiritual autobiography.  This should contain information about your family of origin, early childhood, adolescence, and adult experiences and relationships that have impacted your spiritual formation, current theological and doctrinal views.  This is an integral part of the application and is evaluated with great care by the admissions committee.
    • Book reviews -  A paragraph each about a few books that have influenced your life, especially your thinking and living the Christian life.
  • Other documents you will need to request and have mailed to complete your application file:
    • Transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate academic courses and degrees from each higher education institution you have attended.
    • Statement of Church Membership.  A brief letter on church letterhead stating that you are a member in good standing with this body of believers.  This letter should be signed by your pastor, council clerk or secretary.
    • Letters of Recommendations (4) A link for the form is located within the application form along with instructions.  As you consider who you will ask, consider the following recommendations:
      • A current ministry leader who knows you well 
      • Someone with whom you have served in ministry
      • A professor or work supervisor 
      • A friend

 If you have additional questions regarding the application, please email or call:

                 admissions@westernsem.edu or call 616.392.8555 ext. 189.



616.392.8555 or 800.392.8554
Important Dates:

Fall Semester (starts late August) Apply by:

    • Jan. 1 - Application fee waived for M.Div.  Applications
    • April 1 - Fee $50 to apply. Receive full consideration for scholarships.
    • May 30 - Fee $50 to apply + include $250 confirmation fee. Limited scholarships.
    • July 1 - Fee $50 to apply + include $250 confirmation fee. No scholarships awarded, only loan.
    • After July 1 - No admission. Apply for Spring.

Spring Semester (starts mid January) Apply by:

    • Nov. 1 - Fee $50. Receive full consideration for scholarships.
    • Nov. 30 - Fee $50 to apply + include $250 confirmation fee. Limited scholarships.
    • After Nov. 30 - No admission. Apply for Fall.




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