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School of Theology and Ministry

Non-Degree Admission Requirements

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Most supporting materials must be submitted electronically when you file your application.  For supporting material sent by mail, please use the following address:

Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
Data Processing Center
P.O. Box 270
Randolph, MA  02368-0270

For applicants using FedEx or UPS, please use this address:

Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
9 Lake Street
Brighton, MA 02135-3841

deadlines

Applications for non-degree applications will be considered until the start of each semester.  However, applicants are encouraged to apply earlier for registration and planning purposes.


Spring 2014 (January 2014 start date)

•  First date of classes:  Monday, January 13, 2014

Summer 2014
•  Online class begins: Monday, May 19, 2014
•  Summer Institute (on-campus) begins: Monday, June 23, 2014
•  Post-Master's Certificate in Spiritual Formation: Monday, July 7, 2014
•  Academic Certificate Programs: Monday, June 23, 2014

Fall 2014
•  First date of classes: Tuesday, September 2, 2014


application requirements

Academic Certificates and
Post-Master's Certificate in Spiritual Formation Applicants

Application Form
The application to the STM must be completed online.  In addition to demographic and academic information, applicants must electronically submit their Personal Statement, Resume, and Writing Sample (if applicable) at the time they submit their application forms.

Once an application has been submitted, an email with your Boston College credentials (your Eagle ID and BC username) will be sent for the purpose of checking the status of an application.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials as soon as possible and before the posted deadlines.

begin the application here »


Application Fee

A non-refundable fee of $75 is required for every degree and non-degree application submitted.  Applicants have two payments options:

  • Pay by credit or debit card via the web; You should pay the fee at the same time you submit the Application.  To pay the fee online at a later date, you must log into the Agora Portal using your BC Username and password.
  • Pay by check or money order made payable to Boston College, via regular mail.  Please include your check with a copy of your confirmation page and include your name and intended degree program.

Please note: The application fee cannot be refunded for any reason. If you qualify for a fee waiver, you should not pay the fee when you submit the application form. Fee waivers are granted to the following applicants: Jesuits, current JVC members, and current STM students. Email the admissions office to request a waiver.

Official transcripts
One copy of each transcript from all colleges, universities, seminaries, or theological schools that you have attended. If your college or university will send official transcripts electronically, they can be emailed to stmadm@bc.edu.  Otherwise, transcripts must be mailed and be contained in a sealed, signed envelope.  If the official transcript is not English, a translation should be provided with the official document.

1 Letter of recommendation
Applicants are required to submit one recommendation using the online application system.  A recommender should be familiar with the applicant’s academic competence. 

Please be sure that recommenders are aware of the application deadlines and online process, and choose them carefully to ensure that they can write on your behalf in a timely manner.  We are unable to facilitate changing recommenders once you have entered them in the recommendations section of your application.  Additionally, you will have the opportunity to send reminder emails to your recommenders via the recommendations section of the Application.

Personal statement
Submit a personal statement of approximately 1,000 words (approximately three to four typewritten, double-spaced pages) addressing the following themes:

  • The professional and personal development that motivates you to apply for this particular program at this time.  Include a sketch of your experience in ministry and/or religious education, any other relevant professional and volunteer experience, as well as your educational background and interests.
  • Your future ministerial hopes and expectations, and how you see this program helping you to achieve those goals.
  • Have you had an experience of spiritual direction?  How would you describe the value of that experience?
  • How do you understand spirituality?

Resume or curriculum vitae
The resume must be uploaded as part of the Application.

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Special Students, Auditors, and Ministers-in-Vicinity

Application Form
The application to the STM must be completed online.  In addition to demographic and academic information, applicants must electronically submit their Personal Statement, Resume, and Writing Sample (if applicable) at the time they submit their application forms.

Once an application has been submitted, an email with your Boston College credentials (your Eagle ID and BC username) will be sent for the purpose of checking the status of an application.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials as soon as possible and before the posted deadlines.

begin the application here »


Application Fee

A non-refundable fee of $75 is required for every degree and non-degree application submitted.  Applicants have two payments options:

  • Pay by credit or debit card via the web; You should pay the fee at the same time you submit the Application.  To pay the fee online at a later date, you must log into the Agora Portal using your BC Username and password.
  • Pay by check or money order made payable to Boston College, via regular mail.  Please include your check with a copy of your confirmation page and include your name and intended degree program.

Official transcripts
One copy of each transcript from all colleges, universities, seminaries, or theological schools that you have attended. If your college or university will send official transcripts electronically, they can be emailed to stmadm@bc.edu.  Otherwise, transcripts must be mailed and be contained in a sealed, signed envelope.  If the official transcript is not English, a translation should be provided with the official document.

Personal statement
Submit a personal statement of approximately 250-500 words (approximately one to two typewritten, double-spaced pages).  This essay should highlight your interest in taking a class at the STM.

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Supervised Practicum in Spiritual Direction

Application Form
The application to the STM must be completed online.  In addition to demographic and academic information, applicants must electronically submit their Personal Statement, Resume, and Writing Sample (if applicable) at the time they submit their application forms.

Once an application has been submitted, an email with your Boston College credentials (your Eagle ID and BC username) will be sent for the purpose of checking the status of an application.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials as soon as possible and before the posted deadlines.

begin the application here »


Application Fee

A non-refundable fee of $75 is required for every degree and non-degree application submitted.  Applicants have two payments options:

  • Pay by credit or debit card via the web; You should pay the fee at the same time you submit the Application.  To pay the fee online at a later date, you must log into the Agora Portal using your BC Username and password.
  • Pay by check or money order made payable to Boston College, via regular mail.  Please include your check with a copy of your confirmation page and include your name and intended degree program.

Official transcripts
One copy of each transcript from all colleges, universities, seminaries, or theological schools that you have attended. If your college or university will send official transcripts electronically, they can be emailed to stmadm@bc.edu.  Otherwise, transcripts must be mailed and be contained in a sealed, signed envelope.  If the official transcript is not English, a translation should be provided with the official document.

Personal statement
Submit a personal statement of approximately 250-500 words (approximately one to two typewritten, double-spaced pages).  This essay should highlight your interest in doing a practicum in spiritual direction.

Interview with Jesuit Collaborative
Applicants should contact (617) 607-2800.

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Summer Institute
Students interested in just taking courses (not enrolling in a degree or certificate program) during the summer need only to register on this page (available in April 2014) when registration begins. Typically, registration is in early April.  You do not need to fill out the formal STM Application.