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Application Process

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Your BC STM journey starts here.

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. The STM reviews each application for academic excellence, ministerial experience, and potential for leadership.  To get started, please take a moment to review this "how to apply" section of our website.


Admission Deadlines

Fall 2018
We are still receiving applications for all programs (except the Ph.D. in theology and education).

We encourage our M.Div., M.A., and M.T.S. applicants to apply as soon as possible, so that we can set up an interview with you, and, so that, if admitted, you will be eligible for the greatest number of financial aid opportunities. We will begin our review process February 1, 2018, and we recommend you begin your application as soon as you can so that we can include your application in our review!

We ask all applicants to get started by submitting the application form, personal statement, and resume - you do not need to wait until you have gathered all of your supporting materials to submit these three pieces of the application.  

*If you are applying to a dual-degree program, please make sure you submit your application to the other BC graduate school as soon as possible. Their deadlines may be different from the STM application deadlines.

Non-Degree Deadline:  We allow applications for non-degree status to be submitted until the beginning of the semester.

Summer at STM

Hybrid M.A. Program: June 1, 2018
Post-Master's Certificate in Spiritual Formation: July 1, 2018
Non-degree and auditors:  Applications can be submitted until the beginning of the specific course you'd like to take

Checking the Status of Your Application

In order to check the status of your application, you must log into the Agora Portal using BC credentials (a username and password usually e-mailed within 48 hours of submitting the application).  Once you log into the portal, you can check the status of your application by selecting the appropriate menu tab.  If you have not received BC credentials or experience technical problems accessing the Web Status Check, please contact the Admissions Office. Upon logging in for the first time, you will be prompted to change your password. Please write down this password for future reference. Once you enroll at Boston College, your BC Credentials will remain the same as they are during the application process.