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Non-Degree

Application Checklist

  1. Completed & signed application for admission.  You may complete this application online (click here to access to the online application) or you may print, fill out, and mail back the completed application to the Office of Admissions of JST.  You can request an application be mailed or emailed to you by contacting Laura Nieto at lnieto@scu.edu.

  2. Statement of purpose.  Applicants for the non-degree program are asked to submit a 300 word brief description of your academic and/or ministerial background, indicating why you wish to study at the Jesuit School of Theology and any particular areas of interest you may have.  You may mail this to the Office of Admissions of JST or email it to Laura Nieto at lnieto@scu.edu as a PDF or Word attachment.

  3. For International Students: Proficiency in English.  A high degree of proficiency in English is required for admission.  International students must demonstrate their ability to speak and write English.  The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required unless the applicant’s native language is English.  For information about the TOEFL, contact: Educational Testing Service (ETS) Corporate Headquarters, 660 Rosedale Road, Princeton, NJ 08541, USA, Phone 1-609-921-9000, or visit the TOEFL web site at www.toefl.org.  JST’s institutional code number for TOEFL is 4390.  Official scores should be sent directly from ETS to the Office of Admissions of JST.

  4. Official certification/transcript. Applicants for the non-degree program who plan to audit classes must send official certification of the most recently completed academic degree program.  To prove official certification, please submit a copy of your most recent transcript or diploma either mailed to the Office of Admissions of JST or emailed as a PDF to Laura Nieto at lnieto@scu.edu.

    Applicants for the non-degree program who plan to take classes for credit must submit official transcripts of the most recently completed academic degree program.  Transcripts must arrive directly from the school at which you completed the coursework/degree.  An official transcript should list all of the courses you took as a student and the grade you received for each course.  This should be mailed from the institution of study directly to the Office of Admissions of JST.

    Note: The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required for admission into the Non-Degree program.

  5. One letter of recommendation. If you choose to apply online, this form can also be completed online by your recommender; you will need to provide his/her name and email address within your online application.  Or, you may print, fill out, and sign the top portion of the Letter of Recommendation form and share the form with your recommender.  Please see pages 3 and 4 of the application for the recommendation form.

    Note: Please be sure to let your recommender know that he or she has to complete the form and write a letter to accompany the form.  Your recommender should then mail their completed form and letter directly to the Office of Admissions of JST.

    Note: This letter would preferably be from a person who recently taught you.  If you have been out of school for an extended period of time, a recommendation from an employer, a professional colleague, or a church or community leader will be acceptable.