Getting Started

Through our college we orient recent high school graduates and adults alike to God, His Word, and His mission. We believe it is crucial that our people are firmly rooted in their faith and develop a Christian worldview that will guide them throughout their lives. This cannot be done apart from a comprehensive study of our biblical text. It is critical for spiritual leaders to be able to interpret God’s Word accurately, to understand how to make appropriate applications in their personal lives and in our twenty-first century world, and to celebrate its contemporary relevance.

Through our seminary we orient students to ministry that is rooted in love for God, His Word and His people. They need to know how to study and accurately apply God’s Word to issues of paramount importance in the midst of life circumstances that are often complex. We believe it is vitally important for each of them to be rooted in the Bible and to be equipped to be catalysts for the advancement of the Gospel of Christ in Canada and around the world.

Student Life at the Southern Baptist Seminary and College

5 Steps to Getting Started...

Submit your CSBS&C Application Form and Non-Refundable Application Fee.

All applications must be made on the official Application for Admission form. A hard copy of the application may be obtained from the Admissions Office, alternatively you can see How to Apply. A CAD $50.00 non-refundable application fee must accompany all Canadian applications for admission, or CAD $150.00 for all U.S. and international applications. Completed forms must be returned to the Admissions Office no less than 45 days prior to registration. The application deadline is July 1 for the Fall semester and November 1 for the Spring semester.

Submit two headshot or profile photos of yourself! The key is that we can see your face clearly.

These do not need to be professional shots, so go ahead and take a good selfie!

Submit your official transcripts. If you’re just graduating from high school, send us those. If you’ve pursued undergraduate work, send us the transcripts from your college/university.

College Students: All official transcripts from high school, GED and any post-secondary institutions attended must be sent directly to the Registrar’s Office.

Seminary Students: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended must be sent directly to the Admission’s Office.

Tell us about yourself!

Tell us about yourself! Submit an autobiographical sketch, detailing when you came to Christ, and your call to ministry.

Seminary Students in addition to an Autobiographical Sketch please submit:

Statement of Conversion & Walk with God (For MBS & MCS Degrees)

Submit a minimum 500 word statement of your conversion and walk with God. Include the following: areas of weakness or struggle, strengths and spiritual giftedness, your purpose in seeking a seminary education, your spouse’s support of your studies (if married) and where you feel seminary training will lead you.

Statement of Conversion & Call

Submit a minimum 500 word statement of your conversion and call from God to Christian ministry. Include the following: how your spouse relates to this call (if you are married), areas of weakness in your Christian walk and ministry, areas of strengths and spiritual giftedness, your purpose in seeking a seminary education and where you feel seminary training will lead you.

Statement of Ministry Experience

List your ministry experience during the last three years in chronological order whether voluntary or paid. Include your roles and responsibilities, describing the degree of success you experienced. Include any other significant information regarding how you have been serving the Lord.

Submit your Personal and Pastoral References as well as your Church Endorsement Form

College Students: Complete the waiver statement on the Confidential Personal and Pastoral Reference forms and forward them to the referees.

For the Bachelor of Christian Studies degree, one of the personal references is to be completed by a mature Christian (not a family member) who has known you well for more than a year and the other should be a Christian leader (elder, youth leader) in your church.

For the Bachelor of Christian Ministry degree the personal reference is to be completed by a mature Christian (not a family member) who has known you well for more than a year and your pastor should complete the Pastoral reference. Supply each referee with a stamped envelope marked “Confidential” and addressed to the Registrar’s Office. A Church Endorsement Form must also be submitted for this Program.

Seminary Students: Complete the waiver statement on the three Confidential Personal Reference forms and the Confidential Pastoral Reference form and forward them to the references. The personal references are to be completed by a mature Christian (not a family member). Supply each reference with a stamped envelope marked “Confidential” and addressed to the Admissions Office.

If applying to the Master of Divinity (MDiv) Program a Church Endorsement Form must also be submitted.

For international students whose first language is not English we require a TOEFL score of at least 83 with a minimum score of 20 in speaking, listening and reading, and a minimum score of 22 in writing. The institutional code is 3209. An IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 5.0 or other approved language assessments may be considered.

International student applicants must prove that they have sufficient funds to support themselves in Canada. The minimum amount needed is:

– Single student: CAD $15,000 plus tuition for one year

– For each additional family member: add CAD $4,000 for one year

Submit evidence of sufficient funds by providing some of the following:

  1. Proof of Canadian bank account in your name if money has been transferred to Canada;
  2. Your bank statements for the past four months;
  3. Proof of a student/education loan from a financial institution;
  4. A letter from the person or institution providing you with money, their contact information and bank statements for the past four months from the person or institution.

See our International Student’s page for more information.

Fall Semester application deadlines are:

  • July 15th for Canadian Students
  • June 15th for US Students
  • March 1st for International Students.

We are happy to take conditional applications after the deadline but a late administration fee will apply.

Spring Semester application deadlines are: