"Let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest-time, if we will not give up." Galatians 6:9


Transfer Students

Students from accredited theological schools who wish to become candidates for the M.Div. degree with advanced standing must meet the regular admission requirements. No grade less than B– may be transferred for credit. To receive an ABSW M.Div. degree, a minimum of 28 units of work must be completed at ABSW.  For information on M.A. transfer credit, please contact the GTU Admission Office.  


International Students

Applications from citizens of other countries are encouraged; however, prospective international students should be aware that extremely limited opportunities for employment and financial assistance are available to them and should thus arrange for financial support from their denominations in their home country and in the U.S.A.


In addition to the regular admission requirements, international students who are not native speakers of English will be required to submit a minimum score of 550 (paper based) on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); 213 (computer based) or 79 (internet-based). All internationals must submit a Certification of Finances form. Students are responsible for obtaining their own student visas to enter the United States and for compliance with all pertinent requirements of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.


Students Eligible For V.A. Benefits

The GTU Common Registrar is the certifying official for Veterans Benefits. Students with previous graduate level coursework/training in the program to be pursued will be evaluated upon enrollment and given appropriate credit. Evaluation will be based upon review of academic transcripts. Credit allowed will be recorded in enrollment records, and the length of the program shortened proportionately. In addition, the student and the Department of Veterans Affairs shall be notified. (Note: all prior graduate level coursework and training not used to satisfy another degree will be evaluated.) Upon completion of the course of study a degree will be conferred. Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress.


Unclassified Students

There are two categories of unclassified students: 


  1. Persons whose application for admission to an ABSW degree program is pending having not been completed prior to the deadline for a semester’s registration.
  2. Persons not enrolled in an ABSW degree program who are taking courses for audit or for credit under special circumstances, such as continuing education (CEU) or enrollment in a degree program from another school outside of GTU.