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 HOW TO APPLY!

SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary has always been committed to providing a powerful, Spirit-filled undergraduate experience.  Our primary aim is to assist students in responding to and being equipped for Jesus' commission.

SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary admits students in the Fall, Winter and Spring trimesters. In order to be officially admitted, each applicant must complete an application packet and receive a letter of admission. Applicants meeting admission requirements are considered without regard to race, color, creed, sex, or physical limitations. A high value is placed upon applicants who express a call to ministry.

Below is our application process. Each prospective student must complete the following before and entrance interview can be scheduled.  Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

 

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS: Undergraduate

  1. A completed SUM General Application (Undergraduate application) (Solicitud De Estudios Universitarios en Espanol)

  2. Pastor Reference Form (download) (electronic submission)

  3. General Reference Form (download) (electronic submission)

  4. Official School Records (download)

    • Freshman - If you have never attended college, submit your Official High School Transcripts or proof of GED

    • Transfer - If you have attended college, submit both your Official High School Transcript or GED and your previous college's Official College Transcript from Accredited Institution

  5. Essay (email to admissions@sum.edu, please attach as a separate document and include your name and desired cohort at the top.)
    The essay should be a 1-page typed, 12-point, and double spaced testimony answering three questions:
            a) How did I become a Christian?
            b) How am I currently serving in my home church?
            c) And upon graduating from SUM, where do I feel the Lord is leading me?

  6. One time non-refundable Application Fee (to pay by card, call 510.567.6174, or mail a check to SUM)

  7. Admissions Interview

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS: Graduate

  1. A completed SUM General Application (U.S. Graduate Application)

  2. Pastor Reference Form (download) (electronic submission)

  3. Educator Reference Form (download) (electronic submission)

  4. Official College Transcripts from CHEA Accredited Institution (download)

  5. Essay (email to admissions@sum.edu)
    The essay should be a 1-page typed testimony answering three questions:
    a) How did I become a Christian?
    b) How am I currently serving in my home church?
    c) And upon graduating from SUM, where do I feel the Lord is leading me?

  6. One time non-refundable Application Fee (to pay by card, call 510.567.6174, or mail a check to SUM)

  7. Admissions Interview

 

Admissions Decision

Upon being admitted to attend SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary, an admissions letter sent via e-mail will include list of additional steps to take. The admitted applicant will also be required to sign their Enrollment Agreement.

If SUM is not able to accept an applicant’s request for admission, the College will advise the applicant of the steps recommended to be taken in order to be considered for a future semester.  

Our goal is to send written notification of our admission decision within two weeks of the file being completed. Applicants are welcome to contact the Admissions Office to inquire about the status of their application. 

IMPORTANT DATES (2019-20)

Student applicants can expect these significant dates:

Event Fall Winter Spring
Application Deadline Jul 14, 2019 Nov 4, 2019 Mar 2, 2020
Classes Begin Aug 26, 2019 Dec 2, 2019 Mar 30, 2020
Add / Drop Deadline Sep 1, 2019 Dec 8, 2019 Apr 5, 2020
Withdrawal Deadline Oct 18, 2019 Feb 7, 2020 May 22, 2020
Classes End Nov 8, 2019 Mar 13, 2020 June 12, 2020

GPA Requirements

Estimated chance of acceptance based on Student Applicant's GPA

GPA Estimated chance of acceptance
3.76 to 4.0 Good
3.26 to 3.75 Good
3.0 to 3.25 Average
2.5 to 2.99 Average
Below 2.5 Poor / Provisional Acceptance

GRE Requirements (Graduate Students)

Applicants to Graduate Programs whose GPA is below 2.5 can take the GRE for admissions consideration. The applicant's GRE score will be reviewed and taken into consideration for admissions. Our institutional code number is: 4142

GRE Minimum Score
GRE Verbal 150
GRE Writing 3.5

Financial Aid

  • Have you completed Financial Aid for SUM? If not, be sure to immediately start the
    Financial Aid Process ( SUM's Official Federal School Code: 037524 )