You may apply throughout the year. Moreover, an applicant, if accepted, may enroll within the first five weeks of our twenty-week semesters. Applicants accepted after that time will have to wait until the following semester to enroll. To check the academic calendar click here.

After your application is complete with all transcripts and references, the dean will contact you and set up a time for a phone or video interview with you and your mentor. If you are accepted, we will notify you and provide you with the steps for paying your enrollment fee, getting your Logos package and registering for courses.

If you have more questions before you start your application, please contact us.

The Steps of Application

application checklist

  1. Read the current student handbook (see below).

  2. Complete the time-budget worksheet in Appendix B of the handbook. You will indicate on your application how many hours per week you plan to devote to your studies. Please discuss with your mentor and your spouse whether your proposed amount of hours is realistic in their opinion; please also be prepared to discuss this during your interview with the dean.

  3. Request your previous institution to send official transcripts to Reformed Baptist Seminary, P.O. Box 8963, Sacramento, CA 95818.

  4. If English is your second language, take the TOEFL exam (Test of English as a Foreign Language). The required score for the Internet based version of the exam is 94 or higher. The exam can be taken online through Educational Testing Services.

  5. Read one or more of these online articles:
    B. B. Warfield, The Religious Life of Seminary Students
    John Frame, Studying Theology as a Servant of Jesus
    John Frame, Learning at Jesus Feet: A Case for Seminary Training

  6. Talk with three friends and/or family members about your intention to pursue theological education with RBS and confirm they will serve as personal references for your application. Submit their email addresses on your application and we will email them online reference forms to complete after you submit your application.

  7. Talk with one of your pastors about your desire to pursue theological education at RBS and whether he will serve as your mentor and proctor (or he can delegate proctoring). Have him read the Mentor-Proctor handbook (below) before your interview with the dean. Submit your pastor’s email address on your application and we will email him an online reference form to complete after you submit your application.

  8. Start your application via the link below. Note: you will receive an email after you complete the initial brief application form (below). You can then work on your application at your own pace and it will save your work. You will be prompted to pay your application fee when you click the “Submit Application” button at the bottom of your completed application


Audit a Course

To audit a course or see our syllabi, see our Auditor Campus.