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 to ascertain how many hours per week on average you can devote to your studies. Please discuss this with your mentor and your spouse, and be prepared to discuss this during your interview.

  3. Have official transcripts sent to the following address:
    Reformed Baptist Seminary
    PO Box 8963
    Sacramento, CA 95818

  4. If you’re an international student and 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. Start your application via the link below. You will be prompted to pay your $30 application fee when you submit your application.

  7. In your application, you will provide 3 family members and/or friends of your choosing, to whom we will send Reference forms to the emails you provide. These emails will not be sent until you complete and submit your application.

  8. Download the Mentor-Proctor handbook (below) and send it to the person who will serve as your mentor and proctor. If your proctor will be different than your mentor, be sure to send the handbook to both persons.

  9. In your application, you will provide your pastor's contact information, to whom we will send a Pastoral Recommendation form via email once you complete and submit your application.


Audit a Course

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