APPLICANTS FOR ADMISSION are considered without regard to sex, age, color, national or ethnic origin. All individuals who desire to increase their knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ are accepted. Each prospective student will be assessed according to academic background and life experience, including military service. An individualized program of study is then set up to meet his or her personal training needs.

APPLICANTS FOR ADMISSION to Covenant Theological Seminary (CTS) are considered without regard to sex, age, color, or national origin. Each prospective student will be assessed according to his or her academic background.

An application must be made on the official form furnished by the admissions office. A copy is available in this catalog. Once the admissions office receives an application, along with the appropriate fees and official transcripts of all earned credit, the applicant will be evaluated to determine his or her academic needs by the Academic Dean of CTS. The Admissions Office will then notify the student by mail, regarding acceptance and credits needed for a degree. Once applicants have received official notice that they have been accepted as students, and their evaluation is complete; they may begin ordering courses. Courses may be taken at CTS or any Facilitator location.


Transferability of credits earned at Covenant Theological Seminary and transferred to another institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution. The degree programs of this seminary are designed solely for religious vocations.

Credits and degrees earned from independent colleges in the State of North Carolina, which are authorized by the State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities, do not qualify the holder for a state teaching certification, nor do they qualify him or her to participate in professional licensing examinations. Any person interested in obtaining a state teaching certificate or practicing a regulated profession should contact the appropriate regulatory agency in the field of his interest.

CTS reserves the right at any time to place on probation, suspend, or dismiss a student whose academic standing, financial obligations, progress, or conduct is not deemed as satisfactory by the administration. If a student has been “inactive” for a period of one year or longer, he or she will no longer fall under the “grandfather” clause for subsequent degree plans. All curriculum and financial degree plans will be established as per the current guidelines for the current year; however, the application fee will be waived. Re-admission is not to be expected after a dismissal. However, a student is free to re-apply through the office of admissions for student status at any time. His or her re-admission will be subject to the written approval of the president.

Students may request and obtain permission to retake an exam if the grade was below a “C”. If students receive a failing grade for the course, they must retake it to receive credit for graduation. Only the higher grade will be recorded on students’ records. Corrected tests do not include the answers; they do, however, indicate each question missed. A second attempt should be much easier. The cost to repeat an exam is $25.00.

“Unofficial” transcripts will be sent to the student upon request; however, an “official” transcript may be sent to the student as long as the student understands that if the envelope is opened, the transcript is no longer “official”. “Official” transcripts will be sent to an institution at the student’s written request. Transcripts will be provided for a fee of $10.00 each. “Acceptance of transfer credits from this institution to other institutions is at the discretion of the receiving institution”. (Please note: All CTS accounts must be paid in full before any transcript can be sent).

To request a transcript, see the Resources page