Concurrent Undergraduate Enrollment

Earn seminary credit while you’re still wrapping up your undergraduate studies.

Gateway Seminary cooperates with qualified institutions in providing opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in special studies leading to advanced course credit or transfer credit, graduate-level classroom experience, and/or special academic/missional learning experiences. Approved participation in such opportunities requires seminary admission through the Concurrent Undergraduate Enrollment (CUE) status.

Participants must be currently enrolled in a degree-granting institution and have earned at least 75 credit hours of undergraduate coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.5 to qualify for admission. Up to 9 total credits/units earned through the CUE status can be applied toward any Gateway Seminary degree requirement if those same credits/units were not used to satisfy their undergraduate degree requirement. However, an applicant to Gateway Seminary may use those credits/units toward qualification for the Advanced Track. Upon completion of coursework, Gateway will release earned credit via transcript request. Tuition/fees for courses taken under Concurrent Undergraduate Enrollment are the same as degree-seeking students (based on denominational affiliation). Some courses are limited to upperclassmen (juniors/seniors) in religion or Christian studies programs due to existing prerequisites.

The Association of Theological Schools recommends the following guidelines to its member schools to offer as counsel to students who are preparing for seminary studies:

(a) Schools should be able to demonstrate that they operate on a post-baccalaureate level, that the students they admit are capable of graduate-level studies, and that their standards and requirements for admission to all degree programs are clearly defined, fairly implemented, and appropriately related to the purpose of the institution.

(b) Schools shall encourage a broad baccalaureate preparation, for instance, studies in world history, philosophy, language and literature, the natural sciences, the social sciences, music and other fine arts, and religion. Because Gateway Seminary has requirements in both Hebrew and Greek in the curriculum for the Master of Divinity degree, it is helpful, though not necessary, to have at least some college hours in Greek.

The Enrollment Services staff is available for counseling with college students about their course of study at any stage of their undergraduate career.

Admissions requirements:

  • Completed Concurrent Undergraduate Enrollment application and non-refundable $50 application fee.
  • Church Endorsement Form.
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended. Transcripts are considered official when the Office of Enrollment receives them mailed directly from the applicant’s institution in a sealed envelope, or the institution sends them securely to  using an electronic credential servicer.
  • TOEFL if required.

All items above must be submitted to the Gateway Seminary Office of Admissions by the following annual deadlines:

  • May 15: June/July term
  • July 15: Fall term
  • December 1: January term
  • December 15: Spring term