Applying to AMBS

Qualified candidates of any sex, race, denomination, or nationality are eligible for admission to Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary.

Community life commitment

Admission to AMBS assumes a commitment on the part of every student to join and to participate in a community devoted to theological education and preparation for ministry, worship, study, and the life of Christian faith. This community, whether on campus or at a distance, is part of and accountable to the church of Jesus Christ, the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition, and the seminary's sponsoring churches. It is understood that all members of the seminary community will respect the confessions, convictions, values and commitments of the tradition and the churches that it serves and will respect other traditions represented in the community and in the places where members minister and learn. It also is understood that members of the community will respect the core values of AMBS and the seminary's commitment to anti-racism and welcoming Christians of diverse traditions and ethnicities.

Candidates for professional degree programs are expected to be members in good standing of a Christian church.

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and a minimum grade point average of 2.50 are required.

Admission statement

AMBS is committed to dismantling barriers to equality within the seminary and the communities where we live and serve. As part of this commitment, AMBS will make decisions regarding admission to study at AMBS without discrimination on the basis of age, race, religion, physical disability, national or ethnic origin, gender, and sexual orientation. See the AMBS Academic Policies and Procedures Manual and the AMBS Community Life Manual for more details about admission to AMBS degree programs and community life.

Provisional admission

Graduates from a non-accredited college or a non-liberal arts college may be admitted with "provisional" academic status by action of the Admissions Committee. Provisional status may be changed to regular by action of the Admissions Committee after the student has completed a semester (12 credit hours) of resident credit with a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Transcripts

The application process requires that the applicant have sent to the Admissions Office a transcript or transcripts of all academic work above high school. Students transferring from another theological seminary and seeking transferred credit shall submit a statement of honorable dismissal and a transcript of their academic record. See more details on the Application process page.

Basic competencies

Basic computer skills are essential for meeting the requirements of many AMBS courses. English language and composition skills also are essential. Read more in the AMBS Catalog.

Forms

Online application forms

Please use the online forms, linked above, if possible. If you need a printed form, you can find links to PDF files on the Application Process page.

July 31 is the deadline to apply in order to begin study in fall.

One-course registration
Use the online one-course form to register for only one course or for an online course