Application process at AMBS

The application process at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary requires:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Completed personal essay
  3. A $50 non-refundable application fee
  4. Transcripts of academic credit beyond the high school level
  5. Three references: pastor, college teacher or academic adviser, and layperson.
  6. Completed and signed background check forms
  7. Additional materials are required for Canadian and International applicants.


Online admissions applications

Other details

Start by completing the online admissions application form.  Request that your transcript(s) be sent to AMBS Admissions, 3003 Benham Avenue, Elkhart, IN 46517. For U.S. and Canadian applicants, AMBS will send a reference form to the people you have identified in the application in order to obtain the needed references. Applicants from outside North America must download and send reference forms to the appropriate people, asking them to send the completed forms to AMBS.

Applications are subject to review by the AMBS Admissions Committee. All application materials must be received by the deadlines. (See sidebar.)


Please complete your application process by the following due dates.

  • July 31: apply to begin study in fall
  • December 1:  enroll for spring semester
  • February 1
    and April 1
    : apply for scholarships
  • April 15: apply for financial aid to receive the maximum for which you qualify

One-course registration

Students may take up to two courses at AMBS before applying for admission. Please visit our  course registration area for more information.