Application process at AMBS

The application process at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary requires:

  1. Completed Admissions Application
  2. Completed personal essay
  3. A $50 nonrefundable application fee
  4. Transcripts of academic credit beyond the high-school level
  5. Three references: pastor, college teacher or academic advisor, and layperson
    (If applicants completed their most recent education more than 10 years ago, they may choose to supply an employer reference in lieu of an academic reference.)
  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. Request that your transcript(s) be sent to AMBS Admissions, 3003 Benham Avenue, Elkhart, IN 46517, USA. 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.)

Important dates

  • July 31: Deadline for Admission Application to begin study in Semester One (August/September through December). We must have your complete application in hand by July 31 (including your essay, references and college transcripts). 
  • Thirty days following your acceptance date: Deadline to apply for financial aid to receive the maximum for which you qualify.
  • March 1: Deadline to apply for merit-based scholarships.
  • April 1: Deadline to apply for ministry scholarships.

Guest registration

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