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Colleges / The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

SBTS Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to SBTS, the regular decision application deadline is July 15 and the fee for the application costs $35. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Applying Early to SBTS?

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

What Does SBTS Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at SBTS

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Considered
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

SBTS 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to SBTS must submit the following items. Double check with SBTS's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into SBTS?

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. SBTS does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

SBTS is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

What's a Good SAT Score for SBTS?

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Transferring to The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 15.

Transfer students can enroll in SBTS during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Winter Term Summer Term

SBTS Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to SBTS?

Students who are admitted to SBTS must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does SBTS accept transfer credits?

SBTS transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does SBTS accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

SBTS accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to SBTS?

SBTS. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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SBTS Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

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SBTS Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to SBTS is Jul 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to SBTS is Jul 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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SBTS GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,190

Campus Setting

Acceptance Rate

71%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$20,796

Out-of-State

$20,796

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jul 15
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