Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended, undergraduate and graduate, reflecting degree(s) received from an accredited U.S. institution or equivalent training at an institution outside the U.S. sent directly to OST. Student copies are not acceptable.
Goals and Objectives Form
Biographical Information Form
Three recommendations, on forms provided by the School, attesting to the candidate’s religious, moral, and intellectual qualifications for ministry:
One from someone in authority within the applicant’s denominational structures verifying his/her good standing;
One from someone who is qualified to attest to the applicant’s academic ability;
One from any person of the applicant’s choosing. The applicant gives the recommendation form to the recommender, who sends it directly to the School. For those students who have been accepted into formal collaborative formation programs, only one recommendation attesting to the applicant’s academic ability is required. That recommendation must be from the Director of the Formation Program.
If necessary, submit official score reports from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Records Examination (GRE). The school code is 2226.00. International Students whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to begin Full-Time studies. Test results must be sent directly to the school. The school code is 6527. Students who have earned an MA are exempt from these tests.