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Application Process: Non-Degree Study

Admission Checklist

Certificate in
Spiritual
Direction 
Sabbatical 
Continuing
Education
Graducate
Certificate
Spiritual Direction Application Form
Non-Degree Application Form
Official Transcript
Letters of Recommendation 2 2 2
Letter of Intent
Résumé/CV
Age Requirement

 


Official Transcript


Official transcripts may be mailed to Director of Admission, Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary, P.O. Box 7288, Collegeville, MN 56321.

Letters of Recommendation


Certificate in Spiritual Direction, Sabbatical, and Graduate Certificate applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from educational or professional contacts.  Click on the link, copy and paste the URL into an email to your recommenders.
  • Certificate of Spiritual Direction applicants: One of the two recommendations must come from your current spiritual director and the other from someone who knows you well within a church or other religious organization. 
  • Religious Order Applicants: One of the two recommendations must come from a major superior with a statement of sponsorship.
  • Clergy applicants: One of the two recommendations must come from a celebret from the bishop of the diocese 
Note: Recommendations are reserved for those who have the right to review documents in the applicant's admission file. The applicant waives access to the information.  

Letter of Intent


Certificate in Spiritual Direction, Sabbatical, and Graduate Certificate applicants must submit a letter of intent:

  • Certificate in Spiritual Direction applicants: In 500 words or less, address your interest in the certificate program. Describe your background and incorporate two or three experiences that illustrate why you could be a likely candidate for the program.
  • Sabbatical and Graduate Certificate applicants: In 300 words or less, please describe why you are seeking non-degree studies at Saint John's.

Documents can be submitted as email attachments to [email protected].


Résumé/CV


Sabbatical and Graduate Certificate applicants must submit a current résumé or CV.

Documents can be submitted as email attachments to [email protected].


Age Requirement


Certificate in Spiritual Direction applicants must be at least 30 years of age. Persons under 30 years of age who would like to earn the Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Direction can complete everything except the practicum and final course, “Integrating Spiritual Direction.” Once the age requirement for admission to the program is met, the student can apply and take those final two classes.