General Application Information

EU Applications for admission are accepted from time to time throughout the year.
Each prospective student must complete only one online application.
Once your online application has been completed with the processing fee of $75, you will receive a temporary student number(STUDENT ID).
Receiving a student number does NOT imply that you have been accepted by Edwards University yet. Admission is a separate process that your application undergoes after being evaluated by the Admission Committee.
Applications will only be accepted for Distance / Online / Intensive Education until the traditional residential program is ready.
Simple and transparent rates. Tuition is to be paid a fixed amount per semester and there are no additional hidden fees. Have peace of mind planning around one number each term.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements to be a candidate for admission to Edwards University's program?

1. Application for Admission: Complete and submit the Application for Admission online

2. References
Within the Application for Admission, you will be prompted to list three references:

You must provide one (1) reference from a pastor or denominational leader AND one (1) reference from a family member and one (1) from academic or professional.


3. Testimony of Your Conversion Experience

Reflect on your past Christian experience, including the most significant spiritual event/influence in your life, the role of Christ in your religious experience, your involvement in Christian service, and your reason(s) to attend our school. (minimum 2000 words; maximum 5000 words)


3. Transcripts

Submit official transcripts ( photocopies are acceptable for the evaluation and after admitted, required official ones) of from ALL post-secondary schools attended, including a transcript showing a bachelor's degree earned from an accredited institution, with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.25 or above.

All transcripts are evaluated in determining admission to master's degree programs.

If you do not currently hold an accredited bachelor's or master's degree or will not receive an accredited bachelor's or master's degree before the desired term of entry, you may be eligible to apply to the MDiv program as a Special Student.

4. Transfer Credits Policy: You can transfer in a maximum of 50% of the total degree requirements.

Admitted Students

Applications are now open for the academic year of 2024! We're excited to welcome new applicants to join our esteemed institution. Discover the opportunities awaiting you at Edwards University. Apply now and embark on a journey of academic and spiritual growth with us!

We warmly welcome students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and doctoral studies in theology, offering instruction in various languages including English, Korean, Chinese, Ukrainian, Russian, Spanish, and many others.

Admitted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Edwards! We can’t wait to welcome you to our community. Here are the key steps and details you need to know to prepare for the start of classes.

Next Steps

Now that you’re accepted, read through this checklist for the information you need to activate your Edwards network account, apply for financial aid, register for classes, and more.

Bachelor’s Degree Completion

Apply to Edwards today! High school seniors and juniors, you don't need to submit an SAT, ACT, or CLT score to be considered for admission or academic scholarships. Simply create your account today to apply.

If you’ll graduate from high school in 2022 or 2023, all you need to do is submit your application and school transcripts. (Juniors, mark your calendars: we will begin to accept your applications starting on August 1, 2022.)

There are two ways to apply at EU—choose from the Common Application or the Edwards Application. Each is straightforward. If you're applying to more than one school, we recommend the Common Application.

Graduate Admissions

How to Apply

To get started with any application to EU, you’ll create an account with our online admissions system. You can use this account to request information or complete an application for any program. It also

allows you to start an application and save your progress if you need to finish it later.

If you’ve already created an account or started an online application, you can log back into the system to complete it.

Seminary Admission

You don’t have to sacrifice spiritual formation or intentional community for academic rigor: we prize all three. As a community of scholars, mentors, and ministers, Edwards prepares students to answer their wide-ranging calls to ministry.

Study full- or part-time

Courses are available on campus, online, or through an intensive hybrid option

Complete your program from a distance with a mix of online and on-campus intensive courses

All programs require at least a portion of coursework to be completed on our Chicago campus

International Admissions

EU does not provide I-20. You can take most courses online as well as at our

branch campus near you. However, you can be granted a degree.

"Distinctive Offerings at Edwards University"

Welcome to our website.

"The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of scholars, To know how to help those in need with my words. He awakens my ear to listen like those being instructed." (Isaiah 50:4)

School's Special Features:

Characteristics of Our Teaching Method:

  1. Application of Edwards’ Ideals: We instill in students the principles of Edwards’ theology, fostering interdisciplinary research.

  2. Customized Education: Upon submission of application and thesis plan, we tailor a curriculum to fit your unique goals.

  3. Intensive Learning: Each semester spans 12 weeks, featuring immersive seminars across regions.

  4. Education for All: From biblical studies to theology, our curriculum caters to laypeople and young learners alike.

  5. Comprehensive Approach: Half coursework, half research papers—our English-American teaching method ensures a balanced education.

  6. Graduation Standards: From research paper to book publication and lecture planning, we prepare students comprehensively.

English/Russian/Korean/Uzbek/Polish/Spanish/Chinese/etc. Bilingual Degree Courses:

All programs offer bilingual instruction and accept assignments in either language, prioritizing proficiency over standardized test scores.

Degree Program Features:

  1. Bachelor's Program: Transferable B.BS degree available in Korean-English or Korean.

  2. Master's Program: M.Div., M.CC, or M.CE degrees cater to diverse ministry and academic pursuits.

  3. Doctoral Program: Offers progressive levels of study, emphasizing prior academic preparation.

Unique Programs:

  1. Combined Degrees: Seamlessly transition from M.Div. to doctoral studies in select disciplines.

  2. Doctoral Emphasis: Rigorous thesis requirements prepare candidates for academic roles.

Admissions & Enrollment:

  1. Transfer Opportunities: Seamless integration for students from other institutions.

  2. Semester System: Flexible registration with four terms annually.

Tuition & Scholarships:

  1. Transparent Pricing: Clear breakdown of fees and payment options.

  2. Financial Support: Merit-based scholarships available to eligible candidates.

Distinctive Methodology:

  1. Blended Learning: Live online lectures supplemented by annual intensive seminars.

  2. Individualized Instruction: Personalized mentorship fosters academic growth.

About Us:

  1. Denomination-Neutral: Emphasizing diverse theological perspectives within an evangelical framework.

  2. Academic Consultation: Free evaluation and guidance for prospective students.

Admission Process:

  1. Streamlined Procedure: Simple steps from application to enrollment.

  2. Personalized Support: Contact us for assistance at any stage of the process.

Your journey at Edwards University begins here. Welcome aboard.

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