Application & Checklist

In order to be considered for seminary admission, you must complete the following steps, preferably at least nine months prior to the term you wish to begin at Multnomah:
  • Application (online) (PDF)
    • Admission Essay Prompts (included in application)
      • Please submit an essay of at least 500 words detailing:
        a. Your current relationship with Jesus Christ
        b. Why you wish to attend Multnomah Biblical Seminary and your personal and/or vocational goals in completing this degree
        c. Your perspectives on Multnomah's doctrinal statement, particularly your understanding of the Trinity, deity of Jesus Christ, and the Bible as God's Word.

  • Spiritual Life Reference to be completed by a minster at your church or your ministry supervisor (online) (PDF)
  • Two Personal Reference Forms (online) (PDF)
  • $40 (US) Application Fee
    • Visit the Online Payments page to pay your application fee online. You can also pay in-person, over the phone, or by mail. Contact us at 800.275.4672 for more information.
  • Provide Multnomah with evidence of your ability to meet your educational expenses here. You will need to have the Statement of Financial Responsibility form completed and submit it with documentation such as official bank statements and tax returns.
  • Have official academic transcripts of all of your postsecondary (university) course work sent to Multnomah. Schools in some countries call transcripts “mark sheets” or “grade reports.” We are referring to a comprehensive listing of all courses and results you have completed, provided directly by the institution(s) you attended.
  • If your degree was completed outside the USA, you need to have the transcript(s) showing your degree(s) reviewed by an evaluation service. you need to have your transcripts reviewed by an evaluation service. We need to receive a basic evaluation stating what type of degree you earned and what kind of institution you attended. We will accept an evaluation from any business that is a member of NACES. The member list can be found at We often recommend the following services:
    • AACRAO
    • World Education Services
    • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
    • Josef Silny & Associates
    • International Education Research Foundation
  • Provide proof of your proficiency in the English language. Multnomah requires that international students score at least 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language. This is equivalent to a 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT). Multnomah's school code is 4496. You may substitute the IELTS exam if you wish, with an overall band score of at least 7.0. This requirement may be waived for some students whose primary language is English.
For program requirements for international students, please visit this page.
To request a paper application or if you have other questions, please contact the Admissions Office.  |  503.251.6485  |  877.251.6560