When should I apply?
The sooner, the better is our preference. The application could take an applicant up to a couple of weeks to complete because of the time it can take to collect transcripts and answer essay questions. In addition, prayer and a conversation with a spouse about the program and enrolling, could take some time.The application deadline for the June 2013 cohorts is April 15, 2013.
When does the work start?
To prepare for the upcoming classes, the syllabus and pre-course assignments will be sent before the seminars start.
How will the online coursework work?
The orientation course will be available prior to the start of the seminars, and interaction will be concurrent with the online discussion forums.
The online “labs” associated with the seminars will begin after the seminars end. Your faculty mentor will coordinate with your cohort to discuss when and how often the online forum discussions will be held. They will also let you know their expectations on what constitutes substantive participation in the online portion of your work.
What can you tell me about housing?
DMin students are eligible for short-term summer housing on campus during the summer intensives. Accommodations are for the student only; unfortunately, we do not have accommodations for a student’s family. If you plan to bring your family, we can direct you toward local area hotels.
The summer rate for on-campus housing 2013 will be approximately $35 per night. The accommodations will be single rooms for each DMin. Amenities include:
Full kitchen access with basic cookware provided
Linens/bedding available for a small fee
On-campus storage for one bin of personal items throughout the duration of your studies in the program
To make arrangements for accommodations, please visit the Summer Housing page and print, complete, and return the summer school housing application.
How much will the program cost and is financial aid available?
Go to this page for specific details about tuition and financial aid and review this pdf for other ideas and options.
As noted, the first cohorts are eligible for a special rate for their tuition. First cohort members will pay $450/CH instead of the standard rate of $480/CH. This rate will be good for the duration of the cohort.
Students in the DMin program are encouraged to pursue private loans, grants and scholarships. Our program is not eligible for federal student loans.
A payment plan is available and can be found under student accounts at the tuition & financial aid page.
What if I come up short with the admissions requirements?
If you come up short in any of these criteria (grades, degree and/or experience), you can contact the director to discuss your qualifications.