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How to Apply to Meadville Lombard
Meadville Lombard evaluates candidates for Fall entry between January 15th and June 1st on a rolling basis. Because we use a rolling admissions process, it is always to your advantage to apply well before the deadline. All applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received. Students who apply past the final deadline will be encouraged to enroll as a Student at Large and apply during the next application cycle.
Questions? Click the logo below to get connected with our Student Recruitment team:
1. Completed and signed application form
2. Essays & Short Answer Questions
3. Academic Transcript(s)
4. Professional Resume and Leadership Involvements
5. Application Fee of $50.00
6. Three Letters of Reference: Please send out your references requests to your recommenders as soon as possible. Applications are not considered until all recommendations are completed. See recommendation section for further instructions
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Applicants can email the recommendation directly to their recommenders. Recommendation Links are embedded within the application. Please use these links so your recommenders can be notified of your candidacy as soon as possible and submit your letters before each deadline. Applications are not considered complete until recommendations have been received.
Three letters of recommendations are required. References should speak directly about your contribution to congregational or community life, your personal characteristics, your professional promise, and your aspiration for graduate studies in theological education.
Applications are not considered complete until all required information is submitted. This includes recommendations. Please send the recommendation link to your recommenders as early as possible so not to delay your application review.
We ask recommenders to consider the following guidelines when writing their recommendations:
If you are recommending a candidate who has served in your congregation or community organization, please address the following questions in your letter of recommendation.
If you are recommending a candidate who has served in a professional secular position in your organization, please address the following questions in your letter of recommendation:
If you are providing an academic recommendation, please address the following questions in your letter of recommendation:
Please be aware: The Admissions Committee requires that all application materials be submitted online, including recommendations.
“I admire how Meadville Lombard has responded so effectively to the changing environment of theological and ministry training by providing innovative programs to support students living and learning in their own context aided by Meadville Lombard. Professionally, I hope there can be connections between ICUU and Meadville in nurturing such students as they become part of our holy community of ministry made sacred by training, commitment and calling.”
Rev. Steve Dick
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