Each year The Seattle School has the privilege of welcoming a new cohort of students who are engaging the study of theology, psychology, and culture as pastors, counselors, artists, advocates, innovators and leaders.
The admissions process is intentionally designed to invite you to engage your own story and calling, while providing you a robust experience of The Seattle School's mission, ethos, curriculum, and community. The Seattle School has rolling admission and receives applications for fall matriculation throughout the year as seats are available. All applicants are invited to participate in a group interview, a central component to our relational and hostically oriented admissions process.
If you haven't already, be sure to fill out our Request Information Form. The Admissions Team will send you a copy of our viewbook, specific information on your program(s) of interest, as well as words from our Faculty. We'd also love to connect with you to hear more about your story and what is drawing you to The Seattle School.
We also highly recommend visiting The Seattle School – either personally or during one of our Preview events.
Apply for Admission
When you're ready to apply, follow the instructions on Steps to Apply. The application process consists of:
The Admissions interview process is designed to give applicants an experience of our community and curriculum. At The Seattle School, the interview is a part of the application process – you do not need to be invited to interview. We place a high value on gaining a holistic experience of our applicants and are intentional about creating an opportunity for each applicant to be seen and known. Although group interviews are conducted on-site, exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Director of Admissions in special circumstances.
How Interviews are Conducted
We conduct admissions interviews in a group context (about 5-6 applicants per group), which allows both the institution and the applicant to gain understanding of the impact of group process as it relates to our dialogical learning model. The group interview is not a competitive interview, it is structured as a dialogue and is meant to be a relational context in which we can experience how you relate to others.
Following the interview is a debrief where all applicants will gather and discuss their experience.
After the Admissions Review Committee has reviewed your application and interview notes, they will make a decision about your acceptance. Applicants find out about their acceptance two to three weeks after they interview.
With your letter of acceptance, you will receive your next steps for matriculating along with your letter of Intent to Enroll. Signing and returning this letter with your deposit secures your seat for the fall.
After your acceptance, we will continue to keep in contact as we help prepare you for becoming a student at The Seattle School. Through monthly newsletters, our Facebook Group, social events, and personal conversations, we hope to do all we can to help in the transition for graduate studies and welcome you into your cohort.
Our cohort model means you will be learning alongside your classmates across all degree programs for much of your time at The Seattle School. This intentional structure means students begin together in the fall, although it is possible to begin on some electives during the summer.