We realize you may have questions about the Pentecostal Theological Seminary. We have tried to anticipate some of these based on previous inquiries. We are certain you will have some that do not appear on this list. Feel free to contact us about questions specific to you if you do not find the information in the categories listed below.
How do I get a copy of my transcript?
Can I complete a degree online?
Presently, PTS currently offers three “fully online” degree programs: Master of Arts in Counseling, Master of Arts in Church Ministries, and Masters of Theological Studies. Students are allowed to take 2/3 of her/his degree program online if s/he chooses to do so. The remainder can be completed in J-term intensives or at other occasional course-offering sites.
Can I transfer credit from another institution?
Students may request for the credit transfer up to 2/3 of the credit hours required for the completion of a PTS degree if the credits being requested to be transferred are coming from more than one institution. In case where the transfer of credit is coming from a single institution, the credit transfer is allowed up to 1/2 of credit hours required for the completion of a degree. All requests for credit transfer must be processed through the Office of the Vice President for Academics after the students are admitted into a PTS program.
How do I apply for admission?
Contact the Seminary by phone (800-228-9126), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or fax (423-478-7711) to request an application packet. Or click here for step-by-step instructions and to download admission documents.
Can I still be accepted as a student if I do not have a college degree?
Yes, a limited number of qualified applicants may enroll as special students.
How much do I owe?
To calculated this total multiply the number of hours taken by the tuition cost per semester hour, plus fees, and minus scholarship award.
Be Advised: These values are examples only and my not reflect your actual tuition, please check your tuition schedule for accurate values.
Is a deferred payment plan available?
Yes….you may request a 2-pay plan. Deferred accounts pay a $10.00 processing fee and 8% interest. Late payments are assessed an additional $25.00 late fee.
Can I pay with a credit card?
Yes, we take Visa, and Master Card.
Will there be a late charge on my account if I don’t have the funds and cannot keep my “promissory agreement”?
Yes, students are charged $25.00 after the grace period of the said agreement.
Financial Aid/Loan Information:
What steps must I complete to apply for a scholarship?
Complete your FAFSA and Seminary Financial Aid Application (click here) and return it to our office by the April 30 (returning student) June 15 (new student priority deadline). (If the deadline has passed, you may still apply. After the deadline date, scholarships will be awarded on a first-come basis.
How many hours are required to be eligible for scholarships?
You should be enrolled in at least nine hours or more for all scholarships with the exception of the Care Ministry scholarship. A Care Ministry scholarship requires recipients to take a minimum of 12 hours per year to qualify.
What is the basis on which scholarships and loans are awarded?
All financial aid (scholarships and loans) are based on financial need (excluding Academic Scholarships). Need is assessed by calculating the total cost for a student to attend Seminary, minus their Estimated Family Contribution (from the FAFSA).
Do most students showing a financial need receive scholarships?
Yes, most students showing a financial need receive some scholarship funding.
What is the procedure to apply for a Stafford loan?
(1) Complete your FAFSA and Seminary Financial Aid Application
(2) Complete your loan application, and Loan Worksheet.
(3) Return the Seminary Financial Aid Application and Loan Worksheet to the Financial Aid Office for processing.
How many hours should I be enrolled in to apply for a Stafford loan?
A minimum of six (6) hours is required.
Do loans include housing if you live off campus?
How are loans disbursed?
Loans are disbursed in two payments from your lender to the Business Office. The first disbursement is in the Fall and the second disbursement is in the Spring. However, a full time student may apply for a three-way loan disbursement with the first disbursement in the Summer, second in the Fall and third in the Spring. When an account is paid in full, any remaining loan funds will be disbursed to the student in the form of a check.
For General Inquiries:
The Seminary Receptionist can be reached at 1.800.228.9126 or by email at email@example.com.