Student Services: Information
Candidates planning to offer themselves for ordination should enter the College under the sponsorship of a diocesan bishop. All postulants for ordination by any bishop of the Anglican Church of Canada must normally attend an assessment conference under the auspices of the Advisory Committee on Postulants for Ordination (ACPO) which advises the College and the sponsoring bishop.
In marking, and in other aspects of academic discipline and regulation, the College usually follows the custom of the University of Saskatchewan.
Application forms for any of the following programs can be obtained by writing to the College Registrar (or by downloading, printing, and mailing-in the application form from the link at the bottom of this page) and should be submitted along with a $75.00 application fee before May 31 except when circumstances make this impossible. In addition, it is possible for the students to do a portion of their degree program through Distance Education.
Occasional Students: Some people may wish to take courses for credit or audit before applying for and registering in a degree program. These students may register as "occasional students" and take two courses per semester (a total of 12 credit units per academic year). An occasional student can complete a total of 30 credit units at which point they must make application to a degree program in order to continue their studies.
Only students over the age of 30 will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Theology program. Students over age 30 will be considered for admission to the program with reduced prerequisites only at the discretion of the College.
Before coming to the College such students will be expected to complete Pre-requisite study to the following level:
- By completing at least one full year (10 courses) of university level study which may/should include:
- The completion of introductory language courses in one of Greek or Hebrew to a level which will enable them to pass the STU language competency test (this may be done by taking an introductory language course from another university or college and writing the competency test, or by completing a CD Rom language introduction and writing the competency test, or by attending an STU summer language course.)
- At least one course in the history of western civilization and thought
- An introduction to philosophy
- An introduction to art history
- At least one course in English language and literature
Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies Specific Admission Requirements
Before coming to the College students will be expected to complete pre-requisite study as follows: By attaining a prior university degree, and completing introductory language courses in one of Greek or Hebrew to a level which will enable them to pass the STU language competency test (this may be done by taking an introductory language course from another university or college and writing the competency test, or by completing a CD Rom language introduction and writing the competency test, or by attending an STU summer language course.
Students may complete up to 18 credits toward the first stage of their degree program by taking distance courses from the college or by transferring credits for courses completed at other theological institutions or universities. These are best arranged to include:
a. Introduction to Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures
b. Introduction to New Testament/Early Christian Literature
c. Introduction to Church History
To receive credits students must provide an outline of the curriculum for the course, evidence that they have attained a grade of B (70%) or higher in the course, and pay a course transfer fee.
Master of Sacred Theology (graduate study) specific admission requirements
For out of country students we require the following as additional prerequisites for being considered for admission to any college program.
- A three year undergraduate University degree
- Successful completion of the TOEFL exam
- Being able to finance your studies, including tuition, books, supplies, travel, transportation, living accommodation, meals and other daily expenses
We welcome people who do not wish to pursue a degree, but wish to study at the college as Occassional students. Occasional Students are welcome to participate in our Distance Education program; courses taken at a distance are subject to the rules of the Distance Education program.