Persons admitted to a graduate program with an undergraduate GPA under 2.5 will automatically be placed on probationary status. This status will be removed after the student completes 20 hours of study with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Additional Admission Options
Admission without Baccalaureate Degree
The Seminary occasionally registers for classes in one of its graduate programs students who have not completed an undergraduate degree. As many as 15% of students in professional degree programs (M.Div., M.A.C.D., or M.A.F.M.) may be admitted without a baccalaureate degree. This exception is limited to persons who give evidence that they will satisfactorily complete the academic requirements for the degree. These students are expected to enroll as full-time students in the program to which they are admitted. The prospective student without a baccalaureate degree must have successfully completed a college-level course in each of the following five areas: English composition, speech, history, critical thinking and psychology or sociology.
Limited Graduate Student
Persons not enrolled in a degree program who have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 may register for up to five courses. To be admitted as a Limited Graduate Student, the applicant must submit an application, a statement of faith/call, an application fee and have sent directly to the Admissions Office an official transcript indicating that s/he holds an accredited bachelor's degree. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 2.5 may be accepted on probationary status.
A person wishing to study at Winebrenner Theological Seminary while enrolled at another accredited institution must submit an application and application fee, along with a letter from the academic dean from her/his current school indicating that s/he is a student in good standing and that courses at Winebrenner will be acceptable at her/his home institution.