Because of the unique enrollment at Divine Word College, our admission requirements vary

Candidates for the Divine Word Missionaries

If you are interested in becoming a Divine Word Missionary priest or brother, we look for:

  • A religious spirit and call to missionary life
  • Active participation in the life of the Church through your local parish or volunteer service projects
  • Ability to focus, study and learn
  • Willingness to live in an intercultural environment
  • Sound physical and mental health
  • Ability to accept responsibility
  • Ability to interact with others appropriately
  • Understanding of the requirements for celibacy


Full-time Students

All other students who wish to pursue a degree program as a full-time student:

  • Must be a high school graduate or provide tests scores of a secondary school equivalency exam
  • Provide documents that show academic ability, such as transcripts with at least a 2.00 Grade Point Average (GPA). 
  • If you are a non-native English speaker, you must provide a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or equivalent test score or take an English language proficiency test at Divine Word College prior to placement in the undergraduate program.


Part-time, Non-Degree Seeking Students

If you are interested in taking an occasional class at Divine Word College for personal growth and to enrich your life, you are not required to have a high school diploma.

Students from area high schools may enroll in lower division college courses, but they must have completed their junior year and are unclassified part-time students who are not pursuing a degree.

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