Application Process

The application process to enroll in Divine Word College depends on your goals. Yes, we are a Roman Catholic seminary whose primary purpose is educating young men to be Divine Word Missionary priests and brothers. However, we also offer our academic programs to those who aspire to different paths in life, which leads to a positive academic atmosphere for learning.


Candidates for the Divine Word Missionaries

If you are responding to a call to religious life as a Divine Word Missionary, a Vocation Director will guide you through the application process, from first contact through enrollment. In most cases he will visit you, get to know you and, if you wish, arrange a long-weekend visit to Divine Word College, which we call a “Come-and-See.” After a thorough interview, if both of you decide that DWC is a good fit, he will help you apply. Please submit this information:

  • Application
  • Autobiography
  • Official transcripts from all high school and colleges/universities attended
  • Course descriptions and/or syllabi for college classes when requesting transfer credit
  • SAT, ACT, TOEFL and/or other standardized tests taken
  • Health report including immunization record
  • Three recommendations
  • Official copies of baptismal and confirmation records
  • Consent form for a background check
  • Immigration records if not a natural born citizen of the USA/ copy of passport for international students
  • Where applicable, a letter of recommendation from the diocese or religious community with whom the applicant was previously affiliated
  • Where applicable, discharge papers from military service
  • Photo
  • $25 application fee

Degree-Seeking Students (full or part-time)

If you are interested in pursuing a degree at Divine Word College, but not as a candidate for Divine Word Missionaries, please submit the following information:

  • Application
  • Personal statement--if requested
  • Official transcripts from all high school and colleges/universities attended
  • Course descriptions and/or syllabi for college classes when requesting transfer credit
  • SAT, ACT, TOEFL and/or other standardized tests taken
  • Health report including immunization record
  • Letter(s) of recommendation if requested
  • Consent form to allow a background check
  • Immigration records if not a natural born citizen of the USA/copy of passport for international students
  • $25 application fee

Non-Degree Seeking Temporary Students (fulltime)

If you are interested in being a full-time student, but only for certain courses, such as classes in our Intensive English Language Institute, please submit:

  • Application
  • Personal statement (if requested)
  • If available, official transcripts from all high school and colleges/universities attended
  • SAT, ACT, TOEFL and/or other standardized tests taken
  • Health report including immunization record
  • Letter(s) of recommendation as requested
  • Consent form for a background check
  • Immigration records if not a natural born citizen of the USA/copy of passport for international students
  • $25 application fee

Non-Degree Seeking Temporary Students (part-time)

If you only want to take an occasional class at Divine Word College, complete a short application and return it to the Admissions Office. Generally, the Director of Admissions will forward the application to the Registrar, allowing you to register for classes. Once completed, you do not have to submit another application for subsequent semesters/terms.


 

 

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