Application Checklist

Application Checklist


All Applicants

Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, and Graduate Certificate Applicants (Additional Steps)

  • Autobiographical Statement - Please follow the directions for the specific program to which you are applying by downloading and reviewing the instructions.  Doctor of Ministry students should send their statement to    

  • Two Recommendations - One must be completed by a pastor.  Recommendation forms should be completed online (Master's/Certificate Reference; Doctoral Reference).  

    Please note: recommendations from immediate members of your family will not be accepted.  We also reserve the right to request additional recommendations if needed.

  • Official Transcripts - Official transcripts in sealed envelopes are required and must be sent from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended.  Transcripts should be mailed to: Sioux Falls Seminary, Attn. Admissions, 2100 S. Summit Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57105, e-mailed to, or faxed to 605-335-9090.

  • Authorization for Direct Payment - Authorization for direct payment through checking or savings is required.  Download the form and return it to the seminary.   

  • Interviews - M.A. in Counseling applicants will be interviewed as part of the application process.  Interviews with faculty members may be requested prior to admission to other degree programs as needed.

Spiritual Direction, Certificate in Christian Ministry, and Certificate of Completion Applicants (Additional Steps)