Seminary Application Roadmap

All correspondence concerning admission to the graduate programs should be addressed to:

  • Admissions Office
  • Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary
  • 200 Seminary View
  • Cochrane AB T4C 2G1
  • Telephone: 403-932-6622 ext. 221
  • Fax: 403-932-7049
  • Email:

Or you can email questions about admission procedure to our registrar.

All applications must be made on the official Application for Admission form. An application may be obtained from the Admissions Office. A CAD $50.00 non-refundable application fee must accompany all Canadian and USA applications for admission, or CAD $150.00 for all international applications. Completed forms must be returned to the Admissions Office no less than 45 days prior to registration.

Please use the following checklist as a guide:

  • Application for Admission Form
  • Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • 2 Passport-type Photos
  • Statement of Conversion and Call
  • Statement of Ministry Experience
  • Three Confidential Personal References
  • One Confidential Pastoral Reference
  • Church Endorsement Form
  • All Official Transcripts
  • Official TOEFL Test Score (if applicable)
  • Proof of Financial Support (international applicants)

Statement of Conversion & Call

Submit a minimum 500 word statement of your conversion and call from God to Christian ministry. Include the following: how your spouse relates to this call (if you are married), areas of weakness in your Christian walk and ministry, areas of strengths and spiritual giftedness, your purpose in seeking a seminary education and where you feel seminary training will lead you.

Statement of Ministry Experience

List your ministry experience during the last three years in chronological order whether voluntary or paid. Include your roles and responsibilities, describing the degree of success you experienced. Include any other significant information regarding how you have been serving the Lord.

Confidential References

Complete the waiver statement on the three Confidential Personal Reference forms and the Confidential Pastoral Reference form and forward them to the references. The personal references are to be completed by a mature Christian (not a family member). Supply each reference with a stamped envelope marked “Confidential” and addressed to the Admissions Office.


Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended must be sent directly to the Admission’s Office.


CSBS reserves the right to require any student to submit proof of adequate English skills before admission regardless of educational background, citizenship status, country of origin, or stated primary language. All applicants (regardless of citizenship) whose first language is not English must submit the result of the TOEFL test. Test scores must be no more than two years old.  Transcripts with your official results must be sent directly to the Admission Office.For more information contact TOEFL at A TOEFL statement is also provided on our International Students page.

Please note: The application will be processed after all materials have been received. Once the application file is complete, the Admissions Committee will review it and notify you of their decision in writing. Applicants will be updated periodically on the status of their file. Please check with the Admissions office to find out what documents are still outstanding.