Advanced Standing Information

If you have been admitted to Asbury Theological Seminary, or are a current student enrolled in or after fall 2014, and you graduated with a bachelor’s degree in religious, biblical or theological studies from a regionally accredited U.S. or Canadian institution, you may be eligible to receive advanced standing toward your Master of Divinity degree program. In addition, graduates with religion minors or with degrees from ABHE institutions (Association for Biblical Higher Education, abhe.org) may also qualify for advanced standing.

For any advanced standing status, you must have earned a grade of “B” or higher in the course(s) to be granted advanced standing, and the credit(s) must have been earned within ten years of matriculation into a Master of Divinity program, or seven years of matriculation into a Master of Arts Program.

Advanced standing is not automatically applied to your Asbury Seminary record upon or after enrollment. If you would like consideration of advanced standing, please email registrar@asburyseminary.edu indicating your intention to apply for advanced standing review and full instructions for completing the application process will be sent to you.

For a complete listing of our advanced standing policies please see the Academic Section of the Academic Catalog under the headings “Advanced Standing Master of Divinity Degree” and “Advanced Standing Master of Arts Degree”.