Future Christian Leaders…

Apply to Study at MCS

Start your journey towards building confidence, character and competence today!

Choosing post-secondary education is a big decision—we get that, and we’re ready to help you each step of the way. Want to know more? Just ask Shelley, our Admissions Counsellor, and she’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Before You Apply

Applicants to MCS must meet minimum academic requirements, show evidence of having a personal commitment to Christ, and a life that reflects consistent Christian values—including a commitment to a local church—for at least one year prior to enrolment. Students are also asked to commit to live by the biblical standards and the guidelines that are outlined in the MCS Community Covenant.

Make sure you have read ALL the requirements pertaining to you. Applicants must meet the basic requirements as stated in the current Master’s College & Seminary Admissions Policies, as outlined below:

All applicants:

  • Will have a definite experience of Christian conversion and be a professing and practicing Christian.
  • Are expected to have lived a consistent Christian life for at least one year prior to coming to College.
  • Give evidence of a cooperative attitude and an approved Christian character, free from questionable habits and practices.
  • Have a Grade 12 standing or its equivalent, with a minimum overall Grade 12 average of 65%, including a minimum grade of 65% for English. Students from Quebec are required to have one year of CEGEP.
  • Students applying to a Bachelor of Theology (BTh) or Bachelor of Religious Education (BRE) degree are required to have successfully completed Grade 12 in the university preparatory program of their province of residence (students from Quebec need twelve academic CEGEP courses).
    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
      • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
      • A minimum 70% overall final average
      • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
    • Applicants who have NOT successfully completed the university preparatory program may be accepted into a certificate program. Once they have successfully completed their first year, they can submit a Program Change form and enroll in the BTh or BRE program of their choosing.
  • Applicants who do not meet academic admissions requirements may be considered. (See Conditional Acceptance below.)
  • Complete and submit all portions of the online application. Submission of the application does not guarantee admission. The online application includes submission of:
    • Original transcripts
    • Pastoral Reference & Personal Reference
  • Will agree to be subject to the rules and regulations of the College as stated in the College Student Handbook, including the Code of Conduct.

Applicants who do not meet the academic admissions requirements, including mature students, will be considered on a case by case basis.

If you are an international student, please go to our International Student Admissions page.

Applicants 21 years of age or older who do not meet the academic admissions requirements may be eligible for admissions. The Admissions Office may request further information to evaluate an applicant’s readiness for undergraduate study. This may include a resume, a written statement about their readiness for study, work experience, certification or training, etc. Each applicant will be considered on an individual basis.

Applicants who do not meet the academic admissions requirements, including mature students, will be considered on a case by case basis. The Admissions Committee may offer conditional acceptance or suggest that the applicant engage as an Open Studies student in order to demonstrate their academic readiness before acceptance into a program. The Registrar’s Office may request further information at any point during the application process before an acceptance decision is made (educational assessments, references, etc.).

Conditional acceptance may consist of the following:

  • Students may be required to register for a reduced course load (8-12 credits or less) in the first semester. Student progress will be evaluated throughout the first semester to determine academic readiness.
  • Students may be required to meet regularly with an Academic Coach, Student Life, or other professionals as needed for support.

Students who have been home educated are eligible for admission with regular student status. Home educated applicants can demonstrate their academic readiness in two ways:

  1. Graduating with a Provincial Diploma
    If your grade 12 studies are officially registered with your province’s Ministry of Education, the Admissions Office will need to receive an official transcript from the province.
  2. Graduating without a Provincial Diploma
    If applicants are not registered with their province, they will be considered for admission on the basis of one or more of the following assessment tools:

    1. Home Educated Learner Transcript
      • Applicants must submit an official transcript from an outside party such as a home educator’s organization or school board with details of all grade 11 and 12 courses taken.
      • We also accept independent third-party examinations, including standardized achievement tests such as:
        1. SAT Test (www.collegeboard.com) – Minimum average of 1100
        2. ACT Test (www.act.org) – Minimum score of 24
        3. GED (General Education Diploma) – Minimum score of 500 (with no less than 450 in any of the 5 individual tests)
      • Each applicant must submit transcripts for courses taken at other post-secondary institutions.
    2. Educational Portfolio
      • A complete list of high school subjects completed, with grades (independent third party statement of grades preferred).
      • Each applicant must submit a 3-page (double spaced) writing sample. The paper must demonstrate the student’s ability to research and think critically as well as his or her English composition skills. The assignment should cover a topic related to a field such as Bible, History, Christian Studies, or English; as opposed to Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics. This paper can come from the student’s final year of education (grade 12 equivalent) or it can be written specifically for the sake of admission to the college.
      • A resume that includes other training, work experience, volunteer experience, etc.

The Admissions Office will judge whether a portfolio is sufficient for acceptance.

Re-entry students are those who have been away from MCS for more than one year (12 months). We understand that students may step away from study for a period time for a variety of reasons. We are committed to helping students re-engage with MCS when the time is right.

To Continue as a Re-Entry Student:

  1. Review the admissions requirements and process.
  2. Complete the form here if you have been away for ONLY one semester.
  3. Submit transcripts for any other post-secondary education you have completed since you last studied at MCS.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the application process as a re-entry student.

If it has been less than one year since you’ve studied at MCS, and you wish to continue your studies, please contact the Registrar’s office.

If you are an international student, please go to our International Student Admissions page.

The language of instruction and examination at Master’s College & Seminary is English. In order for students to understand, communicate, and be successful in our programs, an acceptable level of academic English is required.

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency to be considered for admittance into one of our programs.

Master’s College & Seminary will accept any of the following language proficiency tests:

  • TOEFL iBT – Test of English as a Foreign Language
    • Internet Based: 86
    • Minimum individual scores of:
      • Reading: 19
      • Listening: 19
      • Speaking: 19
      • Writing: 19
    • The Master’s College & Seminary institution code is: 1507. Students who want to submit this test to us will need this code.
  • IELTS (Academic) – International English Language Testing System
    • Overall Band Score: 6.5
    • Minimum individual scores of:
      • Reading: 6
      • Listening: 6
      • Speaking: 6
      • Writing: 6
  • CanTEST – Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees
    • Overall Score: 4.5
    • Minimum individual scores of:
      • Reading: 4.5
      • Listening: 4.5
      • Speaking: 4
      • Writing: 4
  • CAEL – Canadian Academic English Language Assessment
    • Overall Score: 70
    • Minimum individual scores of:
      • Reading: 60
      • Listening: 60
      • Speaking: 60
      • Writing: 60

Ready to begin?

Follow the steps below!

College Application

For Canadian Students

1. Fill out the online application and submit it.

2. Check your inbox for a confirmation email from Populi.

*If you have not received anything after 5 business days, email us at registration@mcs.edu

3. Submit your application fee and wait to hear from us.

*The application fee is non-refundable.

We will follow up on the status of your application within 2 business days.

*This application is for Canadian students only. If you are not a Canadian student, visit our page for International Students.