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Application & Forms

Application for admission to the Pontifical College Josephinum is made only after the individual obtains sponsorship from his diocese or religious community. Applicants must conform to all requirements and policies of the admissions process.

The admissions committee will review each completed application promptly, and the rector/president will inform the applicant of the status of his application. Only candidates who meet the requirements for acceptance will be considered by the admissions committee for admission in the fall semester of that year.

Application for admission as a seminarian into the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Theology at the Josephinum is made to:

Admissions

Pontifical College Josephinum

7625 North High Street

Columbus, Ohio 43235-1498

 

In order for the Pontifical College Josephinum to consider an application, the following documents and forms must be reviewed and/or completed.


College of Liberal Arts & Pre-Theology Program
Forms and requirements are listed here. For more detailed information about the admissions process, please consult the Application and Admission Guidelines for College/Pre-Theology Booklet. A College/Pre-Theology Checklist also may be downloaded to further assist with the admissions process.


Ecclesial/Institutional Documentation

  1. College/Pre-Theology Application Form
  2. Non-Refundable Application Fee of $75.00
  3. College/Pre-Theology Canonical Suitability Profile Interview
  4. College/Pre-Theology Declaration of Freedom
  5. College/Pre-Theology Completed Psychological Assessment Procedures (includes Permission to Release Information Forms)
  6. College/Pre-Theology Chronological Log Form
  7. College/Pre-Theology Autobiography
  8. Letter of Sponsorship from (Arch)Diocese or Religious Superior
  9. College/Pre-Theology Recommendation from any Previous Rector
  10. Formation Reports from any previous seminaries or formation programs
  11. Applicants Coming from High School: Recommendation Letter from a Professor or Instructor
  12. Applicants Coming from Post-Secondary School: Recommendation Letter from a Professor or Instructor
  13. Certificates of Baptism and Confirmation
  14. Applicant's Record Request Form (to request transcript from previous institution)
  15. Recommendation by Pastor
  16. Recommendation by Vocation Director
  17. Recommendation Form, Non Specific

Academic Documentation

  1. Official Copy of High School Transcript with Graduation Date or GED Scores
  2. Official ACT or SAT test results (not required for those with a BA degree)
  3. Official copies of all post secondary transcripts
  4. Military Education Documentation

Legal Documentation

  1. Official Copy of Birth Certificate
  2. Notarized Copy of Passport or Driver's License
  3. Criminal Background Check
  4. Copy of Honorable Military Discharge or Retirement

Health Documentation and Photo

  1. College/Pre-Theology Medical Examination Form
  2. Recent photograph (headshot) of the candidate


School of Theology Seminary Program

Forms and requirements are listed here. For more detailed information about the admissions process, please consult the Application and Admission Guidelines for School of Theology Booklet. A Theology Checklist also may be downloaded to further assist with the admissions process.

  1. Theology Application Form
  2. Non-Refundable Application Fee of $75.00
  3. Theology Canonical Suitability Profile Interview
  4. Theology Declaration of Freedom
  5. Theology Psychological Assessment Procedures (includes Permission to Release Information Forms)
  6. Theology Chronological Log Form
  7. Theology Autobiography Form
  8. Letter of Sponsorship from (Arch)Diocese or Religious Superior
  9. Recommendation Letter from any Previous Rectors
  10. Formation Reports from any pervious seminaries/formation programs
  11. Applicants Coming from Post-Secondary School: Recommendation Letter from a Professor or Instructor
  12. Certificates of Baptism and Confirmation
  13. Applicant's Record Request Form (to request transcript from previous institution)
  14. Recommendation by Pastor
  15. Recommendation by Vocation Director
  16. Recommendation Form, Non Specific

Academic Documentation

  1. Official Copy of High School Transcript with Graduation Date or GED Scores
  2. Official ACT or SAT test results (not required for those with a BA degree)
  3. Official copies of all post secondary transcripts
  4. Military Education Documentation

Legal Documentation

  1. Official Copy of Birth Certificate
  2. Notarized Copy of Passport or Driver's License
  3. Criminal Background Check
  4. Copy of Honorable Military Discharge or Retirement

Health Documentation and Photo

  1. Theology Medical Form
  2. Recent photograph (headshot) of the candidate

 

Information for Current & Newly Accepted Seminarians

General Information Sheet - College of Liberal Arts
General Information Sheet - Pre-Theology Program and School of Theology