I am interested in applying to the Josephinum. What do I do now?
If you have not already done so, contact the Vocations Director in your diocese. He will be able to offer support and guidance throughout the application process.
What is involved in the application and admission process?
Prospective applicants and the individuals assisting them, such as pastors and vocations directors, may find an outline of the process, as well as information on pre-discernment, admission guidelines, applicant requisites, irregularities and impediments, and admission procedures and policies, in the Application and Admission Guidelines for the Priestly Formation Program booklets.
May I visit the Josephinum before deciding whether or not to apply?
Yes! Twice during the academic year, the Josephinum hosts a Live-In weekend for high school juniors and seniors and college students who are interested in learning more about the seminary. Visits to the Josephinum outside of Live-In weekends are also welcomed and encouraged; the Dean of Seminary Life is available to coordinate your visit.
How many seminarians attend the Josephinum?
Enrollment at the Josephinum has increased steadily during the past six years. In 2013-2014, more than 200 seminarians were enrolled.
What takes place after an application and the necessary forms have been submitted?
Once the necessary paperwork is one file, an Admission Committee reviews the application and related forms.
Does the Josephinum accept students who are not discerning the Catholic priesthood?
To fulfill its mission of educating men for the priesthood, the Josephinum must maintain a seminary focus and identity. Nevertheless, in some instances a qualified person not seeking ordination is admitted as a commuter student. The request for such admission is handled on an individual basis and must have the approval of the admissions committee.