Tour the Online Application | Hartford Seminary

Tour the Online Application

Your basic biographic information is captured on the opening page of the on-line application.

You must select one particular program to which to apply; each program has unique standards and requirements for the application process. If you are uncertain, contact a member of our Admissions staff for guidance at

Please identify all institutions you have attended after high school or secondary school, whether or not you completed a degree through your study. We also require official transcripts to be sent from all of these institutions. (“Search for Institution” is a limited list; if you do not find your prior places of study, please input the information.)

We ask that you share with us your current and historical workplaces so we can understand how life beyond the classroom has prepared you for theological study. You  may opt instead to submit a resume via email to

Please submit the contact information for your references. Note that submission of these names and addresses does not mean they are contacted by Hartford Seminary. You must reach out to your references, share with them the reference form (, and follow-up to ensure this is completed. The number of reference letters required will depend on the program to which you are applying.

Your personal statement is your opportunity to share your story, your motivation for theological education, and your aspirations. The length of your statement is determined by the program to which you are applying, and your writing, while personal, should reflect your capacity for graduate-level study. We recommend you compose your statement in a Word document so that your work can be saved and revised throughout the application process. You can then copy and paste your statement into the box provided. If you have challenges with this step, submit your statement via email to

The “Additional Questions” page includes both required and optional questions about your intended way of studying at Hartford Seminary, as well as your personal identity.

The final step is to submit your completed application and pay your application fee.


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