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The Admission Process

Welcome Prospective Students
Columbia Evangelical Seminary welcomes you to explore the educational opportunities we offer to prospective undergraduate students, graduate students, and doctoral students. As a Christian institution, CES expects students to take seriously the institution's commitment to our strong academic and spiritual values. Academically, CES seeks to promote high scholastic standards. Regarding our spiritual values, CES rests securely in the Christian faith as described in our Statement of Faith.

To download an Application form, see Admissions Application

Tuition Costs & Fees


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For our Methods of Tuition Payments that are available to our students, see Tuition Payment Methods

Tuition fees are subject to change without notice. However, the tuition rates under which a student enrolls shall remain the same for that student throughout his or her program unless the student has enrolled under Tuition Payment Method # 4, or unless the student becomes inactive and returns later to resume studies. In that case, the latest tuition rates shall apply when the student's file and studies are reactivated at a later time.

Fees for Ministry-Experience Credit - Sample Portfolio (PDF)
The cost of Ministry-Experience-Credit transfer is non-refundable. It is the fee for the administrative time expended to convert the Ministry-Experience into transferable credits and is not to be confused with regular tuition fees. The fee for these credits is the same rate the normal tuition rate. To have your ministry experience assessed for credit, you must submit your portfolio with your application. For a sample portfolio, click here: Sample Portfolio (PDF)

Discount: Students may receive a 40% cost reduction for the Ministry-Experience-Credit transfer if they pay for the transfer of these credits in full at the time of enrollment, along with their initial tuition payment. If students desire, these credits can be applied to the student's overall degree program, but the charge will be the same as the regular tuition rate. Students may pay for all or part of the Ministry-Experience-Credit transfer at the time of enrollment and receive a 40% reduction on those ministry credits.

Incidental Fees
Other expenses students may incur will be from such things as text books (we do not supply text books) and other research sources such as CDs, DVDs, audio and video lectures, photo copying, faxes, telephone, email, and, if desired, travel. Also, students are responsible for the cost of postage for submitting work and other correspondence to and from the school and to and from their mentors, although much of this can be done via email.

The CES Refund Policy
Can be reviewed at
Refund Policy and Procedure of Withdrawal.

CES GRADUATE (next degree) SCHOLARSHIP = CES-Grad Scholarship
All CES Degree graduates who re-enroll for another degree within one month of completing their degree will receive a 5% scholarship on the next degree. This is applicable only to subsequent degrees that have at least 32 credits to complete.

All CES Certificate graduates who re-enroll for a degree within one month of completing their Certificate will receive a 5% scholarship on their degree; this is not applicable to a second Certificate. This is applicable only to subsequent degrees that have at least 32 credits to complete.

English Language Requirement
Applicants who are not native English speakers are required to demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting satisfactory TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores taken within two years prior to the date of application. The minimal computer based score is 250 (MAA 280 or better). Information about TOEFL may be obtained from or:

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