Visiting
"As you prayerfully consider where you might be studying, I am delighted that you are considering Virginia Theological Seminary.  While the website will give you a sense of the Seminary, this is no substitute for a visit. Our eighty acre campus, nestled in the historic town of Alexandria, provides an environment for growth, learning, and community."
The Very Rev. Ian Markham
Dean and President
Information for Prospective Students:
The Admissions Office looks forward to hosting all Master's level applicants for a visit to the VTS campus to experience the rhythms of life in this community by attending worship and classes, and by interacting with students, faculty, and staff during the application process. 

Opportunities to visit campus (and, if you have applied, to have your admissions interview) are offered on specified days.  If you are unable to attending on one of the following scheduled visit days, please be in touch with us at admissions@vts.edu to make alternate arrangements.  

What to Expect on Visit Day:
On each of the visit days, prospective students will attend worship with the community, sit in on a class, have a tour of campus, complete their admissions interviews, enjoy meals in the refectory, and have opportunities to meet students and faculty.   We will provide your overnight accommodations for 1-2 nights as our guest in conjunction with your visit, and your meals will be provided in our refectory. 

Scheduling Admissions Interviews:
An Admissions Interview is a required part of the application process. Typically interviews are held when the prospective student visits campus. Individual admissions interviews will be scheduled for those who have requested them and who submit their complete application files to the VTS admissions office no later than two weeks ahead of the visit day.

However, in some cases prospective students may wish to visit campus before making application, to gather information and experience the community here so that they can then further discern whether VTS is the seminary they are being called to for their preparation for ordination.

If a prospective student visits VTS for an informational visit, and then subsequently decides to submit an application, it may be possible to arrange for a SKYPE or telephone interview, if a second trip to campus is not possible. Contact the Admissions Office for details.

Appointments with Admissions Office Staff:
It is also possible to make an appointment to meet with Admissions Office staff on a more informal basis, to ask questions and gather some preliminary information before committing to a day-long visit. These appointments would not include other activities. Please contact the admissions office at admissions@vts.edu to arrange an appointment to talk with a member of the admissions team.

The Metro is the best way to get around the city of Washington, DC. The closest Metro stop is the King Street Station which is about 3 miles in the direction of Old Town Alexandria. A cab ride to this station will cost around $9.00. A DASH bus ride to the station is $1.75

The Metro
Dash Bus
Old Town Alexandria is the historic district of the City of Alexandria. Alexandria was a colonial seaport established in 1724 and Old Town is now a lovely restored area with interesting sights, shops and restaurants. You can get there by catching the DASH bus right outside the Seminary Road gate (across the street). At the southern tip of Alexandria is Mount Vernon, the home of our most famous citizen, George Washington. (About a 15-minute car ride from the Seminary)

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3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22304  |  Phone: 703-370-6600 or 800-941-0083 | Employee Directory