Information for Prospective Student Visitors: The Admissions Department 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, to worship, attend classes and meet students, faculty and staff at least once in the application process.
We are offering opportunities to visit campus and to have admissions interviews on specified days.
The schedule of visit days is listed below:
Registration for these visit days will be available in August
Wednesday, September 20th
Friday, November 10th- Fall Visit Day
Wednesday, December 6th Spring 2018
Friday, February 2nd
Friday, February 16-18- Spring Visit Weekend
Monday, February 26
Wednesday, March 7
Monday, March 12
Wednesday, March 28
Wednesday, April 4
Wednesday, April 11th
Monday, April 16th
Friday, April 20th
Wednesday, April 25th,
Monday, April 30th
Monday, May 7th
On each of the visit days, prospective students will attend worship with the community, sit in on a class, have a tour of campus, enjoy meals in the refectory, and have opportunities to meet students and faculty. We will provide overnight accommodations for 1-2 nights as our guest in conjunction with your visit, and your meals will be provided in our refectory. 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.
Informational Visits and Admissions Interview scheduling
An Admissions Interview is a required part of the application process. Typically interviews are held when the prospective student visits campus. As mentioned above, these can be arranged with advanced notice and when all application materials have been received at least two weeks prior to the visit.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
to arrange individual appointments to talk with a member of the admissions team.