Admission Process | Cincinnati Christian University

Admission Process

The basic requirement for admission into Cincinnati Bible Seminary is a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

CBS seeks to admit students with high academic ability. At the same time the Seminary realizes that this is not all that is necessary to be successful in church-related vocations. Therefore, the Seminary is also concerned with spiritual, moral and personal character as well as the potential for success in ministry, and therefore requires references for each applicant.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester – July 1

Spring Semester – December 10

All applicant paperwork (official transcripts, test scores, etc.) must be submitted by the application deadline.

Prospective Students interested in enrolling at Cincinnati Bible Seminary should complete the following items:

Submit your CBS application online. Click here to access the online application.

Submit a non-refundable $40 application fee. You may pay online here or mail a check payable to Cincinnati Christian University (Seminary Admissions, 2700 Glenway Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45204).

Request official college transcripts be sent to the Admissions Office. Transcripts should indicate your Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale and class rank. Applicants should hold a 2.5 cumulative GPA reflected in most recent academic study for official admission. The admission process is not complete until final transcripts are received. All transcripts must be sent directly from the school to the Admissions Office.

Have a minister, counselor, or mentor complete CBS’s Spiritual Reference. The form can be downloaded here. The form should be mailed/faxed to CCU by the reference. NOTE: family members are not eligible to act as a reference.

Write and submit a three to five page history and goals statement. The paper should reflect, events or circumstances which have brought the applicant to this point in life, academic and career goals, how this degree program fits into those plans.

Admission to Cincinnati Bible Seminary is not guaranteed, and is dependent upon the quality of the submitted application.

Send all application materials to:

Cincinnati Bible Seminary Admissions 2700 Glenway Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45204 USA

For specific enrollment questions, contact us at (513) 244-8102.