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Seminary Admissions Procedures

Those applicants seeking admission to the seminary program must furnish:

  • A completed and signed Seminary Division application form; Psychological evaluation by a psychologist experienced in testing candidates for the seminary. The testing center, or professional, must be approved by the school;
  • One page account (as called for by the application) describing the candidate’s life, the candidate’s process of discernment of his priestly vocation and commitment to celibacy;
  • Three letters of recommendation;
  • Letters of evaluation from the rector of each seminary previously attended;
  • Letters of evaluation from any diocese or religious community with which the candidate was or is associated;
  • Official certificates of candidate’s baptism and confirmation prepared within six months of the date of application, and a copy of the candidate’s parents’ marriage certificate;
  • Medical certificate of good health, stating the candidate is able to undertake studies for the priesthood and is free from contagious diseases (this must be prepared by a licensed physician within six months prior to application); HIV and drug testing required;
  • Academic transcripts of all post-secondary education, proof of the highest degree earned, and all standardized test results available (G.R.E. Institution code 3429). All must be official and issued directly to Holy Apostles Seminary;
  • Criminal background check
  • Non-refundable application fee.

All information may be obtained from, or sent to:
Holy Apostles
℅ Director of Seminary Admissions
Prospect Hill Road Cromwell, CT 06416-2005

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