Apply to Horizon Seminary today!

Join countless students from one of Canada’s top seminary schools who have embarked upon a quest to learn and practice real-life ministry skills as you train and grow in Christian leadership.

Before You Apply

Make sure you have read ALL the requirements pertaining to you. Applicants must meet the basic requirements as stated in the current Horizon College & Seminary Admissions Policies, as outlined below:

All applicants:

  • Clearly display strong Christian character and values.
  • Must testify to a definite experience of Christian conversion, demonstrate their commitment to a life of Christian discipleship, and provide evidence of an approved Christian character that is free from questionable habits and practices.
  • Complete and submit all portions of the online application. Submission of the application does not guarantee admission. The online application includes submission of:
    • Original transcripts
    • Pastoral Reference & Personal Reference
  • Will agree to be subject to the rules and regulations of the Seminary as stated in the Seminary Student Handbook, including the Code of Conduct.

Horizon Seminary reserves the right to deny admission of any individual who refuses to embrace the doctrines and practices of the community at Horizon College and Seminary.

Horizon Seminary seeks to ensure that people who are admitted to a graduate program find success in their studies. For this reason, we provide three pathways for entrance to our programs:

  • Undergraduate degree: Students who have an undergraduate degree (with a cumulative grade point average [GPA] of 2.5 or higher) may enter a graduate degree program at Horizon Seminary.
  • Degree equivalency: Students who have completed 90 credit hours of accredited undergraduate courses (with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher) may receive degree equivalency, which allows them to enter a graduate degree program at Horizon Seminary.
  • Certificates: Students who are 25 years or older and who have professional work experience may be considered for admission to Horizon Seminary without an accredited undergraduate degree or its equivalent. To do so, a student would first complete a six-course Graduate Certificate from Horizon Seminary (or the equivalent of a Graduate Certificate). After successful completion of the certificate (or its equivalent), with a 2.7 cumulative GPA or higher, the student may apply to a Graduate Degree program.

No more than 15% of students will be accepted to a degree program who do not have an undergraduate degree or degree equivalency.

  • Acceptance of the general Seminary application (as per above)
  • Completion of an additional screening application, specific to the MA in Pastoral Counselling program. This will be provided by Admissions once the general Seminary application has been accepted.
  • Original Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search (Must be issued within the last 60 days).

If you are an international student, please go to our International Student Admissions page.

Re-entry students are those who have been away from Horizon College & Seminary for more than one year (12 months). We understand that students may step away from study for a period time for a variety of reasons. We are committed to helping students re-engage with Horizon College & Seminary when the time is right.

To Continue as a Re-Entry Student:

  1. Review the admissions requirements and process.
  2. Complete the Re-Entry Application that can be found here.
  3. Submit transcripts for any other post-secondary education you have completed since you last studied at HCS.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the application process as a re-entry student.

If it has been less than one year since you’ve studied at Horizon College & Seminary, and you wish to continue your studies, please contact the Registrar’s office.

If you are an international student, please go to our International Student Admissions page.

The language of instruction and examination at Horizon College & Seminary is English. In order for students to understand, communicate, and be successful in our programs, an acceptable level of academic English is required.

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency to be considered for admittance into one of our programs.

Horizon College & Seminary will accept any of the following language proficiency tests:

  • TOEFL iBT – Test of English as a Foreign Language
    • Internet Based: 86
    • Minimum individual scores of:
      • Reading: 19
      • Listening: 19
      • Speaking: 19
      • Writing: 19
    • The Horizon College & Seminary institution code is: 6351. Students who want to submit this test to us will need this code.
  • IELTS (Academic) – International English Language Testing System
    • Overall Band Score: 6.5
    • Minimum individual scores of:
      • Reading: 6
      • Listening: 6
      • Speaking: 6
      • Writing: 6
  • CanTEST – Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees
    • Overall Score: 4.5
    • Minimum individual scores of:
      • Reading: 4.5
      • Listening: 4.5
      • Speaking: 4
      • Writing: 4
  • CAEL – Canadian Academic English Language Assessment
    • Overall Score: 70
    • Minimum individual scores of:
      • Reading: 60
      • Listening: 60
      • Speaking: 60
      • Writing: 60
  • Other Resources for English as a Second Language:

Ready to begin?

Follow the steps below!

Seminary Application

For Canadian Students

Fill out the online application form and submit it.

Apply Online

The Registrar’s Office will review the academic, professional and ministry background of each applicant to determine a learning pathway that will suit the interests and educational needs of each student.

2. Check your inbox for a confirmation email from Populi.

*If you have not received anything after 5 business days, contact our Academic Administrative Assistant, Keldy at

3. Submit your application fee and wait to hear from us.

*The application fee is non-refundable.

We will follow up on the status of your application within 2 business days.

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*This application is for Canadian students only. If you are not a Canadian student, visit our page for International Students.