How to Apply to Mid-America

A student seeking enrollment in Mid-America Reformed Seminary must file a formal application with the Registrar.

You can choose to apply online or download the PDFs of the application and letters of recommendation (we recommend using Internet Explorer or FireFox) and either mail them to the Seminary or email the pdfs to You will need Adobe Reader to view these files. If you do not have Reader, you can download it at the Adobe website.

Please address all admission materials to the attention of the Registrar, if mailing application. Mid-America has a rolling application process. The admissions comittee will review the application only after the entire application has been submitted. If you are concerned that you have not heard from us within a reasonable time, please contact the Registrar.

The application should be submitted by May 1 for enrollment in the fall semester, or by December 1 for enrollment in the spring semester.

Please submit all undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts. If you have not yet graduated, please request a current transcript (and send a final transcript after graduation). These must be official transcripts sent directly from the former institution to Mid-America Reformed Seminary in a sealed envelope.

Mid-America requires you to submit a Pastor's Reference, an Academic Reference, and a General Reference (M.Div General Reference, MTS General Reference). If you are applying for the Master of Divinity Program, you must also submit an Ecclesiastical Recommendation. (If an academic reference is unavailable, you may request permission to substitute a second general reference.) We suggest you give each person the recommendation/reference form with a stamped envelope addressed to the Registrar. They may also fax (to 219.864.2410) or email the forms (to

We would appreciate a recent photograph or snapshot of you, in order to get to know you a little better.

Application fee
The $40.00 (U.S. funds) application fee must accompany this application. The application fee will be waived for applications received before February 1 for fall semester enrollment.

Medical Questionnaire
Mid-America requires you to fill out a medical questionnaire, verifying that you are in physical and emotional condition to carry a full-time load of graduate studies.

A personal interview is ordinarily required. Contact the Registrar to make the necessary arrangements.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Application
If you wish to be considered for financial aid, please submit the financial aid application. This application is also used to apply for scholarships.

Tuition Deposit
A $100 tuition deposit is due within 30 days of notification of admission. This tuition deposit will be applied as a tuition credit on registration day and is non-refundable.