At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.
Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.
Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.
At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.
Grand Rapids Theological Seminary welcomes individuals seeking advanced education in Bible, theology, counseling or ministry without a specific degree objective. If that is your desire, you can apply as a non-degree student, and you will have two possible paths:
Students are permitted to take a maximum of 12 credits under the non-degree enrollment status.
When you are ready to apply to GRTS, the application process is easy to navigate. Our application forms are all available online and there is no application fee. On your application:
New students must provide official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate colleges attended. A minimum of a 2.5 GPA is required for admission. All transcripts must be sent from the originating schools directly to the Grand Rapids Theological Seminary’s Admissions Office:
GRTS Admissions Office
1001 E. Beltline, NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Electronic transcripts can be sent to Grand Rapids Theological Seminary directly from the school via an electronic transfer service such as eScrip, National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment to the following email email@example.com.
Once you have been accepted and registered for classes, you will receive a bill in the mail shortly before the start of the semester. Audit students will only have to pay $99. Non-degree students will pay full tuition. You have three payment options:
Timothy Bassett (M.A. ’19)
The diversity at GRTS has caused me to be slower to speak and quicker to listen. I’ve learned that my perspective is not always the majority nor is it the correct one. I’ve appreciated that element to my education here.
There’s so much to look forward to once you join us on campus, including orientation and our annual fall cookout. Here are some other dates to keep in mind as you move forward in the enrollment process.
Grand Rapids Theological Seminary is dedicated to training pastors, counselors, ministry leaders, missionaries and educators for serving wherever God leads. As you discern whether seminary is your next step, we invite you to attend an online information session, seminary preview event visit event or schedule a personal visit.
*All on-campus GRTS events operate under the guidelines set out by the state and our university COVID-19 task force. We will take every necessary measure to ensure the safety of attendees and our campus community.
New Student Orientation (NSO) for the Fall 2020 semester will have both online and on-campus components.
NSO, like all GRTS events, will operate under the guidelines set out by the state and our university COVID-19 task force. We will take every necessary measure to ensure the safety of attendees and our campus community.
For students beginning in the Spring 2021 semester, NSO will take place on Jan. 15.
At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we have a group of dedicated counselors who want to guide you through the admissions process every step of the way. They will assist you in developing a personalized plan forward in the process and answer any questions you may have. Reach out to your counselor today and introduce yourself.