Undergraduate Admissions

Prospective Student Services:

Prospective students who would like to visit Southwestern may call to schedule a campus tour. Southwestern will provide lodging for one night and a meal with faculty/staff while prospective students are here. A full campus tour will be provided along with an opportunity to visit with admissions counselors and faculty members.

Prospective students will be able to learn first-hand about life on the campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Scarborough College, as well as life in the Fort Worth/Dallas area.

To arrange a visit and learn the specific details of being our guest, please contact:

Office of Recruiting
Scarborough College
P.O. Box 22740
Fort Worth TX 76122-0740
Call us at 1-800-SWBTS-01 or 817-923-1921, ext. 2700

Or e-mail us at admissions@swbts.edu

The application process can be completed online.

Admissions Policies and Processes:

Who can (or should) attend Scarborough College?

Certain general credentials must be present in a prospective student’s life for admission to Scarborough College. In its admission policies, the College assumes the student is able to provide testimony of a salvation experience and Christian commitment, has been identified as a prospective minister by announced intent, proven conduct in accordance with Christian standards set forth in the Bible, active church involvement, and unqualified approval from the church where they are currently members. Some of these credentials include:

  • Commitment to the Christian faith
  • Evidence of a desire to serve the Lord and the church
  • Moral integrity
  • Emotional stability so as to be able to fill leadership responsibilities in church life
  • Potential for responsible Christian ministry
  • Record of solid academic achievement
  • Promise of continued intellectual and spiritual growth
  • Proficiency in English or the language in which the program is taught

Who must apply to attend Scarborough College?

Individuals seeking admission into any course of study at the College must submit an application for admission through the Office of Admissions. All supporting documents that are part of the admissions application must be received before an admission decision will be made. Registration for classes will be possible only after the Admissions Committee has granted approval for admission.

How early must I apply for admission to Scarborough College?

Applications may be received up to 12 months prior to the beginning of the semester you intend to enroll. If you delay enrollment for more than one semester, you will be asked to complete an updated application before once again being accepted for admission.

Qualified high school students may complete one class per semester as a junior and up to two classes per semester as a senior. Tuition for the first class is waived for high school students.

Who should delay submitting an application to Scarborough College?

Students who have been divorced for less than two calendar years or who are currently separated are usually not accepted. The Admissions committee may also take theological, ethical, and other issues into consideration for acceptance.

Individuals who have been convicted of a crime, other than a traffic violation or a similar misdemeanor where only a fine was assessed, should wait a minimum of two calendar years after the sentence has been served (including probation) before submitting an application.

What is included in the application for admission?

The basic application for admission to the College includes:

  • Application form which calls for basic demographic information and a statement of Christian commitment.
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $35.00.
  • Church endorsement form completed by the church where you are currently a member. If the endorsement covers a period of membership for less than one year, an additional church endorsement from a second church is required by the Admissions Committee. For student fee purposes, denominational affiliation is determined by the church endorsement form submitted with the application.
  • Personal references must be submitted from a minister of your church and two from persons who have known you for more than one year, such as a teacher, an employer, or a non-family friend.
  • Official transcripts from high school and/or college. SAT, ACT, or THEA/TASP scores must be provided separately if they are not included on the high school or college transcript.
  • Spouse/fiancé(e) information is required for applicants who are engaged or married.
  • Immunization history form is required for applicants who are younger than 22 years of age.
  • Any additional information requested by the Office of Admissions will be considered a supporting document and must be received before the application will be considered complete.

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