Admission Requirements

Completed application, official transcript (high school or institution of higher learning), letters of recommendation (Master’s program), and letter of intent are to be submitted prior to the start of the Spring or Fall semester. To be admitted, all candidates are required to pay the $35.00 registration fee, non-refundable


Guilford School of Theology is committed to quality of educational opportunities and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, national or ethnic origin, color, sex, age, disability or religious preference in its educational programs or activities. This commitment is in keeping with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. GST complies with the Privacy Act for Students, Statue 20 US Code, Section 1232g and regulations adopted and pursuant thereto.


The Registration/Processing fee is $35.00, non-refundable. This remittance of $35.00 must be paid by check or money order (payable to Guilford School of Theology). Fees MUST accompany your application. There will be a service charge of $25.00 on all returned checks. There are no additional charges for matriculation, life credits, diplomas/degrees, or graduation fees. There are additional fees for catalogs or transcripts requested. Official transcripts are $5.00 per copy. After the first year, all transcripts requested are at the cost of $15.00. Students will receive a catalog at admission; any additional catalogs are at a cost of $15.00.


Guilford School of Theology will refund 75% of a student’s tuition if he/she withdraws from the class one week after the class has officially begun. Students will be required to submit his/her withdrawal in writing. Tuition is subject to change.


Guilford School of Theology will accept all transfer academic credits you have earned from other accredited schools and Theological schools*. The Faculty Review Board will also evaluate credits from secular schools and acknowledge career-based life/work/ministry experience. You may have years of part-time work in Christian service which would be of credit value.

*Note: Your transcripts from schools attended do not have to accompany the application; they may be requested, in writing, to be mailed to the GST Registrar.

Traditional colleges and Accrediting Agencies have established the following guidelines for the maximum credit received for life/work/ministry:

• Bachelor Degree - 25% or 30 credit hours • Master Degree - 10% or 10 credit hours

There is no charge for transfer credits to GST. Certificates, diplomas, grades, CEU credits and U.S. Military Service are also given consideration. Theological Theses, published or unpublished, will be considered. One may have more academic/life experience credits than the minimum required, many applicants do. But no matter the number of credits it is the policies of GST that the student must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 64 credit hours to earn the desired bachelor’s degree and 24 credit hours for master’s degree. All work for transfer credit must be at least a “C” grade and will be treated as semester hours earned. The grades a student earned on transferred work will not be recorded on the academic transcript of the student’s work at GST and will not count toward the student’s grade point average (GPA).

The Faculty Review Board will carefully evaluate your application; you will promptly receive a competent, qualified evaluation report.


We Are Accredited !

Accreditation and Membership

Guilford School of Theology (GST) holds Accreditation and Professional Membership with the following Accreditation bodies and Professional Associations.


  1. The American Institute of Clinical Psychotherapy (AICP), Laughlin Nevada.
  2. The National Educational Accrediting Board of Biblical Colleges, Inc. (NEABBC), Franklin, TN
  3. The International Association of Pastoral Psychologists (IAPP), Greensboro, NC.

Professional Membership

  1. Member of The American Counseling Association Alexandria, Virginia
  2. Member of The National Conference of Catechetical (Catholic) Leadership Washington, DC
  3. Member of American College Counseling Association