Admission to International Theological Seminary is based
solely on the student's ability to satisfactorily complete the academic
requirements. Other factors include the individuals Christian experience,
call to ministry, and moral character. An enrollment application
form is provided online.
Evaluations provide a potential student with a clear idea of the level in which the individuals Christian experience, and previous education will benefit him or her.
Enrollment ProceduresAll enrollment information may be obtained from this site, or by contacting ITS by phone, fax or e-mail. All official enrollments require:
Credit TransfersITS accepts credits from approved Colleges or Seminaries. A minimum grade of "C" will be accepted.
Advanced Standing Credits (Life Experience)Potential students with extensive ministerial experience may be granted credits based on their experience. Life experience credits may only be counted up to 25% of a total degree program. Students are required to satisfactorily complete all prerequisites and required courses regardless of Life Experience credit.
Tuition payments for degree programsInternational Theological Seminary does not charge tuition based on an hourly credit basis. Instead, students enroll into a degree program. Programs have a set tuition which does not change as long as the student remains in good standing with ITS and has faithfully followed the tuition payment procedures. For more information on degree programs and tuition costs consult the Academic Programs section.
Tuition payments for Individual coursesStudents may enroll on a non-credit, individual class basis at a cost of $50.00 per credit hour. Tuition does not include applicable enrollment, book or shipping fees. Full tuition, book costs and enrollment fee are due for individual classes prior to the beginning of any class.
Students may change to a degree program at a later date for a transfer fee of $50.00. Completed courses qualify for credit, but paid fees are not applicable toward degree tuition.
Types of PaymentITS accepts cash, credit card or check payments. Tuition may be paid in one full payment at time of enrollment or in monthly installments.
Monthly InstallmentsThe monthly installment program is designed to give students an opportunity to begin a degree program without delay. Payments are for tuition fees only and do not include books and fees.
Cost to begin the program include:
A maximum of twenty-four payments is accepted for any single degree program. All payments are consecutive and must be paid by check or credit card on an automatic withdraw basis. Students must complete and submit an "automatic payments withdraw" form at the time of enrollment. The form is located in the information packet, or the student can obtain one from the ITS main office. If a student does not complete his/her degree within the time of the agreed upon pay plan, a maintenance fee of $20.00 per month will be charged until the student graduates.
Book FeesAll books must be purchased from ITS before beginning a course. Book fees vary by course. Shipping charges will be added to each order.
Graduation FeeA graduation fee of $100.00 is required for each degree issued by ITS. The graduation fee is due no later than 30 days before the student is scheduled to graduate.
Delinquent paymentsPayments which are delinquent by more than ten days will be charged a late fee of $20.00. Payments delinquent by more than sixty days will require the student to reenroll unless previous arrangements have been made with the ITS financial department.
Refund PolicyStudents are entitled to a refund for the cost of tuition only. Enrollment fee, books, shipping, licensing and credential dues are non-refundable. Refunds may be received from date of students acceptance letter as follows:
Refund requests must be submitted in writing to:International Theological Seminary
5415 26th St. W.
Bradenton, FL. 34207.
Returned check policyAny check that is returned for insufficient funds will be subject to a $20.00 service charge. A second occurrence will result in the student being required to pay by cash, credit card or money order.
TranscriptsTo ITS: Students submitting transfer credits must contact all prior educational establishments and provide ITS with official transcripts.
From ITS: A transcript of credits received at ITS will be issued by the Registrar's Office upon a receipt of a written request from the student. Transcripts are not issued until all academic and financial requirements have been met. Transcript fee is $5.00.
Dismissal PolicyInternational Theological Seminary reserves the right to suspend, dismiss or place on probation any student whose academic standing, financial obligation, progress or conduct is less than satisfactory.
Re-admissionAny student desiring re-admission to ITS is subject to approval from the Admissions office. The enrollment fee is required for students reenrollment after an inactive period of one year. All students who wish to reenroll must request readmittance in writing.
Notice of NondescrimintationInternational Theological Seminary admits male or female students of any race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to students by our administrative or educational policies.