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Basic Degree Application
To what program are you applying:
(Please note that all six of these programs are at the graduate level)
Master of Divinity
Master of Divinity (Special) *please see note further down
Master of Divinity (Pioneer Ministries Track)
Master of Theological Studies
Master of Theological Studies in Urban & International Development
Diploma in Christian Studies
Certificate in Anglican Studies
*if you indicated above that you are applying to the Master of Divinity (Special) program, you must have the equivalent of one year of undergraduate studies with a "B" average, and the sponsorship of a bishop of the Anglican Communion. A written endorsement must be submitted by the Bishop or diocesan representative, addressed to Wycliffe's Basic Degree Director.
Proposed Status in this program:
Full-time (4 to 6 courses per semester)
Part-time (1 to 3 courses per semester)
Do you intend to take online courses?
Date of Birth (yy/mm/dd):
If you are not a Canadian citizen,
on what date did you enter the country?
Country of citizenship:
Social Insurance Number
U of T Id #
Home Phone Number:
Work Phone Number:
Proposed date of entrance:
(Be specific, eg. Not 'Anglican' but 'Anglican Church of Canada', not 'Baptist' but 'BCOQ'):
Current Church Denomination:
Current Church City:
Have you been baptized?
Have you been confirmed?
Are you seeking ordination?
I am already ordained
Are you a postulant of an Anglican diocese?
Yes, I am a member of
Have you met with ACPO or another denominational interview board?
(Although you are not obligated to do so, you may mail us a copy of their evaluation.)
If you are not seeking ordination, what is your vocational goal once you complete your degree?
I have previously attended the following universities:
Have you previously applied to TST or U of T?
Employment History, Languages & Interests
Is English your native language?
No, it is:
Please note: if your native lanaguage is not English and you do not have a degree from an accedited university where English is the language of instruction, you must take the TOEFL. A minimum TOEFL score of 580 is required in order to be considered for admission to Wycliffe.
What other languages do you speak fluently?
What are your extra-curricular interests? (Musical talents, hobbies, sports, etc.)?
Full-time students (and in some cases, part-time students) are eligible to apply for bursary assistance from Wycliffe College.
Do you require a bursary application form?
To what extent can you finance your theological studies?
Stackhouse Scholarships are available to theological students who are studying in the ordination stream and are endorsed by a diocese of the Anglican Church. To qualify, the student must complete the bursary application form and must also be receiving significant financial support from the diocese and/or parish. Provided that at least a "B" average is maintained, the $3,000 scholarship will be paid each year of the three year program.
Do you plan to apply for a single residence room at Wycliffe?
Do you wish to be considered for family student housing at Wycliffe?
Do you recognize and respect that Wycliffe has a distinctive ethos expressed in the Six principles and the statement of moral vision?
How did you find out about Wycliffe College?
Centre for Lay Education
Please answer the following six questions. Answers need not be a specific length, but usually range from about 200-500 words each.
1. What experiences have you had in Christian service? In what ways, if any have they helped you grow in your faith and sense of vocation?
2. What strengths do you believe you have?
3. Of what personal weaknesses are you aware?
4. What have been your most important formative experiences and relationships in your Christian life?
5. In your judgment, does your academic record accurately reflect your ability? If not, why not?
6. The basic degree program involves rigorous academic training, direction in personal and spiritual growth, regular chapel worship, participation in and contribution to the Wycliffe community, and - for Master of Divinity students - supervised pastoral experience. Please indicate why you feel you are ready for this program.
Please provide the names of three people well acquainted with you, who have agreed to provide letters of reference for you. One referee should be a member of the clergy, and another should be able to comment on your academic ability. If you are not well acquainted with any of your former university professors, please attempt to choose someone who has taught you in some capacity.
Reference 1 (Clergy)
Relationship to you:
Reference 2 (Academic)
Relationship to you:
Reference 3 (Other)
Relationship to you:
A cover letter and standard form will be sent by The Admissions Office directly to each of these three people. Reference can also be completed through email, should your references have online access. Within two weeks of submitting your application to Wycliffe College, please contact each reference to ensure that the request has been received and will be returned shortly.
A non-refundable application fee of CDN $50 made payable to Wycliffe College must be sent to Wycliffe College within a week of submitting this application. This fee cannot be waived.
While you are not required to do so, you may include a recent photograph with your application fee.
Original, official transcripts of all university work to date must be sent directly from the institution(s) where you studied to: The Admissions Office, Wycliffe College, 5 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1H7 CANADA.
Transcripts issued to the student will not be accepted
An official transcript with your results must be mailed directly to The Admissions Office at Wycliffe.
The final stage of the application process for Master of Divinity applicants is an interview. Local applicants will be interviewed at Wyclife College by The Admissions Committee. Alternative arrangements for an interview will be made for applicants living at a distance from the College.
is the basic degree application deadline for September admission, with early application recommended (particularly for the Master of Divinity program). Full-time applicants are encouraged to apply for September entry.
is the basic degree application deadline for January admission, again with early application recommended. Letters of reference and university transcripts may arrive up to one month following the above deadlines. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the supporting documentation is received on time.
Offer of Admission:
Wycliffe College's admissions process works on a rolling-basis. This allows an applicant to submit his/her application form at any time. If the applicant meets the school's standards, an offer of admission is made immediately if there is still space available. Master of Divinity applicants must be interviewed prior to a decision concerning an offer of admission. Please send your completed application form to: The Admissions Office, Wycliffe College, 5 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1H7 CANADA.
Faxed application forms will not be accepted.
Data on the enclosed Student Information Form are inventoried in the University computer and must be considered public. Transcripts and academic records may be shared with the academic authorities of the University of Toronto and the Toronto School of Theology. The self-evaluation is considered confidential, and is available only to College officials. No College documentation pertaining to an applicant or student is shared with denominational officials without the written permission of the aplicant or student.
I hereby certify that the information contained in this application is complete and accurate, and I understand that any misrepresentation may be cause for denial or revocation of admission. I also hereby declare that, if I am accepted into Wycliffe College, and so long as I remain enrolled, I shall honour all such regulations as shall from time to time be in force.
By checking this box, I understand that the names entered below are accepted in lieu of written signatures.
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