Entry Requirements

Committment to Academic / Religious Disciplines

Every department within DLSM is committed to student education that is based upon a distinctive Christian perspective that is built upon our Biblical, evangelical heritage. 
 










DLSM's instructors are professional, real-world theologians and pastors who are accomplished in learning course delivery.  Each student is assigned an instructor that will help them develop skills that will enhance their academic / spiritual success.


Affordable


We offer some of the lowest tuition rates for the level of collegiate studies offered.  In addition, our customized payment plans offers additional discounts with no interest or credit checks to qualify

Accessible


Our online, email, fax and mail degree and certificate programs are designed to accommodate your busy life allowing you to complete your coursework when it’s most convenient for you

​​Achievable


Earn your degree faster at DLSM since you study on your schedule.  With generous credits for transferring, life experiences and courses from our standard course library, you can achieve your Christian education goals even quicker.  You choose when you want to begin your studies and when you want to graduate.​



​​Not Ready to Commit to a Degree Program?​

Not a problem, because all of our individual courses from our Standard Course Library can be applied towards enrollment requirements into one of our Degree Programs. This academic structure allows you to study your way into your degree goal with one course and/or category at a time.





































 Entry Requirements into DLSM Seminary Program


Seminary Ordination Programs


​DL School of Ministry (DLSM) offers enrollment to anyone into our ordination programs who is seeking ordination separately or combined with one of our degree or certificate programs, 18 years of age or older and has an 

educational desire about God and a heart to serve others. Why? because God is no respector of persons and is why we encourage eveyone to apply.


  • Enroll age exception:  DLSM accepts students 16 and 17 years of age with the following exceptions;
  1. ​ the student is emancipated from their parents through the U.S. court system.  For International students, emancipated from their parents or its equivalent as pertaining to their country of origin and/or residing in;  official legal documentation is required for Administrative office review 
  2. one of the parents must sign the DLSM consent to enroll as a minor form;  request the consent to enroll as a minor form at the Administrative office




​Ordination - Separate 


Entry Requirements is anyone who believes they have been called by God to first - serve God.  Secondly, to serve others along with a educational desire to learn more about God to become a servant leader.




Undergraduate Programs with Ordination


Associate

Entry requirements is a high school diploma, GED or it's equivalent.  If the student doesn't have access to these specific documents, we will assist you to find a resolution so enrollment at DLSM can be accomplished. The entry requirements for the ordination program with this degree level is the same as our ordination-separate program.


Bachelors

Entry requirements is the student previously achieving an associate degree or its equivalent. Also taken into consideration is life experiences that can be utilized for life experience award credits that can be applied. The entry requirements for the ordination program with this degree level is the same as our ordination-separate program.




Graduate Programs with Ordination


Masters

Entry requirements is the student previously achieving a bachelors degree or its equivalent. Also taken into consideration is life experiences that can be utilized for life experience award credits that can be applied. The entry requirements for the ordination program with this degree level is the same as our ordination-separate program.


Specialized Education
 Entry requirements is the student previously achieving a masters degree or its equivalent. Also taken into consideration is life experiences that can be utilized for life experience award credits that can be applied. The entry requirements for the ordination program with this degree level is the same as our ordination-separate program.


Doctorate

Entry requirements is the student previously achieving a degree in specialized education or its equivalent. Also taken into consideration is life experiences that can be utilized for life experience award credits that can be applied.


PHD

Entry requirements is the student previously achieving a Doctorate or its equivalent. Also taken into consideration is life experiences that can be utilized for life experience award credits that can be applied.  The entry requirements for the ordination program with this degree level is the same as our ordination-separate program.  




Individual Courses / Standard Course Library with Ordination  


Certificate

​Entry requirements is a high school diploma, GED or it's equivalent.  If the student doesn't have access to these specific documents, we will assist you to find a resolution so enrollment at DLSM can be accomplished.​ The entry requirements for the ordination program with this certificate level is the same as our ordination-separate program.  

Entry Requirements Seminary