Since All Paths Divinity School does not require entrance exams such as the SAT, ACT, GRE, or GMAT, all incoming students are required to demonstrate readiness for collegiate-level study in an online environment which relies heavily upon writing ability, independent study, and sustained focus. Appropriate documentation will be requested as needed.
Applicants should ideally have a Bachelor’s degree. Occasionally we can evaluate an applicant based on relevant, practical, work/life, and spiritual experience. At a minimum, all applicants must have a high school diploma or its equivalent, as earned through a high school equivalency test.
There are no residency or travel requirements for any of the programs. All courses can be completed in a location of the students choosing, whether at home or work or on holiday. Prospective students may enroll at any time and Academic Advisers are available year-round. We strongly encourage students to take the opportunity of attending at least one APDS Retreat through their experience in the program.
International students are welcome from any country provided they can correspond in English and have well-developed writing skills.
The technical requirements of an online program include students having their own access to E-mail, Internet, and a personal computer. It is also the student’s responsibility to obtain regular access to college-level library resources or electronic research equivalents.
Every applicant must provide the following materials:
1. Complete the online application for enrollment.
2. After submitting online an application you will automatically be redirected to pay the nonrefundable $150 application fee via PayPal. If needed, we can send a Paypal invoice to complete payment.
3. Mail us transcripts reflecting any previous studies you’d like us to know about. If you do not have any previous studies please send us a letter explaining why we should consider you for the program.
4. Mail us a letter of recommendation as a character reference or professional endorsement.
Email Documents to: firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Students seeking ordination should include a written explanation describing their call to ministry.
6. Provide a sample of your written work of 1,500-3,000 words.
This piece of writing should ideally reflect your interest in subjects
related to ministry, theology, religious studies, or spiritual life. However you may
submit a paper on a alternate subject or re-use something appropriate written for another program.
7. Provide a digital photograph of yourself, for identity verification security and purposes. This should be a photocopy or scan of your government issued identification card or driver’s license.
8. Celebrate your decision. All Paths is excited to start this journey with you!